Paul O’Donnell

I am a Failte Ireland approved Local Tour Guide since 2004 and I work mainly in the west of Ireland from Kerry to Sligo where there is so much to do and to see and experience. I am a member of the Association of Approved Tour Guides of Ireland (A.A.T.G.I) with a B.A. in Local History. I have significant expertise in the area of family history and genealogical tourism.

Tracing your Irish ancestors and visiting the ancestral homeplace is the highlight for many visitors  to Ireland and we can take you there in groups or four or less in a fully licensed and insured car.

Customised tours are my speciality but Conemara, Kylemore Abbey and the Killary Fjord are an experience not to be missed.

The Burren, and Cliffs of Moher, are intrinsically part of any tour to the west of Ireland.

Aran Islands – this is a once in a lifetime experience to marvel at the archaeology of Dun Aengus and admire the rugged beauty of the Island.

Galway City is an excellent base for touring east galway and sites like  Coole Park, the celtic art revival decoration of St Brendan’s Cathedral, Loughrea, the pre historic Turoe Stone and the fields of Athenry.

Lets walk through the medieval streets of Galway taking in both the old and the new from St Nicholas’s Collegiate Church to the  Cathedral while soaking up the atmosphere of this university city.

Time and deadlines are not an issue, yes you are in Ireland so relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings and the company of an experienced Galway based tour guide.

Testimonials

Rebecca Safon

TOUR: The Burren and Cliffs of,…
DATE: Jun 5, 2018
LOCATION: Galway, Ireland

We are beyond delighted by our experience with Paul! I shudder to think of all we would have missed had we opted to go to the Cliffs of Moher on our own. From the sites we saw to the people (and animals!) we met, Paul brought County Clare to life. We will never forget our experience, which is just the beginning. We can’t wait to come back.

MaryJane Holton Simon

TOUR: Shore Excursion
DATE: Jul 6, 2018
LOCATION: Foynes, Ireland

Paul provided us with a wonderful day in the stunning Dingle peninsula. He is knowledgeable,informative and was responsive to our needs & requests. He incorporates music & humour into his program to keep things fun. He drives a well maintained,impeccable vehicle and thoughtfully provided water. Our tour was memorable. He had a nice sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes and playing music along the way. You will enjoy your time with Paul.

Nancy Dellenger

TOUR: Conemara & Kylemore Tour
DATE: Sep 14, 2018
LOCATION: Galway,  Ireland

Oh, Paul. What can I say. You tolerated 3 crazy ladies from the US all day. Won’t mention your heroism on behalf of my sister. We are still lcaughing today. Connemara was soooo beautiful! Loved where we went to lunch. Your patience while we shopped was above and beyond. If I could I would give him 10 stars. I will use this feature again. Thank you so much, Paul Nancy, Betsy and Jean