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Address: Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 753 103
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Ireland West Tours provides the perfect solution for those that do not want...

Ireland West Tours provides the perfect solution for those that do not want to have the restraints of a Coach Tour but don't want the strains of a self drive tour. We provide private personalised tours where the customer gets to choose the timetable, itinerary and pace of the tour. We bring you to see the real West of Ireland and we bring you to places where the tour buses don't go.

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The best way to see Ireland! Highly recommended!

My husband and I hired Jim to take us around west Ireland on our honeymoon. We didn't want to worry about navigating and driving around foreign roads and my mother had hired Jim a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MegChristine22
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Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I hired Jim to take us around west Ireland on our honeymoon. We didn't want to worry about navigating and driving around foreign roads and my mother had hired Jim a few years back when she took a trip. Based on her recommendation I hired Jim and we starting planning our trip! Both my husband and I... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

My husband and I spent only a little over 24 hours in Galway amidst our weekend trip to Dublin. We were eager to see the countryside, and we didn't want to go on a big all-day coach tour. I found Jim from Ireland West Tours here on Trip Advisor, and I'm so glad I did. We contacted Jim the day... More 

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Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and for sending me a copy of the "Selfie". It was an absolute pleasure to have you and i will remember the fun we had, particularly sharing jokes, for a long time. More 

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We had booked Jim Parlsow of Ireland West Tours to take us on an all day adventure to both Lettermullen and Roundstone in Co Galway. Our purpose was to do some research and find out more about our Irish ancestors. We liked the idea of the "do it your way" tours. Our day started with an early pick up at... More 

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Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this review

Hi Diane, Many thanks for your review. It's always a great feeling for us when we track down an actual ancestral home. I'm really chuffed that you actually framed some of my photos to hang in your home ! Thank you, Jim More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience trying to find relatives out past Clifden where my grandfather grew up and left in 1923. We had a private tour guide, Patrick Curran who took us to the end of the farthest peninsula. He helped us knock on doors , found distant cousins and in the end found my dad's second cousin and the... More 

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Lincroft, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Our tour guide Jim was fantastic! He took us off the beaten path to places we would not have found on our own and to meet people we would not have met. Every stop was lovely and of course Jim's special touch of taking beautiful photographs of us and our stops really made a special trip even more special. Would... More 

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Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your lovely review and for very kind remarks, I'm flattered ! We do have other drivers that are also very good and who know the area equally well and have received excellent reviews, particularly Paul and Pat. having said that I do recall that you were fantastic company and you made my job easy. If you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Five fellow photographers and I recently spent a wonderful day touring Connemara. Jim and Patrick, our driver, took us to many special spots that they knew we would enjoy photographing. This day was the highlight of my time in Ireland. Whether photographers or not, be assured you would have have a delightful time with these fine gentlemen.

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mt. vernon
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Our family of 5 adults booked a 4-day trip of SW Ireland with our driver Patrick. I did not want the stress of driving on the left on narrow, unfamiliar roads. It was a good decision as I now know that I would not have been able to enjoy those 4 days nearly as much as I did. We were... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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93 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We spent a wonderful day with Jim last week and are still raving about all we saw and did in that nine hour period. Jim showed us his favorite spots and told us his favorite stories and took us to all the places that make Connemara special. He played the weather well, saving the most beautiful spots for the afternoon,... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We hired Jim Parslow and Ireland West Tours for a day tour of the Connemara region from Galway. BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT: We really enjoyed our tour and would highly recommend anyone consider visiting the Connemara or other areas of Ireland to use Ireland West Tours. A little background my fiancé and I are in our 30s. We wanted to... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Traveling with my husband, adult son and his college friend, we had 2 days in Galway, and only one to go sightseeing outside of town. I booked a day trip with Jim Parslow, and am so glad I did! Jim was punctual, kind, knowledgeable, and very perceptive in his ability to know just what would appeal to us as a... More 

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