This was a trip I’ve dreamed of for years, and it exceeded all my expectations! And our guide, Tony Corcoran, was the best part of the package!
We are a family of eight adults who were looking to celebrate and explore our Irish heritage with a personalized week-long itinerary taking us across the Republic of Ireland. We wanted to see family history landmarks, not-to-be-missed classic gems, and some off-the-beaten-path surprises too.
Tony’s passionate knowledge of Irish history, from prehistoric times to the present, was outstanding and really impressed this family of history buffs. He made book recommendations, taught us a little Irish, and obliged us with some songs as well. His experience in farming really added context to the rural scenes we passed. We peppered him with questions, but I don’t think we could ever stump him. Not to mention, we valued his recommendations for things like the best place for fish and chips in all of Ireland! Sometimes he parked and let us explore on our own, like at the Cliffs of Moher. But if we wanted him to guide us (for example, on a trail in Killarney National Park), he was happy to oblige.
Our family heritage tour, arranged by Little Gem Tours and escorted by the inimitable Tony Corcoran, was a five-star vacation that we’ll never forget!