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Address: 179 Castle Park, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 91 753 103
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Simply the best!

My husband and I spent a very memorable day exploring the Connemara with Jim. From the time we first made contact via email until we said good bye at the end of our day Jim was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New England

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New England
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258 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a very memorable day exploring the Connemara with Jim. From the time we first made contact via email until we said good bye at the end of our day Jim was a delight and easy to work with. He picked us up promptly at the appointed hour and spent time chatting with us about what... More 

Thank bluewaterdiva
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In March 2017, our family was in Galway visiting our daughter who was studying abroad there for the semester. We had a tour of the Connemara region with Jim and at the end, he very generously gave us his contact information in case our daughter ever had any questions or needed anything. At the end of the semester, my daughter... More 

Thank Z77062
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a day with Jim exploring The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. We were blessed with a mild, sunny day and took full advantage of this. As a keen but amateur photographer, it was great to be able to discuss some basic technical issues with Jim such as composition, light and angle when we stopped for views and... More 

Thank jcmi21
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 

1 Thank MegChristine22
Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank AmyRachelS
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Diane M
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Patty M
Lincroft, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 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 

1 Thank fherrick
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
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 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.

1 Thank jesmith28
mt. vernon
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 

1 Thank Steve2025

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