Specifically, I would like to mention Steve Outram from Kennedy Coaches who was instrumental in making this the best possible experience. Our group described Steve as part Driver, part Tour Guide, Part Concierge, Part psychologist when the round wasn’t our finest, and a completely delightful Gentleman. Special Thanks to Steve for all that he did for us
- Driscoll Golf Group
It has been a week since we returned home from Ireland and we are still processing our incredible trip. The best decision that we made concerning our travel was to contract with Kennedy Coaches. The bus you provided was comfortable, perfect for viewing the countryside, and ideal for capturing many memorable photos. However, it was James Finn that insured the success of our trip. He was flawless in his knowledge and navigation, but it was his character, integrity, and humour that won our hearts. He made each of our dreams come true from our daughter's request to feed lambs to an amazing adventure through time and our family heritage, culminating in a reunion with friends who I have not been in contact with, but met over fifty years ago. This adventure would not have attained miracle status had it not been for James. He was patient, persistent, and the success of our request was always his goal. No matter how crazy our schedule became or how many seemingly conflicting options we would present, he always made our wishes a reality. James is a priceless asset to your company. We look forward to our next trip to Ireland with Kennedy Coaches and James Finn. Thanks for amazing memories.
- Deborah Grady
It is with great pleasure that I, on behalf of the 7 Caddigans who recently spent a week in Ireland, commend Mr Paul Walker for his outstanding support. Paul coupled his sense of humour and personality with an amazing and detailed knowledge of both Irish history and the many sites we visited. Paul went out of his way at every site to ensure disabled access as I was confined to a wheelchair. He clearly did all in his power to ensure that our time with him was a success. Paul was himself a highlight of our trip and we collectively thank him for making it so very special. You have in him an outstanding employee!
- James Caddigan
On Wednesday we had the absolute pleasure of riding with Mike from Galway to Killarney. I just wanted to send over a note telling you how impressed we were with his knowledge and pure passion for life. For a trip where we fully expected to stare out the window from one stop to the next, we could not have been more locked in to every story Mike told us, and the emotion with which he told it. By the end of the trip my wife and I felt like we had a friend for life, while living through an experience that we will never forget. Thank you so much for sending Mike our way! You can guarantee that next time we’re in Ireland, we’ll be calling Kennedy Coaches.
- Jim Dumas
I just wanted to take a moment to bring to your attention, and to the attention of ownership at Kennedy Coaches, the extraordinary level of service both myself and my family have received from Mr Nigel Clarke. He is, first, and foremost a quintessential professional: polite, gracious, accommodating and punctual. A rarity to be sure, but likely not uncommon at a "best in class" firm like Kennedy Coaches. But Mr Clarke is far more. He is encyclopaedic in his knowledge of Ireland on every level: its history, culture, government and, amazingly, the deepest details of the laws that govern the drivers, and their vehicles, throughout Ireland.
He is patient with clients who continually alter plans, switch start times and generally "fly by the seat of their pants." I know because we are that client. He is resilient: he tracked through mud on our quest to locate our parents' home in Cahirciveen; interviewed strangers for clues to an obscure graveyard in Castleisland; and mapped customized routes so we were able to enjoy every amazing landmark, waterfall and scenic outcropping throughout our several days together. In short, we would have been lost without him. But, above all, Nigel is a true gentlemen and, on behalf of my family, it is our pleasure to have met him.
- Patrick Brosnan
I want to commend our driver and tour guide Mark Lyons for his professionalism, kindness, knowledge, and humor during our group's recent tour of Ireland (Oct 4-12). His wealth of knowledge and pride of Country along with his enthusiasm are qualities that simply put make him "THE BEST". I also want to mention the clean, comfortable, modern coach that Mark expertly chauffeured. I will close with a phrase we learned that sums it up......It was "great craic"! Thanks again Kennedy Coaches and Mark Lyons!
- Nelda Rathert
I just want to express to you how James Finn made our trip so totally complete. His fantastic personality, his knowledge of the country and his unbelievable driving skills made us so relaxed and the information he brought forward was awesome. We have had him for several trips as our driver and he just becomes one of us. I (we) are looking forward to our next trip over to Ireland and have the pleasure of having James as our personal driver. We never missed a beat and had a flawless time. Thank you for a great comfortable coach and a great gentleman as your driver.
- Bob & Joan Wallace
We recently returned from a 12-day tour of Ireland (September 13 to September 25, 2017). Dave Costello was our guide and driver. We wanted to inform you that we would not have had such a wonderful trip without Dave and Kennedy Coaches. Dave was without exception knowledgeable, punctual and affable. He has a deep knowledge of Ireland and Irish history and we had many interesting conversations during our travels between historic sites. He even played beautiful, traditional music for us to enhance the drive. Dave seemed to know everybody in Ireland!! Whether it was shop keepers or hotel staff, everybody knew Dave too. Of particular note, we had ancestral research done and were particularly interested in finding my great-grandparents' homestead, family church and graves. Not only did Dave go out of his way to bring us to the village and churches but he even stopped and knocked on a random door when he thought we were close to the homestead just to check. Quite to our surprise, the family who answered the door knew my family and directed us to the homestead. That never would have happened without Dave's determination! The service was great, the vehicles were spotless and we would not make another trip to Ireland without Dave Costello as our driver and Kennedy Coaches. Thank you for making this trip truly a trip of a lifetime.
- Dr. John and Gerry Greene
Just wanted to send you a note letting you know how much we enjoyed our trip with Chris. He was great - personable, informative and fun. Really made the trip for us and was a perfect fit for our family. We can't say enough good things about him. Please pass along our appreciation to Chris. Also, thanks to you for all your help and guidance planning our trip. We loved the itinerary and everything we did. We will be calling you guys again for any future trips and we will definitely refer you to friends and family. That's the way to see Ireland!
- Brett Cohen
Just dropping a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our recent golf trip and the wonderful services of our trusty companion Mike Moriarty. Mike was a great driver and an excellent host. He was always on time, made great recommendations for meals and sightseeing, and made the trip more memorable with his good humour and knowledge of the unique history of the many locations we visited. We would strongly recommend Mike to others planning a trip and we look forward to returning very soon.
- Neil O’Callaghan
Eight of us from Atlanta, Georgia, had a very enjoyable golf trip recently to Dublin and Belfast (September 11 - 17). Our Kennedy Coaches driver was Dominic Hoare and we could not have had a better experience with him at the helm. Dominic was extremely helpful from beginning to end and made the logistics very easy for our group of 75 year-olds. He did a great job of herding the "seniors", keeping us on schedule and making helpful suggestions to improve our trip. In addition to excellent work on the four golfing days, on the Thursday "moving day" back to Dublin, he arranged a very interesting guided tour of Belfast and suggested we have lunch at Hollywood, Rory's home course, which was an unexpected and much appreciated bonus. He was indeed a superb leader of our group and a real credit to your organization.
- Ed Croft
My family recently took a vacation in Ireland from July 1, 2017 until July 11, 2017. There were 13 people in our group. We decided to contact Kennedy Coaches to retain a bus and tour guide for our visit instead of our original plan to rent multiple vehicles to see Ireland on our own. Sure glad we made the decision to use the services of Kennedy Coaches. From the moment we met our tour guide, Danny McCarthy, we knew we were in good hands. I think I speak for our group when I say we felt Danny showed us the REAL Ireland. We saw parts of Ireland we never would have seen and met people we never would have encountered without Danny's guidance. We learned so much about the history of Ireland from Danny. Danny made many suggestions throughout our tour of Ireland and we followed his lead with fantastic results such as experiencing The Burren and The Gap of Dunloe, to mention just a few of fabulous things we saw. We had lunch and dinner at sever l pubs that Danny recommended that were very welcoming and affordable. Danny was in a great mood throughout our tour and even started our 4th of July day off with Springsteen's Born in the USA blasting on our van. Very unexpected and thoughtful for Americans away from home on our Independence Day. Thanks to Kennedy Coaches and especially Danny McCarthy. Danny made our time in Ireland so special and memorable. Danny, until we meet again, Slainte!!
- Tadgh Gaines and Family
We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our adventure! John Fleming was a wonderful driver and guide! He was professional, informative and engaging. He was also a very good driver on those narrow Irish roads! Should we get the opportunity to get back to Ireland we would have John run us all over the place!!
- Kathy Russell
We could not have asked for a more attentive, informative, accommodating, and delightful driver than Brendan Hartnett. Please add my two-thumbs-up endorsement to what should be his growing list of positive reviews. Having such a gentleman as our driver and guide made our golf trip that much more memorable. Cheers to Brendan.
- Sandy Farrier
I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed using Kennedy Coaches for our vacation and what a terrific guy Jerry is. We never could have navigated Ireland on our own; Jerry was terrific with history and with taking us where we wanted to go. He went the extra mile for us when I left my wallet at a small coffee shop en route to the cliffs of Moher. He dropped us off and went back and retrieved the wallet for me - that saved our vacation! We hope to come back to Ireland and will certainly use your services again.
- Lucy Benson
"Paddy, we made it back to the States and wanted to express our sincere thanks for the wonderful time we had in Ireland. It was truly a magical experience for me, Noreen and Lindsay and we could not have been more pleased with having you as our driver for the week. Your knowledge of the country and its history really made the entire experience one we shall remember for a lifetime. On a personal note, I enjoyed getting to know you. You’re a man of great integrity and take pride in your work. We were so fortunate to have you show us around. We hope to come back to Ireland one day and, when we do, there's no one I'd rather have behind the wheel with us. Thanks for your kindness, hospitality and patience throughout our trip. We return to the U.S. with fond memories we'll cherish forever."
- Jim Speros
"Just a note to thank Kennedy Coaches and especially our guide Paul Walker for his outstanding attention to detail and ability to know what we needed before we need it. He made our golf trip memorable that much more by his professionalism and friendship."
- Steve Alexander
"Just a short note to tell you how much we enjoyed Danny McCarthy as our driver/guide when we were in Ireland (Sept 18 to Sept 24). We learned a lot about your country and am certainly impressed by its beauty. Danny went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. He had great stories and even taught us a song (Wild Rover) on the bus. Many, many laughs with Danny. He really made our trip a special one!!!"
- Barb & Tom Berken
"I just got home from the guided Castle Tour (Sept 14 to Sept 22), and I wanted to let you know how much I loved the tour, and how absolutely fabulous Mark is! Mark went above and beyond all expectations of a driver/tour guide! He was so friendly, and cheerful, easy to understand, and extremely knowledgeable about all the places we visited! He kept the bus in excellent shape, and made sure the windows were washed (several times a day!) so we could take nice clear photos while he drove! He also kept water bottles on hand in case we got thirsty between stops! He had a wonderful selection of Irish music that he played, and even taught our group of 8 people how to do some songs that we had to clap our hands for - which came in handy on several occasions at local pubs in the evening! Mark was an outstanding guide, who made my first time in Ireland extra special! I really hope I can get him again next time I'm back in Ireland! Thanks so much, Tania Massia (A Canadian who will ALWAYS be in love with Ireland!)"
- Tania Massia
"My wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Ireland, England and Scotland, with our son Kevin. Our trip in Ireland was the highlight of the 24 day trip. John Fleming knew his history of Ireland and England, knew where to add attractions which were close to our scheduled tour if time permitted and he had a great personality to go along with the tour. It was a “joy” to have him as our guide and our driver. My wife and I want to come back to Ireland in the next year or two and we will be contacting you…We will definitely try to be on a tour that has John as the driver/guide. We had a private driver in England and Scotland also but they did not equal our delightful experience with John in Ireland. Thank you and John for making this occasion such a memorable event."
- Dale, Ruth and Kevin Hinshaw
"My husband and I both believe that our trip was as incredible as it was because of Mark. What an unbelievable guy! On our very first day he made us feel so welcome and comfortable that it felt like we knew him our whole lives. He was personable, funny, considerate, and extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much about Ireland during this trip. When we asked for recommendations, whether it was where to eat lunch or where to buy the best sweater or gift, he always gave us 2 or 3 suggestions and was always spot on with any of them....we always found what we wanted and at reasonable prices. Mark made sure that our trip was the trip of a lifetime......and for us it certainly was. He kept our bus spotless....inside and out. If we have an opportunity to visit an area where Kennedy Coaches is available for hire, we certainly will contact you and request Mark as our guide. Thanks Mark for an incredible vacation!"
- Donna & Rich Burnelle
"Thanks to Kennedy Coaches our trip was so much more than our group of 6 expected, so helpful with suggestions and filling in so much of the planning part of the trip. The entire trip was delightful. James our driver was awesome, engaging, humorous and extremely knowledgeable from the history of Ireland to where to shop and dine. He made sure we all saw the sights on our check list, including a very hard to find church. We will be certain to recommend your company to others traveling through Ireland."
- Pat McGuire
"My family and I just returned from Ireland. I'm writing to tell you how much we loved our driver, Nigel Clarke. He was phenomenal!!! He was kind, courteous, punctual, knowledgeable, and fantastic with my 5 year old son and 18 month old daughter. He had great suggestions and was so professional. He provided us with a smooth and certainly memorable trip. We will certainly request him when we return to Ireland. Thank you so much. Kennedy Coaches is lucky to have a person like him on their team!"
- Kathleen Matthews
"I had to write and tell you what a fantastic trip we had with Des Murphy as our driver, tour guide and friend. He absolutely made the trip with his customized suggestions and accommodations, fun and gracious helpfulness and humor. While I'm an active 50 something, my mother is 82 and Des was the very essence of kindness and helpfulness in maximizing her experience, from help out of the car to modifying the itinerary on the fly to best service her limitations and interests. Please know you're got a top guide and travel driver in your employee. It was my best trip of its kind, ever, and I've been all over the world."
- Lyn Gregory
"Once again, your company helped make our trip to Ireland an enjoyable one. Kenny was fantastic. He was prompt, professional, knowledgeable and kept us laughing while we were together. He went above and beyond the call of duty. "
- Ron Wallace
"Brendan was a gracious host, assisting in every aspect of the trip and added to the overall experience. Whether it was making sure our clubs were dry the next day before we played, making sure the caddies were ready or making a point of us hydrating, Brendan didn’t miss anything. The bus was comfortable & perfect for the four of us."
- The Armstein Group
"I wanted to write to you to tell you about our recent trip to Ireland and our experience with our driver/tour guide Danny McCarthy. To put it simply, Danny was awesome. To say he enriched our experience would be an understatement. We learned more, laughed more and saw more than we could have ever imagined. I cannot say enough about him and how highly I would recommend him to anyone who really wants to see and fall in love with Ireland."
- Kelly Munsell
"Patrick our driver tour guide for the week was exceptional. We would recommend him to everyone."
- Betty Phillips (Golf Tour)
"Spectacular!!! John the driver was absolutely exceptional and critical to making this trip beyond unbelievable. Thank you!"
- Ryanes Golf Group
"We has an amazing time and wanted to thank you and your team. Patrick, our driver, made the week unbelievable. He took such good care of us there was nothing we ever needed..... Can't wait for my next trip with you guys."
- Alan Stearns
"I just wanted to write you regarding my group's trip to Ireland last week, Pat Griffin was our driver and I must say after about 20 years of leading tours, Pat was the best tour guide I have ever experienced. Pat is a great ambassador for your company and for Ireland. I plan on coming back to Ireland and using Kennedy Coaches again with one small condition, that Pat is our guide and driver, and what a driver he is, the best in the business. I am very pleased, thank you so much for a wonderful experience and please hold on tight to Pat, they don't come any better."
- Brian Reilly
"I just returned from our golf trip to Ireland and wanted to drop you a note and let you know what a great experience we had with your service and driver. Our driver Con did a wonderful job and took great care of us, he handled our luggage and clubs like they were his own and could not have been more gracious to all of us. We sincerely appreciate all he did for us, we could have not picked a better man, please give him our thanks and warmest regards. Next trip its Kennedy for us! Thanks again from all 12 of us. "
- Gary Emerine
"I wish I could express properly how overwhelmed we all were with your service, your coach and most of all our driver Mark "Funky" Lyons. Everything about the experience was "Five Star". Mark takes amazing pride in what he does and went above and beyond to accommodate our peculiar requests. Thank you so much for helping make this an experience of a lifetime for everyone in our group."
- Rich Koenders
"This is a long-overdue review, for Kennedy Coaches and our driver, Stephen Outram. Words can't properly capture our fantastic March 2013 Ireland experience and much of that was thanks to Steve. From day one, we were greeted with a smiling face and a warm personality. Steve was attentive to our questions and his extensive knowledge afforded us an unforgettable experience in the way of landmarks and food. Thank you, Steve, and Kennedy Coaches for a fabulous experience! "
- Megan Martin
"Thank you for surprising us with the bottle of champagne for our anniversary. It started off the trip with a warm smile. We also thought we should tell you know how much we enjoyed having Joe Courtney as our driver. Not only is he a highly skilled chauffeur, but also an extremely personable and knowledgeable tour guide. We looked forward to his input for our daily plans and feel he became a delightful addition to our story in Ireland. There has already been a discussion about our next trip, and Kennedy Coaches and Joe are a part of those plans."
- Ann Kessinger