Weekends from 9:00 am to 11:00 pmDingle
In a word, Mossie was TREMENDOUS. We so enjoyed and appreciated his knowledge, patience, flexibility, warmth, humor, and sense of adventure. and his obvious love of what he... read more does. All he wanted was for us to have as good a time as possible— and we definitely did!
Mossie was EXTREMELY knowledgeable about Dingle and its history. but he never overdid it tried to show off how much he knows. He somehow sensed just the right amount of Dingle & Irish history, and his life experiences (so interesting!), to share with us.
At the start of our day together, Mossie asked us a few questions to get a sense for what types of activities we most enjoy and what we can take or leave (we told him that we weren't particularly "archaeological"), and he fully respected that. But he still suggested (always gently) that we experience, if only briefly, a few things that weren't in our stated wheelhouse that he thought we might nevertheless enjoy. He just sensed it. And every time, we were glad that he did (even "archaeological" stuff). Throughout the day, he struck the perfect balance between suggesting (again, always gently) sites or experiences we might enjoy and taking us to shops or sites that we knew we wanted to visit.
Sitting here now, I can't even recall all the activities we crammed (but never rushing) into our day with Mossie. All I can recall is that we enjoyed every spectacular view, every scenic hike, every quirky shop, and every restaurant or coffee stop that he suggested.
Again, the only thing Mossie wanted was for us to enjoy our day in Dingle as much as possible. And he refused to end the tour until he was 100% sure that we had. I believe that the tour was scheduled to stop at 5 or 5:30, but we ended up going until 6:30 or 7:00. Why? Well, he knew that we wanted to drive Conor Pass, but he'd been told that it was too foggy to see much of anything that particular day. But around 5 or so, he took us there just in case the fog had cleared (it hadn't, but we still enjoyed it). And after that, because he knew that our 24-year-old daughter loves hiking, he accompanied her on a rocky hike up to a beautiful lake even though we'd had plenty of hiking to and around the ocean earlier in the day. He just wanted to be absolutely certain that she had as great a day as my wife and I had (she definitely did).
AND WHAT A NICE GUY. Example: We told him how much we enjoyed the music that was playing in his car (a lovely, spacious Mercedes) through most of our day. He told us various places (Amazon, music shop in town) where we likely could purchase it. But being, you know, Mossie, he didn't stop there. The MORNING AFTER our tour, he dropped off HIS OWN COPY of the CD at our B & B and he threw in a couple of CDs of HIM singing (he has a lovely voice, and SANG at least one song for us during the tour). I mean, who does that? That would be Mossie. So thoughtful, and so generous.
Mossie just wanted us to love Dingle as much as he obviously does—and we do! Dingle was the best part of our Ireland experience (well, except for our daughter getting married in a castle in Tralee), and Mossie was the best part of Dingle. We couldn't recommend him more highly!
I have just one word to describe Mossie...Fantastic! He is very personable and his knowledge of Irish history is amazing. Our tour really added to our fantastic Irish... read more vacation. If you are going to Ireland and will be in the Dingle area don't miss Mossie!
Mossie is a perfect tour guide. Knowledgeable, patient and very personable. We can highly recommend him for a tour guide. We were travelling with young children and everyone, adults... read more and kids, enjoyed the tour.
Our family of five (kids ages 18-23 years old) had a magical day learning about Irish history, the Dingle peninsula, and Ireland today on our half-day tour with Mossie. We... read more started off with a beautifully misty hike up Conor Pass and then proceeded to tour around the area
Mossie is the best and will forever hold a special place in our hearts! We were lucky to have him as our personal chauffeur for a day around Dingle. He... read more is very knowledgeable about the history of Ireland and the areas in which we visited. The pride that he has in his job and in his country is apparent. Mossie made sure we saw the most we could, given the limited opportunities because of the weather. He made the car ride fun, educational, and he even sang to us! Look no further if you are ever in need of a driver.
Do yourself a favor and book with Mossie! He is friendly, funny, and beyond knowledgable. A true gentleman.
As you can see by the reviews he is the... read more best, so rather than repeat I will share a special experience he gave us.
In conversation he learned both couples had anniversaries while in Ireland. During a visit to a church ruin he presented a bouquet of heather to each couple and shared the tradition of loved ones touching their finger through the hole in the Ogham stone. It is a cherished memory of our trip.
We were lucky enough to have Mossie take us on a tour of The Dingle Penninsula. He is a very personable guy with much knowledge of the area. The tour... read more was 3 hours long. Which was perfect, in my opinion. He asks what your interests are and tailors your experience to them. Great …
We booked with Mossie on short notice and are so glad we found him. Our private half-day tour was a great way to see the Dingle Peninsula. Mossie's first-rate knowledge... read more of Irish history added so much value to our trip. We were able to take a short hike near Connor Pass, hold a baby lamb, visit archeological sites, dip our toes in the ocean at a spectacular beach, and see more than we could have on our own.