I cannot say enough positive things about our tour with Mossie!! He was an absolute delight and the highlight of our trip. He was a wealth of knowledge on Irish... read more history and culture. He took us through the Slea head drive and made plenty of stops for us to enjoy the scenery and explained the history of the area. He was incredibly funny and kept us entertained the entire time. If I had the opportunity to do this again, I would definitely book the all day tour as our 4 hour tour was over in a flash. Thank you Mossie for the experience of a lifetime. You are a true reflection of your beautiful country.
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!
Mossie accommodated a last-minute driving tour of the Dingle Peninsula for our family, and could not have been more friendly, informative and thorough. He took us to the most scenic... read more parts of the route and told us all about Irish history, language and archaeology, as well as what he knows about Dingle, which is considerable. It was like spending the day with a master storyteller, and we didn't want it to end. I highly recommend Mossie's Tours.
In June 2022, my husband and I took a full-day tour with Mossie around the Wild Atlantic Way. It was rainy and windy but nothing could dampen the pleasure... read more we felt on a Mossie Scanlon tour. The van we drove in was comfortable and new. We saw historical sites and the rocky coast of the Atlantic. I got to hold a baby lamb! If you are looking for a tour guide who loves his homeland and seeks to share that love - in stories, songs and poetry - book with Mossie Scanlon!
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
I had a fascinating full day tour with Mossie. He is entertaining and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about Ireland and the Dingle Peninsula. We saw Conor’s Pass, did a... read more short hike to Peddlers Lake and drove the Slea Head Drive. Mossie tailored the longer stops around my interest in history. I particularly loved Gallarus Oratory, Kilmalkedar and some sites associated with the famine. The scenery is beautiful. Mossie has a beautiful voice which was wonderful to hear as this was the only time I got to hear Irish music on my travels in Ireland. This is a not to be missed tour,
What a privilege to spend a day in the company of Mossie. It’s very special to have someone with such an intimate connection to the people, culture, history, nature, and... read more language of an area be able to share that with you- and with such passion and ease. Mossie has a wonderful skill for storytelling and endless knowledge which he shares so generously. He had the children hanging off his every word with stories of the valley beyond Baile an Lochaigh - a truly magical place- thank you for sharing it with us Mossie- never before has getting soggy feet felt so wonderful!!! Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mossie as a guide for any tour.