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“Highly recommended”
Review of Faherty Day Tours

Faherty Day Tours
Ranked #2 of 57 Tours in Galway
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Owner description: BOOK NOW !! Aran Islands Tour includes. The return coach transfer to Rosseveal Harbour, Return ferry to Inis Mor and all day tour of the Aran Islands. Bus, Bike, or walking tour on Inis Mor is included.
Moorestown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Michael is one of those rare individuals who has everything you would ever want in a tour guide. As a past fisherman and a man who has grown up on the island, he has an outstanding command of folklore and history. From Cromwell's invasion to the sadness of losing family members to the sea, he talked openly and and candidly about the Islands...and you will enjoy the raw beauty and unparalleled challenges of these islands who still speak Gaelic. Even nicer about Michael is he will always patiently provide a bathroom stop if needed and makes every stop a part of history. He even lent me his cell phone to make an emergency phone all when my battery died (well...perhaps not "emergency" as much as coordinating meet up plans with other family members on other tours. If you have only two days, I would recommend costing the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher! Be sure your trip is with Michael!!! He is beyond wonderful!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Pat M
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San Diego
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great tour and guide”
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

This tour was a perfect day trip out of Galway to the Aran islands with a lot of options for activities. Michael is a great guy and kids are welcome on the tour. He was helpful with the stroller and tolerated my 2 year olds "singing" rather well. The one thing I would note is to bring a picnic lunch to eat if it is a busy tourist day since the few restaurants and cafes will suck away your time to explore. Eat your lunch at the fort after you hike up. Wear good walking shoes! The trail to the fort and ruins is not for those with disabilities or strollers.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank SDlocal1
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49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Day trip of entire tour”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Aran Islands are not to be missed while traveling the West Coast of Ireland, particularly as a day trip from Galway. What makes this more authentic is traveling with a native of the Aran Islands. We booked our group of 11 with Michael Faherty and can say it was the highlight of our 14 day tour of Ireland. Michael's tour begins at the bus depot, continues to the ferry port and to the Aran Islands where one of his mini busses takes groups on a true experience of the Aran Islands, with insight specific to his own roots. Forget the Cliffs of Mohr. The Aran Islands and particularly the 'cliffs' ... are breathtaking. thank you Michael for making 11 students/with teachers very happy to experience the Aran Islands! [feel free to use our Aran Island slogan!]

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Accidental_Pilgrim
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Faherty Tours is the only choice!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

One of the best days we had during our 3 week stay in Ireland! Despite the rain, we had a wonderful time with Michael. You can tell he really loves his island home and knows everything about the history and his neighbors. He was charming and funny and let everyone take their time seeing the sights. Inis Mor is beautiful and seeing it with Faherty tours is a MUST!!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank medmagee
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Kennewick WA
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Michael is the MAN!!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

We loved our day tour with Michael great sense of humor! Loved how he is born and raised on Inismór, it gave the tour flavor. Overall our trip was pretty great!!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Chelsea I
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