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“Best Tour of Inis Mor”

Thomas Faherty Tours
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Inishmore
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Take a trip with Thomas Faherty around the island in a pony & trap, and see the beautiful sights of Inis Mor the old-fashioned way. Pony & trap tours are a family tradition and date back to the 1940s. You will hear wonderful stories and interesting island histories, all while taking in the amazing surroundings at a picture friendly pace. Stops are made along the route to let visitors explore. You can look for seals during low tide and hike up to Dun Aonghasa. But what makes Thomas and his tours so different? He likes to point out what other tourists may never get the chance to see, or have even heard about. Like the wormhole. No matter the length of your stay on the island, whether you wish for a private tour for two or an afternoon jaunt for ten, a tour can be arranged. that accommodates to your plans.
Reviewed August 3, 2013

We were greeted with a smile on the pier, just after departing the ferry. Thomas was friendly but not at all pushy in his approach. After he invited a few other passengers to join us in his large wagon (that can sit at least eight comfortably) we were off on the tour. The wagon was drawn by the largest horse on the island, a Clydesdale named WB Yeats! He was spirited and very capable. Thomas, whose family has inhabited Inis Mor for at least seven generations, was as wonderful tour guide and truly passionate about his life and his work. At the stop to see the great ancient fort at Dún Aonghasa Thomas offered us an additional site known as the "Worm Hole". This is an unbelievable rectangular blow hole that, although naturally formed, seems almost as if it had to have been man made because of its near perfect shape. This requires a bit of a hike across some fields, over the rock fences, and across the limestone crags, but it is well worth the extra effort. The stunning views on the cliffs from above the Worm Hole were an amazing backdrop for photos and they easily rival the Cliff of Mohr. Thomas told us about the Red Bull cliff diving event that took place there in August of 2012, so check that out on YouTube if you get a chance. The rest of the island was also beautiful and highly memorable so do yourself a favor and take the tour with Thomas, and if you're lucky WB will also be working that day!

Thank manu204
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Did not read much on how to tour & view the sites on Inis Mor and decided to take the Pony tour guide verse the bus tour & self guided bike rides. Tomas was the first to approach us and we feel very lucky that he did, he was knowledgeable(being a local, that can trace his linage back 7 generation or more) and a excellent tour guide. He personally walked us over to see the Worm Hole~a HIGHLIGHT of our whole Ireland vacation. Loved Tomas & WB Yates and would highly recommend this tour to all that will visit Aran Island, Inis Mor

Thank ssdoyle68
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Tony aka Trappa Tony aka Stormie, & Kelly the dog, & Draiocht the pony made our trip to Inishmore a truly memorable experience. Tony in his yellow carriage which was more sophisticated than a trap was professional, knowledgable & excellent company. It is the only way to travel on the island. The weather was glorious & Tony regaled us with stories, history & folklore. We saw all the sights on the island in comfort & style. I would recommend not only this method of transport but especially Tony & his jaunty yellow carriage on Inishmore,

Thank so400
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Tomas and WB Yeats are the best. We were the last to depart the ferry and were skeptical about taking a tour of the island. We knew for sure that we didn't want to take a mini-bus tour. So it was quite a treat to be greeted by Tomas who won us over with his smile and enthusiasm for the island. Since Tomas grew up on the island he knows all the best spots. He will even show you the worm hole and then will encourage you to hike to the top of the mountain, where you'll discover even more breathtaking views from the ancient site of Dun Aengus. Thanks for being such a wonderful host. It was a picture perfect day and life doesn't get much better than that.

Thank Katmamma
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Although the weather wasn't sunny we opted to get a pony and trap tour for the ten of us.

Tomás picked us up from our accomodation on time and was very polite and cheerful. Both he and W.B. Yeats (the horse!) trotted us up the coast of the island showing us some of the scenery and on up to Dun Aonghasa (a must see fort on the island!).

On the way we had spoken to Tomás about the fact we were interested in seeing that the Red Bull Cliff Diving area too which is The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist). When he dropped us off at the interprative centre he actually walked the 1km up to the area with us! Just to make sure we didn't miss it.

From there we walked ourselves up to the fort and took photos for an hour or so. We jaunted back then after Tomás showed us some more sites and dropped us off for some lovely lunch at a cafe.

I would definitely reccomend, regardless of weather to take the pont and trap tour. The sides of the trap are all closed in so you won't get wet and he gave us all blankets to keep warm. It's a great leisurely pace to see the Island.

Thank Bernard K
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