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Con O'Leary

Chauffer Driver/Guide

Con is the founder of Scotia Ireland Tours and is the Senior Guide with the company. Con has been approved as a Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland Tour Driver / Guide, and has many years of experience leading Walkers and Adventure Tours throughout the Island of Ireland.

Con a native of Ireland has spent much of his time living abroad including, San Francisco, England, and has travelled extensively in India, Thailand, North Africa and Europe

Con’s love of Ireland and subsequent interest in the archaeology and history of the country stems from an interest that was instilled by his father, also named Con at a very early age. An idyllic childhood rambling the hills and mountains of County Kerry as a young boy, with his best friend his Dad, nurtured an obvious love of Ireland and her history.

Con also has a great interest in Adventure pursuits and enjoys Surfing off the beach where he lives and also enjoys a relatively new and exciting adventure sport Coasteering which is a combination of swimming and exploring gullies, caves, cracks and different rock formations that occur along the base of the sea cliffs in Ireland.

Whilst walking with Con you shall be assured of good company and lively varied conversation, lots of stories and humour! Traditional Irish music and poetry are Cons abiding interests, and he is a Gaelic Irish speaker.

He lives by the Atlantic coast in County Kerry with his wife Samantha and three sons. He loves to cook and enjoys a good wine, and in the evening has been known to sample a pint of Guinness or an Irish Ale!

Paul Ó Colmáin

Walking Guide/Musician/Poet

Paul Ó Colmáin is a poet, visual artist and musician. A fluent Irish speaker and student of the history & archaeology, folklore & mythology, literature & culture of his native Ireland, he loves to share his country and has been leading walking tours here for over twenty years.

James Clifford

Chauffer Driver/Guide

I was born in Tralee the County town of County Kerry in the South West of Ireland, one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. My working career had me working in places such as Dingle, Donegal and Dublin over a 40 year career. I have worked extensively in both the private and public sectors; working at management levels in both. Leading teams and staff in projects as diverse as restructuring whole divisions within a large national telecoms company, and leading the performance management development system in a Local Authority.

I have been a driver/guide for a number of years which has taken me all around Ireland, several times. It never ceases to amaze me just how much pleasure there is in showing visitors/friends around Ireland and making sure they have the best experience possible.

I enjoy working with people to ensure they experience the full potential of their visit and tour.

I have an in-depth knowledge of Ireland's history and culture; its sites and scenery that makes touring an attractive and enjoyable experience. My natural ability with people, attention to detail and sense of fun are traits and skills that make the tour enjoyable and relaxing.

I believe it is the authentic and genuine welcome found all around this Island that captures the hearts and minds of our visitors, leaving them wishing to return time and again. Visitors today are very discerning and perceptive and want their journey to be a memory building and unique experience. We will do our utmost the do this for you.

Con, Thank you for the trip of a lifetime. Will treasure the memories always…

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...Your extraordinary level of service, kindness and consideration to our needs and expectations during our trip to Ireland is so much appreciated…

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...Your kindness and love of Ireland made me come to love it, even more than I already did.…

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...I never had such an appreciation for history until this vacation. You have opened our eyes to the fine details.…

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...You are a very adept driver, a wonderful guide and an astute historian. We did learn a lot about Irish history, customs and traditions on our trip. Thank you for a truly wonderful time…

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...You shared your extensive knowledge and appreciation for the land. It helped my understanding of the culture and its people…

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