Testimonials have been supplied by customers directly, and also transcribed from comments on our TripAdvisor page.
What an incredible trip. You are the best thing that ever happened to traveling ! You anticipated our every need, were a wealth of information and so much FUN to be with. Barb and I have decided to adopt you. We know you had an incredible Mom, but we would love to fill in when ever possible, especially when it comes to that ADORABLE little girl! Your professionalism and kindness was indescribable .........Thank you Executive Hire! You really make a vacation a vacation! The biggest decision we had to make was what to eat! Get ready for us again next year, it will be trip #3 with Executive Hire...........The search for the perfect pint continues!
Tom and Betsy, Preston and Barb
My family and I just returned from our first trip to Ireland. We had some reservations about driving across the country as we live in Texas and are not used to driving on the left side of the road. I called Mike Ryan to ask if he could assist with cross-country transportation and also a day excursion in Ireland. IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I MADE FOR OUR ENTIRE VACATION!!
One of Mike's colleagues, Peter, was our driver and he was fantastic! He was professional, funny, engaging and helped make our vacation even more special. Peter not only took us across Ireland (from Dublin to Shannon), he helped secure our rental car, made sure our directions were accurate in the GPS and gave us driving instructions. He also took us on a day drive to the Dingle Peninsula and stopped at some of the most gorgeous places I have ever seen. We all had so much fun spending the day with Peter -- my 5 year old has even asked twice if he can come to his birthday party this summer!
Huge thank you to Mike and Peter. I highly recommend their company to anyone traveling to Ireland!
STEPHANIE B. FULLER
My friends and I decided to take a golf and whiskey trip to Ireland this past March and happened to show up in lovely Limerick during St. Patricks day and had the time of our lives. We played a ton of golf and got to see a lot of the country side in the process. Mike personally drove us everyday and night from golfing in the morning to the pubs in limerick at night, even joining us to make sure we started the party of right on St. Patricks day. He took care of all the arrangements for golf months ahead of time for our entire group so we didn't have to worry about a thing. He just told us what time to be ready and was always on time. Couldn't have had a better experience for our first time in Ireland. And because we had such a great time, we have decided to make it a yearly guys trip during St. Patricks day and will make sure Mike Ryan is always our driver. Thanks again Mike and we'll see you in March.
Michael Roos, Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Mike, we miss YOU very much!! We decided that YOU were the best part of the entire trip!! YOU made the trip for us!! You were so much fun, so capable, so considerate, so intelligent, so warm, so real. You absolutely exceeded all our hopes and expectations. We loved your country and your enthusiasm for it. Ireland is truly an exceptional place with all its beauty in both the land and in the people. Everyone always greeted us with a smile and remarkable friendliness - just like you did every minute we were with you. I want to thank you for so many things, but one thing that will always stand out was the way you made Michael laugh long and hard. It was one of the best parts of the whole trip! You have a great gift with your sense of humor and wit! And it was great "medicine" for both Michael and me! Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your special companionship, consideration, care, and capabilities. Our door is always open to you and yours. Please let's stay in touch!!
Sue and Michael, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
I just wanted to thank you again for the fabulous tour and time we had with you in Ireland. You were a real prize! We were all grateful for your wonderful insights and information and I will definitely be passing on your name on to all our friends. Hope we get to meet again soon.
Laurie Andersen, USA.
we started working with Mike and his team we’ve had nothing but good news stories and happy experiences. The luxurious comfort and quality of the vehicles in his fleet is something we now take for granted. But what sets Executive Hire apart, is the outstanding professional and personalised service that is extended to us and to our clients at all times.
Pat Crowley, Odyssey International, Shannon, Ireland.
The staff of Executive Hire, and their attention to detail, is what made our trip to Ireland so enjoyable. The vehicles (12 passenger Mercedes bus and Mercedes sedans) were the latest models and maintained to the highest standards, but it was their “local knowledge” and willingness to organize everything from dinner reservations to a helicopter charter that set them apart from the rest.
Edward J. Russell III, Russell Development Company, Miami, USA.
So, I had the opportunity to take a rewarded trip of a lifetime. I decided to live it up a little and instead of doing the tour bus thing or daring to rent a car and attempt to drive myself around, I hired a personal driver. I had no idea what to expect and was a little apprehensive about spending a vacation with a complete stranger. My fears couldn’t have been further from the reality of it all. I was greeted at the airport by Mike Ryan and from that point forward all my stress was gone. He is very considerate, professional and accommodating to whatever it is you would like to do on your vacation. If you want to be on your own – he’ll get you there and wait and if you want him to be part of it – he’ll do that, too! (I recommend the later). I cannot image going back to Ireland and not having him along for the adventure! As a matter of fact, on my three trips since – I haven’t.
Jan Wadsack, Renaissance Financial, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Chauffeurs Executive Hire was extremely efficient in helping arrange transportation for my golf group last May. The bus was exceptionally comfortable and Mike and his staff were quite knowledgeable of the area and helpful with any request such as beverages, dinners, pubs, and shopping. Mike is quite friendly and professional and will arrange all the details necessary to make your trip SPECTACULAR!!
Kathy Musin, KSM Meetings Inc, Miami, USA.
Working with Mike & the team at Executive Chauffeur Hire is always a pleasure. Not only are you guaranteed first class, top of the range luxury vehicles, which are always in pristine condition but the service is above & beyond what one expects. With Executive Chauffeur Hire you start on a journey and end with a story packed full of wonderful memories…
Maeve O'Connor, Ovation Ireland, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland
I truly wanted to thank you for the special time given to our family. You are probably one of the most accommodating and most patient person I have met when dealing with strangers. You’re a jewel!
Renee Tourell, Texas, USA.
I have been using Executive Hire for quite some time now to look after lots of my client’s transportation requirements. I have always found their service to be professional and of a very high standard. It is very important in my line of business to have suppliers who look after my clients so well and treat them like the VIP’s they are. Thank you Mike & team!
Michelle Mc Dermott, MD Mc Events, Limerick, Ireland.
That was a fantastic week we had in lovely, beautiful Ireland! Thank you for all your tours and information as we drove along. You made it so much fun. We’d like some day to bring the whole family – wouldn’t that be great! Blessings to you.
Noel Kein, Florida, USA.
What is Ireland's greatest asset? The green countryside, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, Dublin, the golf courses. All wonderful and worth the trip, but many countries have similarities. No, what no other country has, and Ireland's greatest asset; are the people. The smiles, whether it be with the lips or the eyes. The liveliness and passion for a good time. The care, concern and love, but most of all God's gift of conversation. If this represents the Irish people, then Mike Ryan is the poster boy. The minute we saw him, we knew that we had known him forever. His service, attention to detail, and smile cannot be rivaled. In fact, whenever we go to Ireland, Mike is a destination.
Bill Pepe CT,USA.
Mike Ryan is an amazing man and the most incredible guide. He knows everybody in Ireland and can make anything happen. He is funny, knowledgeable and is ready to serve 24/7 day and night. He just never stops.
Best thing to do in Ireland - Hire Mike Ryan
Joe Graff, Tennessee USA
We were very fortunate to have Peter Noonan as our driver for our jouney from Doonbeg Golf Club to Galway City and from Galway to Dromoland Castle. Peter went above and beyond the call of duty. He attended to our every need and kept us informed as we travelled along.He was always on time and great company. It was an absolute pleasure to travel with such a knowledgeable and reliable man who made sure our trip was most enjoyable. We will definitly be recommending Executive Tours Ireland to all of our friends. Cant wait to come back again next year. We are booked in already :-)v
Gerard R. Walsh and Ann E. Walsh
Clifden, Virginia, USA
Mike Ryan made our trip. Period. We could have been touring Afganistan and he would have made it fun. As it was, we were touring Ireland so that made it just perfect. A dream come true. All the best to you Mike and your family. We will definitly be back.
Mike Buchanan, USA
Dreams really do come true. You made our trip fun, exciting and memorable. "Close your eyes, No peeking" , "Take your time........And hurry up", Isn't that beautiful", Miss Cadbury, are you in that tin again". Wow, did we really go 1756 miles? We received many gifts in Ireland, beautiful countryside, ancient sites, Book of Kells, amazing castles and friendly people. Our greatest gift was having you as our guide and mentor and also a storyteller and jokster.
Fondly Tom and Marsha Smith MD USA P.s Your family is lovely. Thank you for introducing them to us x
Wow, What a trip!
Lovely Irish people and spectacular views, horse and carriage rides and boating on beautiful lakes.. Castles and Kings, Metolithic graves and churches and searching our roots. Museums and monuments, National Parks with the most gorgeous flowers, wonderful luxury hotels and delicious food everywhere. Herding dogs guarding their sheep, obeying every command and beautiful Stallions. Im amazed we fit it all in.
Fun pubs, terrific beer, I could go on forever. ALL INTRODUCED to us by the friendliest, funniest and most professional driver in all of Ireland. Thank you MIKE RYAN for a trip that words could never describe. Superb in every way. Until we meet again, "May God hold you and yours in the hollow of his hand"
Jane Buchanan 4/16 to 4/25 2011 Fairfax, VA USA
Mike Ryan is a legend. He is such a big part of our trip. This is our 4th year coming to Ireland and everytime we have Mike as our driver. He is the most hard working, most organised person I have ever met. And a life saver too. I consider him a good friend now. Our Ireland trip just wouldn't be the same without him.
Max Goldberg Tennessee USA
Here's to you Peter 04/07 to 04/14
We have just had the most fantastic four days travelling with you.. We have learned so much about the Irish people, their history and their customs. We have seen some of the most wonderful landscapes we have ever seen. And Peter, you definitly made it something special. Good luck in all you do in the future and if youare i the US, please please call us.
Sonia and Joe Wisnewski VA, USA
It was an experience of a lifetime. To be in Ireland and to have such a great person to show us his homeland, words could not even describe the time we had with MIke and his team. We will treasure these fond memories forever. May you and your family have many years of happiness and success. Thanks to Peter also for spending time with us. We had a blast.
Dave and Robyn Smyth Denton, MD USA
Mike Ryan is the most personable, knowledgable and friendly driver and guide I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have travelled quite a bit and if I had a person like Mike with me in all of the other countries, then it would have greatly improved my trips. I just cannot imagine Ireland without him.
Paul Terrell Tennessee USA.
Mike Ryan and his team are the perfect guides to have in Ireland. They have an incredible knowledge of the best sites and establishments that you should visit. We keep coming back every year and every year we see new places and do new things. Our experience with Executive Hire is first class. See you again next year 🙂
Tyson Wilson USA
Peter Noonan of Executive Hire is the most courteous, knowledgable and helpful tour guide I have ever experienced. From the smallest to the largest needs of our group, he anticipated, and responded before we even made the requests. His driving was excellent, making our stops and pick ups so convenient - his suggestions to experience the best in Ireland in food, drink sight seeing were top notch and so appreciated. I will always have a generous and warm feeling of Ireland because of his influence. He is a credit to his country.
Louise Stelly USA
Ireland is a beautiful country to visit and experiencing it with our guide Peter truly completes the adventure. This knowledge, experience and personable guide are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We will always remember you.
Jeffrey and Jessica Burden CA USA
When planning our trip to Ireland we thought we could drive ourselves to see the sights. After leaving the airport, it was apparent that we were wrong 🙂 Staying at Adare Manor Villas and speaking to the concierge (Albert) and after reading Executive Hire's brochure we were convinced this was the way to go. Albert graciously booked everything for us for the week and to make a long story shorteer, we couldn't have asked for better. Peter picked us up on the first day and we insisted that he stay with us for the entire week. . He has been an absolute pleasure, a great driver and a top class tour director. We now consider him a friend. Thanks to all of the staff for making our experience in Ireland the best!
Leonard Thorpe USA
Mike, you are such a great part of our trip. Thanks for everything you do and hope we can always use your services. You make our yearly trip so easy and so much fun. I couldnt imagine it without you. See you next year.
Mike Otto USA
Mike Ryan and his team provide a unique and authentic feel to our yearly guys golf trip to Ireland. So much so that we keep coming back. I would highly recommend Mike and Executive Hire for their safe, reliable and fun service to truly experience Ireland.
Marten Roos USA
We really lucked out when our travel service engaged Executive Hire to provide coach service for our tour around Ireland. Our luck continued when we realised WHAT A GEM Peter Noonan who served as both our driver and tour guide. Our group of 10 women could not have been more pleased by the service we received. Peter was always there to guide the way, answers questions and cater to our every need. From suggesting restaurants, to making tee times, or just taking loads of pictures for us, Peter was ALWAYS gracious and charming and NEVER let us down. he definitely played a large part in making this trip a huge success for all of us and we would definitly recommend Peter and Executive Hire to any of our friends and family members traveling to Ireland in the future.Peter, Thank you for making this such a memorable trip. We will never forget you.
Lyn Rosenstein, USA
Peter, Thank you so much for making our travels in Ireland a fabulous experience. We would have had a very different experience without your expertise and delightful personality.
Colleen De Costa USA
Peter and Mike were terrific in carrying us throughout Ireland. Peter is like your responsible little brother and was very solicitous to everyone in the group. I have had such a wonderful time and you made it.
Cathy Larkin, USA
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. Having Peter as our guide made this trip much more enjoyable. he fit in brilliantly with the group as we enjoyed hanging out with you. Best wishes to you and all the staff at Executive Hire for the future.
Beth Barrett, USA
Executive Hire, thank you for everything you did to make 10 ladies feel like Queens. You were so good to us and catered for every whim. It was the perfect vacation for this group of friends and Peter you had so much to do with it. Wishing you all the best for the future.
Debbie Cavalier, USA
Our Ireland trip would not have been as fun, entertaining and memorable if it were not for you Peter of Executive Hire. Wrangling 10 women for 10days was no easy task but Peter did it with a smile always. Our wish was his command. His connections and knowledge were invaluable. We laughed and sang our way throughout Peter. I cant wait to come back. Thank you for a magical trip.
Sharon Lynch, USA. June 2011
It takes a very unique, patient, and worldly individual to spend 12 days 10 women driving around south west Ireland. Peter of Executive Hire is such a man!!!! He was patient, very knowledgeable and a perfect gentleman with an amazing sense of humour that he skillfully adjusted to fit each of us. Love him. When we come back, we want Peter again.
Amy Schrab, USA. June 2011
Peter, Your comments of "Whatever you want" and "Everything is possible" has made our "Endless Blarney Trip" a time to remember. Your endless wit, cartoon character sounds and humour have made our time with you very special. We will certainly miss your smile, face and expert driving and tour guide skills!
Susan Turci, USA. July 2011
Thanks Peter and Mike for showing us what Irish Hospitality is all about. Fantastic time.
J. Nancy,USA July 2011
What can I say about a man who loves what he does.......he is so professional, he is a true representative of Ireland. You can see how proud he is to show off his country. There is no request to small or difficult for him to try and accomodate his guest. he certainly knows his stuff. Great sense of humour, patience and great communicator. I will recommend Executive Hire to anyone I know heading to Ireland. They made our trip very special for all of us.
Gert Cowan, USA. July 2011
We could not be more happy with the total service and our driver. Darren, our driver was an absolute gem to work with and we soon became friends during the week we spent travelling together.. Executive Hire arranged our golf, hotels, restaurants and meals and we could not be happier with the results. The Irish craic was just amazing and Darren made our trip. I will not consider a different driver than Darren next time we return to Ireland and hopefully that will be many more times. Thank you so much Darren and Well done Mike.
He went above and beyond to show us a fabulous time. Executive Hire organised everything for us brilliantly. We will never consider another transportation company in the future and we will always highly recommend Mike and his team. Thanks again.
Where to begin???? Our trip around Ireland was out of this world, just fantastic. Darren our driver was just brilliant, knowledgeable, kind, witty - He made our trip. Everything was Arranged by Executive Hire to a tee. We will definitely be recommening you to all of our friends.....
Thank you for a trip of a lifetime. Our family including 4 children had a ball. You saw to our every need and were a fabulous tour guide. WE will definitely be back to do this again.
Mike and Darren, What a fabulous trip! We saw the real Ireland. Everything was made easy for us. We will be very excited to do this again with you. Thank you.....
Where can I start???? From the moment we met our driver, he was so happy, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He ALWAYS went above and beyond and took the time to get to know us. . He made us feel like pampered travellers and added his personal touch to everything. I now consider him a friend. Thank you Mike and Darren. I would not even consider another company when we come back to Ireland. Thank you for everything...
Thanks very much for a wonderful time with you. You have the most beautiful country and we will definitely be back. You made our visit extra special.
Thank you for making our trip so special. We DO plan on visiting again soon. Thank you for everything. Will be in touch.
Wow, Wow, Wow. That's one for Mike. One for Peter and one for the absolutely amazing trip we have just had. From the moment we made contact with Executive Tours Ireland, we were impressed.They took care of everything, hotels, golf, sightseeing, dinner reservations and even tickets for a show too. It was just like having a P.A at your beck and call 24/7. We booked the Mercedes Sprinter for our family tour and believe me it was worth every cent. I cannot reccommend you guys enough. We will tell our friends about you and our wonderful time in Ireland. We have made memories that we will cherish forever. Can't wait to start working on our 2012 trip.