COVID 19       During this difficult time for us all, we have decided to continue providing Tour Services.    Our vehicles are always regularly serviced and cleaned but we are taking extra precautions during The Corona Virus outbreak.  All the vehicle door handles, seat belts, and other points of contact are being sanitized before, during, and after each tour.  Sanitized wipes will be provided for you in our vehicles.    We understand, and appreciate, that many people will have justifiable reservations about booking a tour and yet want to be able to tour with us on arrival in Ireland so we are making temporary changes to our booking arrangements.  We are only taking a deposit of €75 regardless of the size of the vehicle or the duration of the tour. For bookings made now that subsequently need to cancel because of Corona Virus, we will refund 95% of the deposit provided we receive a minimum of 72 hours notice of cancellation. We will make the refund of 95% to you, or at your discretion hold the full deposit against a future booking.

Maam is a lovely wooded townland beside some great fishing lakes.  Your chauffeur will take you on your Guided Tour through the ancient woods which give the place a magical feel, overshadowed by the Maamturk Mountains with their numerous pre-historic and early historic sites.

There is an angling center in this magnificent valley where the Failmorem Bealanabrack and Joyce's River come together on their way to Lough Corrib. The Kilmeelickin Church at Maam (Maum) houses the stained glass window of St. Brendan (1950)by Dublin-born Evie Hone (1894 - 1955).

On the way to or from Leenane you will see a signpost for 'Leaba Pháiric' (Patrick's bed), a rock recess and 'Tobar Pháiric' (Patrick's well) which mark a place of pilgrimage, they were traditionally visited on the last Sunday in July, but less so nowadays. The well was believed to cure cattle as well as some human ills.

Maam was one of the main locations for the making of the classic movie, The Quiet Man. In the film, the cottage can be seen in the background but sadly over the years it has been neglected, and Quiet Man fans have removed stones as souvenirs. Still in working order is the nearby footbridge over the stream where Sean stood the first night he entered the cottage.

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"Jim was punctual, kind, knowledgeable, and very perceptive in his ability to know just what would appeal to us as a group. While Jim did the driving, we were able to see fantastic scenery. We went places we never would have found, heard unique stories and had a fabulous day!"

Liz D., New Jersey, USA

 

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Satisfying the customer 

Over the years we have had several compliments on our drivers from many of our satisfied customers. Click on the link to "Tripadvisor" below to read, in full, the reviews of some of our many happy customers.

"We have travelled quite a bit and taken many tours. This tour is top notch and Jim is a master tour guide. And yes, we fed gorgeous Connemara ponies and adorable donkeys. It's incredible value, makes a great use of your time and is like hanging out with an old friend."

Mfarquar, Massachusetts, USA

 

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