About Us


About Us

Desmond Tours organise customised private vacations around the island of Ireland for small to medium sized groups. We provide luxury private transport as well as entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides with a passion for Ireland and its unique culture.

At Desmond Tours, you, our guest is our sole focus, which is why we offer a great selection of tried and tested tours as well as the option to create a fully customised Ireland vacation – just the way you imagine it!

Your Guide

The founder of Desmond Tours is Desmond Phelan from Castlecomer, County Kilkenny in the South East of Ireland. Having lived in Galway for years, he also knows the Wild Atlantic Way like the back of his hand. His years of experience in the chauffeuring and tour guiding business make him the ideal driver guide for your tour. He is a Failte Ireland approved National Tour Guide and will take you to all of Ireland’s main attractions as well as showing you Ireland’s best kept secrets along the way. Desmond’s friendly demeanour, passion for Irish history and culture and knowledge about all there is to see during your Ireland vacation is a guarantee for a fun-filled and memorable time in Ireland.

Why choose a Private Driver Guide?

There are many reasons why it makes sense to book a private tour with a professional driver guide for your Ireland Vacation. As locals, we are passionate about all there is to Irish life today but we also have great knowledge about Ireland’s history too. Many of our guests are looking for those off the beaten path, tourist-free places – Ireland’s best kept secrets. You have found the experts of finding these places! We have been able to create numerous memorable experiences for our clients including various activities from soda-bread making to Irish trout fishing, to Irish dancing exhibitions and many more. A highlight of one of our tours has been bringing a client together with his long lost family in Ireland. A highlight not just for the client but also a great reward for us as a people focused tour company!


Our driver guide will work with you as you dictate the pace of your vacation, ensuring you have a great time.

Hidden Gems

All of our driver guides are local Failte Ireland approved tour guides and are experts at showing you Ireland’s best kept secrets.


Your driver guide will look after the navigating for you, so that you can spend time immersing yourself in the Irish culture.