Testimonials



"Staying with Fiona made us feel closer to being natives, not tourists.  There's an Irish authenticity in the accommodations and her knowledge of the countryside, its history and its magic that would be hard to find in a generic package tour."
                        -- Amanda Hawes and Jane Hawes, San Jose and Berkley, California

"Fiona really responds to her guests' needs.  She's flexible, funny and caring."
                        -- Judy Hawes (92 years-young), New Jersey

"I have so many wonderful memories of the tours.  You have only to mention places you'd like to see and Fiona will make every effort to not only get you there, but entertain you along the way.  Heartily recommended!  I intend to return as soon as I can."
                        -- Lynnda Collins, Atlanta, Georgia

"There’s something truly magical about exploring an Irish forest at twilight with a real-life Druid!  Plus, the accommodation was clean, comfortable and probably the best deal in Ireland!”
                        -- T.Vest, Sherman Oaks, California

"Visiting Ireland in winter isn’t high on most people's lists of things to do on vacation.  But with Fiona as my trusty inn-keep and guide I was able to discover an Ireland that was reliably green, refreshingly empty, ruggedly desolate and richly beautiful.  Fiona instantly made me feel at home and provided tasteful and cozy accommodations while generously sharing her discoveries of magical roads less traveled."
                        -- Rick Hupp, West Hills, California

"I had a fantastic time staying with Fiona.  From the moment I arrived to the minute I left, she was a great host and full of knowledge about Galway and the surrounding countryside.  My holiday wouldn't have been the same without her there and it was wonderful being taken around some of the beautiful landscapes with her giving me commentary on the history of the place.  I really can't recommend her enough, or staying with her at Abhaile, a very comfortable accommodation and most enjoyable experience all round!"
                        -- Mike Robson, Aberdeen, Scotland

"It's a great house in the middle of cows, dogs and sheep and I have pictures that are a great reminder of the beauty I was right smack dab in the middle of!  [On the tour], you adjusted to my pace, which I appreciated and I was quite glad to spend the last night in Shannon before early departure.  Thank you for the suggestion!"
                        -- J.Childerhose, Rancho Palos Verdes, California