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Who is Dave Yeates?

If you’re walking down the streets in Dublin, Ireland, and you hear some laughter from a nearby pub, Dave’s probably the man in the front creating it. As a passionate Irishman, Dave Yeates has been sharing the heart and soul of his country for over 20 years as a national Irish tour guide and tour director.

What is Dave Yeates Ireland Tours?

  • Dave Yeates Ireland Tours offers a high-quality tour with 3, 4, and 5-star hotels, full breakfast daily, most dinners, and the expected, and unexpected sight-seeing that clients seek. Our tours are inclusive with no hidden costs or non-included sight-seeing sold on board.
  • We provide competitive pricing and offers tours that can be customized to fit any budget.
  • We are backed by Celtic Tours, a USTOA tour operator that has been satisfying clients for over 30 years.
  • We has a team of passionate people in the USA and Ireland who are at your service to ensure that your tour exceeds expectations.
  • We can provide marketing support, including flyers and presentations that can assist you in building your group.

What’s Dave’s Background?

  • Certified Irish National Tour Guide, Bord Failte Approved
  • During his years with CIE Tours, Dave was the most-requested tour guide because of his knowledge, passion, fun-loving sense of humor, and of course, his famous “Dave’s Detours.”
  • Over 30 years in the travel industry, including 3 years of day tours followed by 17 years extended coach tours as a guide and driver throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Conducted tours for more than 17,000 individuals over his career
  • Countless experience coordinating 2 or more full coaches on specialized tours, including coordinating 5 coaches and 240 passengers for the September 2012 Notre Dame vs. Navy football game and 7-day tour in Ireland
  • Provided transportation for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ireland (Sept. 1979), President Clinton’s visits (1995 & 1998), and former Great Britain Prime Minister Tony Blair’s visit to Ireland (1998)