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"Karen, I want to contact you to ask for my praise and thanks to be passed on to one of your drivers. His name is Paul and he drove from Dublin to Bettystown (via Drogheda) on Feb 28th 2017. I live near Dundalk, and my daughter was on the above mentioned service last night. On arriving in Drogheda she discovered she was on the wrong bus, and was now stranded in Drogheda at night in the dark. Paul was good enough to drive her to Southgate shopping centre where she could wait in safety for me to collect her by car. He also gave her other advice to try to get her home safely. Like all big companies, I'm sure you get plenty of complaints, but on this occasion its praise all the way for this gentleman. I hope you can identify him, and pass on the genuine appreciation from all my family for his kindness."

- Paul ~ Matthews.ie commuter service

Received Date: 24th Mar 2017

"Today was a sorry day for my Renaissance tour group when we had to lose Simon. He has endeared himself to everyone and there were tears on parting. What a delightful informative driver. I haven't experienced anyone quite like him on any tour ANYWHERE before. He may not have experienced anyone quite like us either!"

- Julie Kenny, Renaissance Tour, Western Australia

Received Date: 10th Oct 2016

""We recently enjoyed a great service from Matthews Coach Hire with a group from Western Kentucky University agriculture faculty on two week farm & garden tour of Ireland. The group really enjoyed travelling in very comfortable surroundings and were full of praise for your driver, Damien for his friendly and helpful manner. We look forward to using your service again in the future"."

- Aonghus, Farm Tours Ireland

Received Date: 10th Oct 2016

""As a group of 26 French people we hire the service of Matthews coach hire for a week in June. Our driver Darren was very professional, courteous, friendly and very patient with us!! We are very happy with our choice and will recommend Matthews coach hire without any hesitation"."

- Annie Michel Kelly, Marseillan

Received Date: 10th Oct 2016

""I wish to thank you most sincerely for the efficient manner in which all the arrangements were organised for our recent programme for our European visitors. Please convey our sincere thanks to your guide/driver Simon who was very engaging, flexible and courteous as well as to the other drivers involved." "

- Maurice McGuire Central Bank of Ireland

Received Date: 10th Oct 2016

""We've taken a trip a year for the last 15 years. This was the best trip we've ever taken and Matthews tours and Damian were a big reason why! I highly recommend Matthews Tours and definitely ask for Damian."

- Sean Casey,"The Mayor," Broadcaster and Commentator for the MLB Network ~ Matthews Tours"

Received Date: 13th Jul 2016

"We're just back to Albany, New York, from a tour with the Albany Marching Falcons who marched in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin. Frank and Austin were our drivers - they did a great job. Thank you very much for showing us Ireland. "

- Bob Reilly ~ Matthews Tours

Received Date: 13th Jul 2016

"I would be grateful if you would pass on the link below to Martin Madden. Martin was our driver for our French Food Bloggers visit to the Boyne Valley and Dublin from October 9th-12th. Martin was a great asset to our guests' experience of a genuine friendly Irish welcome and he made my job accompanying the Food Bloggers all the more enjoyable. Martin's constant good humour and wit was much appreciated by us all and he gets a deserved mention. Failte Ireland "

- Failte Ireland ~ Matthews Tours

Received Date: 13th Jul 2016

"Hello Marie, I just returned from leading a college-study trip to Ireland, and I wanted to send an email regarding our guide, Simon. Within the first hour of beginning our tour, we were forced to change our itinerary, and Simon proved his flexibility and willingness to accommodate our needs - a trait he continued to demonstrate throughout the entire tour. His adaptability resulted in a successful academic venture and enjoyable trip. Simon was engaging and knowledgeable. We had specific guides for our city tours, yet every student surveyed said Simon was the most relevant and interesting of them all, and he was able to guide us while still maneuvering the coach wherever we wanted. His comments were informative and provided the right balance of detail and overview, of objectivity and personal experience. Simon's expert driving allowed us the luxury of relaxing and enjoying beautiful scenery in the cities and on the lovely country roads. His passion for his homeland was evident in every story he told and every sight he showed us. More importantly, Simon is very good with people. We had a large, diverse group with various needs and little experience in international travel. Simon appeased them and encouraged them; he joked with them when they needed to laugh and reassured them when they were insecure. There is not a doubt in my mind that a large part of my students' personal growth came as a result of their interactions with Simon. Additionally, Simon was extremely helpful and supportive of me. He provided feedback and good advice; he was always upfront and honest with me, and I believe the trip ran very smoothly because of the rapport between Simon, myself, Peter Swann and the students. I cannot express how much I appreciated Simon. I have done more than two dozen trips, and I have never had a better guide/driver. He was personable, supremely competent, supportive, accommodating, insightful, intuitive, witty and always professional. He is a tremendous ambassador for Ireland and for Matthew's. Typically, I am not an effusive person, and I rarely write letters such as this, but I thought your company should know how pleased we were. I will be recommending both Simon and Matthew's to my colleagues for any future trips. Sincerely Dr. Michelle Wright Professor of History and Coordinator of International Programs Kellogg Community College "

- Dr. Michelle Wright Professor of History and Coordinator of International Programs Kellogg Community College

Received Date: 13th Jul 2016

"I first realised that Matthews was the best choice for TurfNet when our slated driver had a family emergency that required him to be off the road during our visit to Ireland. We were immediately informed of the situation and introduced to an excellent substitute driver in Simon Smyth. Simon had the perfect personality for our group. Firm enough to get people on the coach when we were on deadline for our tee times (or a Dundalk FC football match at Oriel Park) and flexible enough to adjust the plan when our guests wanted to spend more time somewhere or make a special stop. Our group is somewhat different in that we typically drop off 24 golfers at a golf course first thing in the morning and then the remaining non-golfers are taken to area heritage sites before collecting the golfers later in the day. I had every confidence that the non-golfers would be well looked after while we played golf and that was certainly the case each day. It takes a special individual to gauge the interests and temperament of the people on the coach. Our driver did just that. When I had suggested a rather ambitious tour of Belfast, he suggested a more modest coastal tour that was in keeping with the interests of our group and the time they had available. He also suggested some time for talk and reflection on the rocks at The Giant's Causeway which made that stop extra special for our guests. Generally you don't have to worry when things go as planned. It's how you respond when things don't go as planned that show the true nature of the company you're working with. One of our guests fell ill and wasn't up for continuing the tour that day. Further complicating the picture was the fact that we were repositioning the tour from Dublin to the Ballymascanlon Hotel in Dundalk later in the day. Our coach driver took this guest to one of the Matthews commuter coaches which was headed back to Dundalk and Paddy Matthews himself met the coach and drove her out to the hotel so she could rest and be more comfortable. That's just one of the examples of the outstanding service we received during the week from Matthews Coach Hire. The coach itself was safe, clean, comfortable and perfect for our needs. Finally TurfNet believes in giving back to the communities we serve in the US. It was great to see so many examples (from supporting community radio to their promotion of local artists) of Matthews Coach Hire doing the same in their area. It's true as the song says, "Matthews Takes You There" but there is so much more to be gained from entrusting your trip to such a fine organisation. Jon Kiger, Director of Media Sales and Membership TurfNet Atlanta, Georgia USA "

- Jon Kiger, Director of Media Sales and Membership ~ Matthews Golf Tours

Received Date: 13th Jul 2016

"It's been a pleasure working with Damian and the team at Matthews Coach Hire. The attention to detail in looking after us and our clients is top class and by going the 'extra mile' with their assistance on the road makes them a standout operator. I highly recommend their services."

- Rory Mathews, Failte Ireland ~ Matthews Tours

Received Date: 13th Jul 2016

"Can definitely recommend Matthews Coach Hire for school tours! Service is really excellent; coaches are in mint condition; drivers are friendly, courteous and always punctual! We have been using Matthews Coach Hire for the last few years and are happy to recommend them to other schools! You'll be very impressed! "

- Scoil Assaim BNS, Raheny, Dublin 5.

Received Date: 13th Jul 2016

"Our Driver Gerry was an absolute Champion. The best driver we had on tour by far. He was with us for our entire stay in Ireland and went way beyond his duties. He told the boys many stories about Ireland and Northern Ireland and made every trip a valuable experience. Gerry also entertained us with Irish tunes and jokes. He was real gentleman!"

- Edwin Doran Sports

Received Date: 12th Jul 2016

"I just wanted to drop you a note as I have been travelling to Dublin by public transport for 30 years with Irish Rail, Bus Eireann and for the last 5 of those years I have been travelling with Matthews and they have been by far the superior company to travel with. It has been a reliable, efficient and friendly service. I just want to mention the early morning bus in particular, other than the snow a few years ago, the bus has always arrived on time. We have had Jim, Ian and Bernard as our regular drivers and they were always so helpful and friendly, which is not easy so early in the morning! I want to wish the company continued success."

- Long-term customer & commuter Anne

Received Date: 12th Jul 2016

"To Whom It May Concern, I wanted to drop a note of appreciation to you for our trip last week golfing around Ireland. Damian Keenan handled our visit exceedingly well. He was very helpful prior to the trip, going above and beyond to help find lodging and transportation after the trip ended. Throughout the trip, he was a step ahead of all of us, keeping us on schedule and reacting promptly to our requests when the wet and wild weather created problems at Waterville.He got us on a nearby course that missed much of the rain. He was clear and concise about travel restrictions and got us where we needed to be without any pressure. He was a true gentleman and represented Matthews Tours extremely well. You should be proud to have him as part of your team. Many thanks as well to the people behind the scenes that supported Damian while we struggled with travel and baggage issues. We will certainly do Ireland again and I will demand we use Matthews again and will request Damian's handling of the account!"

- Ed Dickinson

Received Date: 07th Jul 2016

"I would like to thank Matthews Coaches for a very enjoyable trip. From start to finish it was of excellent quality. Everything from the friendly and informative bus driver to the excellent food and accommodation. I would highly recommend the trips to anyo"

- Kevin and Margaret Boylan

Received Date: 11th Apr 2016

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