About Us

The Unique Irish Tours Team
Unique Irish Tours is based on Cape Cod and in Sligo, on the northwest coast of Ireland, and is owned and operated by Daniel Burt, Deborah Felder, and Joe Noonan: two Americans and an Irishman who have been conducting tours together in Ireland since 2006.

Daniel Burt first came to Ireland as a college student for his junior year abroad and came to love the country and know it well. An English professor and author of several books on literature, Daniel is an accomplished tour director who began taking groups to Ireland in 2003. Before then, he directed tours to England, Spain, and Russia.

Deborah Felder has been working with Daniel on Irish tours since 2005. She is an author who specializes in women’s history, literature, and biography. Her books include A Bookshelf of Our Own: Works that Changed Women’s Lives, A Century of Women, and The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time.
When Dan and Debby are not in Ireland, they live in Chatham on Cape Cod.

Joe Noonan was born in Donegal and grew up in Sligo, where he lives and works. When he is not co-directing tours, Joe has been the manager of the Brewery, a popular Sligo pub. A proud Irishman, Joe has unparalleled knowledge of the landscape, history, and culture of his homeland and makes every tour a truly special experience.

"This is not the land of my birth, but it is the land for which I hold the greatest affection."
--President John F. Kennedy, Limerick, June 1963