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Tipping for private van/bus driver in Ireland?

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Twelve of us are heading to Ireland for a week of golf. We are going through a tour operator and will have a private van/small bus to ferry us around each day. The tour operator recommends tipping 10 - 15 Euros each day. Now, to this poor American who saved for ten years to go on this trip that sounds like a lot of money. 120 - 160 Euros a day is $140 to $180/day in tips. I've been a professional ski instructor at some of the top resorts in the USA and can tell you that getting that amount of tips in a day is rare. And, that job requires a lot more skill and stamina than driving a bus for an hour in the morning and in the afternoon.

In addition, Tripadvisor says that Ireland does not have a tipping culture and in a blog post here it says that taxi drivers do not expect a tip. So, I am confused.

I am happy to pay it if that is the norm, but want to check with the experts in this forum. No one likes to be ripped off.

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