Location: Ballingarry, Co. Limerick
Badge: National (White).
Languages: Dutch, English, German.
Speciality: Archaeology, Celtic Mythology & Spirituality, City Touring, Contemporary Irish Music & U2, Distilling & Brewing, Food & Gourmet , GAA & Irish Sports, Hiking, History, Irish Literature, Pilgrimage & Religious Tours, Politics & Current Affairs, Tour Management, Traditional Irish Music & Irish Dance, Walking Tours.
I have been in Ireland since 2001, living and working, and have been a part-tour guide since 2003, making the switch to full-time in 2012.
I currently provide tours in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, but I also do walking tours in Limerick city, Adare, Ballingarry, Rathkeale and Newcastle West.
I provide tours in German, Dutch/Flemish and English.
I'm a passionate GAA supporter and have been supporting Kerry since I was a young lad. Once I moved to Ireland that has meant more and more games.
I have lived in Dublin, Rathfarnham, Belfast, Newtownabbey, Cork, Carrigaline, Newcastle West and now Ballingarry so I have seen and experienced lived on the island of Ireland in all corners. I have also lived in Glasgow for a while working for Bank of Scotland.
Though I'm a trained chef I have also worked as a credit analyst in banks in Ireland, Scotland and Germany and have provided technical support, IT support and financial support for a number of companies.
I have studied history and folklore at UCC and Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa in Cork as well as Irish at belfast Metropolitan College. Before that I have done a diploma course in regional history at UCD.
My passions are GAA, history, folklore, cooking, brewing, distilling and hiking in no particular order.
I brew my own beer and mead and also make my own cheese and distill poitín. Whiskey is next on my wishlist.
I also like hiking and photography and on days off I usually roam around West Limerick and Kerry looking for hidden gems.
The guided walking tours of Limerick city, Adare, Ballingarry, Newcastle West and Rathkeale are €10 per person, or €25 for a family.
My rates for extended tours are dependent on the type of tour and the country and I will be happy to provide them on request.