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Gabhan Sharkey

Avid | Traveller | Adventurer

Mini Bio

I’m an avid traveller and adventurer, and enjoy discovering new places off the beaten track. I have travelled extensively around Western Europe, parts of Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America. I have a keen interest in hiking and camping. I enjoy discussing all things Irish – culture, sport, politics – and promoting Northwest Ireland to people coming to Ireland.

Favourite Place to Play

Anywhere along the West Coast of Ireland, as there’s such diversity and so much still to discover. The hills, woods, lakes around my native Leitrim and North Sligo (beautiful beaches!) where I grew up are particular favourites.

Not A Lot of People Know This

I was the lead actor in a short film featured in the Berlin Film Festival.

Experience Read More

I have experience in Sales Administration and Logistics for the FMCG sector, as well as Purchasing for an international distribution company. I previously worked for the OPW Heritage Services Division as a Purchaser and Storeskeeper with responsibility for projects from northern Donegal to the south of Mayo. I was also involved in community / rural development in Leitrim. 

Travel & Biggest Adventures Read More

I have travelled extensively around Western Europe, parts of Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and North America. My partner and I travelled around South America for a year, hiking many routes in the Andes, such as the Quilotoa Loop in Ecuador, the Salkantay Trek in Peru as well as Monte Fitz Roy in Patagonia in Argentina. We spent a few weeks in the Amazon Rainforest in our tent and got up close and personal with many different creatures… An adventure of a lifetime!

Hobbies & Activities Read More

As a member of the local drama society, acting fills the spaces when the Irish weather and short days makes outdoor pursuits more difficult. However during the long summer days, hiking and camping trips make the season – even more so if combined with traditional music or storytelling festivals.

Specialist Regions Read More

Having spent roughly 10 years in Galway, Connemara, Clare and to a lesser extent Mayo, these regions are well-travelled haunts of mine. However, Leitrim and Sligo is home turf and I would know North Leitrim extremely well.

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© Gabhan Sharkey / Wilderness Ireland

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