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    Darragh Devaney

    Darragh Devaney

    Positive | Easily-Amused | Ecstatic

    Mini Bio

    I’m from Roscommon, studied in Galway and lived and worked everywhere from Canada to South Korea, but was always drawn back to the west of Ireland. I have worked as a rickshaw driver, bike courier, cherry-picker, teacher and media officer, but I have finally found my true calling: running adventure vacations at Wilderness Ireland. I’m an avid cyclist, mountain biker and surfer, but I also love exploring Ireland’s lesser-known regions on foot. While I work in the office most of the time, I get out to guide a few of my favourite trips each year!

    Favourite Place to Play

    In the surf, the back roads and the hill-tops. All around Leitrim and Sligo on a surfboard or a bike.

    Not a lot of People Know This

    I almost drowned in a Fulacht Fiadh when I was 8. I slipped on a wet log and fell in. The worst part was wearing another kid’s jacket around my waist to replace my wet trousers.

    Experience Read More

    I’ve been with Wilderness Ireland since 2015, and though I mainly work in the office managing trip operations, biking is my true calling so I enjoy getting out to explore the backcountry of Ireland and share this with as many people as possible!

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    I’ve always been drawn to travel by bike. In fact, some years ago, I travelled the length of western France with my wife – by bike-packing! We packed up everything we’d need to our bikes and set off on a journey that ranged from hills to canals to ocean to villages, sampling the best of France’s bread, cheese and wine along the way! I learned a good bit about France as well as became a pro at servicing my own bike. What an incredible experience!

    On the other side of the world, I spending a year as an English teacher in South Korea – a very different experience than biking across France! Based in the massive city of Seoul, I received a huge culture shock when I arrived, though I’m convinced that a year skateboarding around Seoul and Korea changed my perspective and outlook on life.

    In a more traditional sense, I’ve also travelled around many of Europe’s wild regions as well as visits to Canada and the west coast of America.


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