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    David Lawless

    David Lawless

    Enthusiastic | Compassionate | Musical

    Mini Bio

    Music and the outdoors are my big obsessions. I grew up in Dublin but I took every opportunity to get out into the hills. The mountains of Wicklow provided endless options for hiking and biking, leading small groups of friends in the hills since my teens.

    I worked in IT for over twenty years before taking a sabbatical in 2011 to go travelling for a year. Upon returning, I quit in 2013 and moved to the west coast for a change – which turned out to be the best decision I ever made. I’ve been working as a guide since 2016, and now live in Sligo, get to cycle its back roads, walk its hills, swim at its beaches, and play music with a bunch of good friends.

    Favourite Place to Play

    For music, it would be Ellen’s Pub in Maugherow, Co Sligo on a Friday night. For the outdoors, I’m happy at any one of our gorgeous beaches along the west coast and Wild Atlantic Way.

    Not a lot of People Know This

    Over the past few years, I’ve been learning to play the Gaelic Harp, or Clársach, the ancient instrument of Ireland (similar to the ‘Brian Boru’ harp in Trinity College).

    Qualifications Read More

    Fáilte Ireland Regional Guide for the Northwest
    Fáilte Ireland National Guide / Tour Management

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    After twenty years working in IT I took a year’s sabbatical and backpacked around Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and finished up on the West Coast of the USA. A life-changing experience that set off a chain of events that sees me where I am today.

    What Fellow Travellers Say About David

    See my comments from the beginning. I would recommend David to anyone needing a guided tour of Ireland.

    Colleen Konicek
    23WITM Tailor Made Trip
    Reviewed on 28/09/2023

    See comments above. Our guide David, made the trip most enjoyable. A good guide makes all the difference in the world and our guide was beyond good.

    Michael Hannigan
    23WITM Tailor Made Trip
    Reviewed on 21/09/2023

    David made our wonderful experience even more special with his attention to detail, choice of Restaurants, historical perspectives And impromptu serenades with flute. He even provided excellent weather conditions, although I believe he had help with this.

    Frank Konicek
    23WITM Tailor Made Trip
    Reviewed on 18/09/2023

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