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    Liam Fahy

    Liam Fahy

    Fun | Professional | Longshanks

    Mini Bio

    I have loved Ireland’s wild places since I was first introduced to them in the scouts as a teenager and I have been exploring and enjoying the Irish wilderness ever since then. My first experience of guiding or leading others in the outdoors was as a scout leader where I realised that I enjoyed introducing others to the environment that I knew and loved as much as I enjoyed exploring it myself. Since then, I have been leading, guiding and instructing in the great Irish outdoors with youth groups, the Irish Defence Forces and as a wilderness guide.

    Favourite Place to Play

    The Burren in Clare or the 12 Pins mountain range in Connemara. I love them both, but if hard pressed to choose, I think Connemara would be the winner. 

    Not a lot of People Know This

    People think I’m over 6 feet tall but I’m actually only 5 feet 16 inches ;-)

    Qualifications Read More
    • Mountain Leader
    • SPA (rock-climbing Instructor)
    • Confidence Training Instructor
    • Level 6 Outdoor Education
    Experience Read More

    I have been working and playing in the outdoors all my adult life including 23 years in the Irish Army and recently as an outdoor activity instructor and hiking / hill-walking guide. Getting to do what I love for a living is a great gift that I am very thankful for!

    Biggest Adventure Read More

    I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to have travelled throughout Europe both for work and on my own adventures. I’ve have had the opportunity to visit the Middle East and West Africa through work. My favourite travel destination is always a new one! The more places I visit, the more itchy my feet get to keep travelling!

    What Fellow Travellers Say About Liam

    Liam was very knowledgeable and informative about all things Ireland!
    He was very attentive leading our group through some difficult terrain.

    Dorothy Galligan Doty
    Deluxe Hiking - Ireland Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 16/06/2024

    See my previous comments. Liam was great. I would have chosen a different up Mweelrae, but overall I have no complaints. I really appreciate how patient he was with my husband who moved more slowly than everyone else on the trip. Liam always made Charles feel welcome and part of the hikes when he joined in.

    SusanMary Redinger
    Deluxe Hiking - Ireland Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 16/06/2024

    Liam was an excellent guide

    William Doty
    Deluxe Hiking - Ireland Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 10/06/2024

    Liam could not have been more accommodating and attentive to our needs and wants on the entire trip.

    John Chiocca
    24WITM Tailor Made Trip
    Reviewed on 20/03/2024

    Liam absolutely made this trip for us. I cannot overstate what an asset he is to Wilderness Ireland. He strikes the best balance of professional and personal. His broad knowledge and interests of all things Ireland and globally added so much to our experience. This man will make sure you safely arrive at the top of a mountain whilst learning about the cultural and natural history of the area and then set up a tea service in the wind and the rain at the top - what more could you possibly ask for? When one of our planned hiking days was thwarted by strong winds, Liam quickly adapted plans to make sure we still had a grand day out exploring cultural and historical sites instead. Having worked in customer service myself for many years, I can say that the level of personal service he provides is truly remarkable in the industry. We can't say enough great things about Liam, we will absolutely be booking another trip with Liam in the future should we be so lucky to return!

    Stephanie Lubrecht
    Hiking - The Kerry Mountains
    Reviewed on 14/10/2023

    Liam was an amazing, caring guide who taught us so much about ireland

    Julia Yaris
    Hiking - The Kerry Mountains
    Reviewed on 09/10/2023

    Liam is a treasure. He offered up history and geology and even explained how the farms operate. He always had answers to our questions. He kept the conversation going and joined in on our hijinks. The hikes were interesting and he kept a good pace. He even made tea and coffee to go with our lunch stops.

    Sam Brown
    Hiking - Kerry & Clare
    Reviewed on 05/08/2023

    Liam made the trip. HIs driving was superb on those crazy roads. His knowledge and poems were fascinating. Just loved the poems!

    Jane Dorosh
    Hiking - Kerry & Clare
    Reviewed on 31/07/2023

    What really made the week top-notch was our trip leader, Liam Fahey. Knowledgeable, friendly, polite, unflappable, funny, well-versed in Irish history and lore, and possessed of the enviable skill of following a schedule without any outward sign of watching the clock. An excellent interpreter of Yeats, but not so great at carrying a tune ;-)...The man is a treasure for an organization like yours.

    Richard McSherry
    Hiking - Kerry & Clare
    Reviewed on 31/07/2023

    Liam was fantastic he went above and beyond. I came done with a sore throat and he bought me medicine. He also got a brace for someone who was having knee trouble. He made us coffee and tea on our hikes. He was very genuine and we loved hanging out with him! He also recited a poem each day!

    Melissa Nelms
    Hiking - Kerry & Clare
    Reviewed on 24/07/2023

    Liam made our trip to Ireland tremendous! We loved his sense of humor, knowledge of history, his interest in the environment and his love for his beautiful country and it’s people. The perfect host! Great people skills and we alwsys felt safe. Liam is the best!

    Linda McSherry
    Hiking - Kerry & Clare
    Reviewed on 24/07/2023

    Liam, you are simply the best! that simple. thanks so much for such a great trip, tea and poetry

    Anna Delury
    Hiking - Kerry & Clare
    Reviewed on 23/06/2023

    please see former comments...need I say more?

    Laurie Levin
    Hiking - Kerry & Clare
    Reviewed on 05/06/2023

    Liam is the best! Even on a hillside cliff with 50 mile an hour gusts of wind, I knew he would take care of us. Or when we climbed up and down that rocky steep hill to the fiord in the rain, he was there to help and I felt confident I could do it. And I was really proud of myself! I highly recommend him and felt fortunate to have him as our guide. Plus: he's really funny! I appreciated his sense of humor. (7 3/4 points in Irish football? He had me going for a moment!)

    Lisa Kenigsberg
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 20/05/2023

    Liam was great at helping us gel as a group, keeping us at ease and keeps us informed. He was a natural leader and pleasure to hike with. Very attentive and aware while able to keep us all on track, relaxed and happy.

    Lowell Smith
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 18/05/2023

    Cannot say enough about how well Liam planned our trip - down to being flexible to accommodate the weather and the group. It was so thoughtful on every detail including timing the ferries, hikes, where to eat,etc. his knowledge and experience was invaluable! He made suggestions to meander/explore as he saw the opportunity like going for a walk along the beach - everyone loved his humor and insights!! Highly recommend Liam!!

    Missy Smith
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 18/05/2023

    Liam is excellent. He has a vast knowledge about every topic, he is all the time available to share his knowledge and is very kind, professional, and nice person

    Adrian Kahn
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 15/05/2023

    Liam was fantastic! He was knowledgeable about the routes for the hikes, flexible when the weather called for a change in plans, & passionate about sharing his knowledge of Irish culture & history.

    Kay Taylor
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 15/05/2023

    Liam as guide is quite remarkable. His ability to get us from point A to point B on time, unscathed, happy, well fed and supplied appropriately for each hike is basic. On top of that he is a sponge for information, especially history and archaeology, which he relates as a humerus and confident storyteller. No cold, dry facts here. He kept us constantly intrigued about what we might learn next, and feeling like there was time enough only to scratch the tip of the iceberg of each story. His love of Ireland shines through always.
    He is also able to punt – to adapt to changing circumstances regarding hiker abilities, options for food or transport or changing terrain and time available.
    On a rainy afternoon he responded to a hiker's request by finding us Joyce Country Wool where Carina Coyne has her studio. She takes in raw fleece from neighboring farmers and turns them into lovely yarns and knitted items. Another learning opportunity.
    And Liam is a good driver. I always felt safe riding in the van.

    Sherry Robinson
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 04/10/2022

    Guide Liam was beyond fantastic and really made the trip that much more special. He made sure that we were all sorted at the beginning and end of each day, he made the group tea/ coffee on top of mountains, and taught us all so much about Ireland and Irish history and culture. I feel incredibly lucky to have been of his 'ducklings' for that week.

    Erin Smith
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 01/10/2022

    We truly couldn't have asked for better. I've never done a guided trip and was nervous, but Liam was the perfect guide. He provided so much additional education to the trip and was so knowledgable. Either he's a savant or he just studied up each night or both. I would absolutely request a guided trip with Liam again.

    Kelly Smith Trimble
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 26/09/2022

    Liam was fantastic. Very thoughtful, professional & lots of fun. (We were trying to figure another tour we could take with him as the guide!)

    Trish Hughes
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 21/05/2022

    THE BEST GUIDE EVER Liam Fahy! Thank you Liam for sharing Ireland with us all! Liam every day you shared your enthusiam, knowledge, and love of what you do! From day 1 through day 7 you: shared, cared, taught, drove, walked, hiked, ate and laughed with us! You lead us on an amazing- beautiful weather- Ireland living/hiking experience that I am still processing and hope to never forget. Thank you for an EXCELLENT time! Thank you for inspiring me to drink proper tea, shop for Irish wool, dream about brown bread and the perfect pint of Ireland Guinness, look out for sheep, read Yeats, hike more, pratice gaelic and return to Ireland!

    Tonya Robb
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 19/05/2022

    Liam was a fabulous guide. He was thoughtful and super organized. He had every detail covered. He was also very knowledgeable, providing us with details regarding each locality, its history and natural features.

    Monica Thornton
    Deluxe Hiking - Ireland Coast to Coast
    Reviewed on 18/05/2022

    We can't praise Liam enough, we would request him again. Liam was knowledgeable, fun and he paced the hike to accommodate everyone in the group. He climbed down to retrieve a glove someone dropped over a cliff edge, Yikes!!! He rock climbs so he has many talents.

    Pam Turnley
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 11/05/2022

    Liam was exceptional. He kept us interested with all his knowledge of Ireland and it's history. He was amazing and such a fun guide.

    Jill Sneidman
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 02/05/2022

    Liam was absolutely great! He looked for great experiences for us and kept us safe. Liam knew that I loved fiber and arranged a special stop to experience Joyce Country Wool. This was truly above and beyond. The experience was mind-blowing.

    Kathleen Alves
    Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 11/09/2021

    I can’t say enough in Liam’s favor. It must have been a tricky trip to coordinate, but it went off flawlessly. In the meantime, he was able to rise high above the organizational challenges and make the trip special. His sense of humor and patience are boundless. His storytelling (Finn McCool’s doings especially) and knowledge of Irish/world politics and culture combined to provide a depth to the experience that was a treasure. Oh, and let me say that Liam has inspired me to put more energy into reading poetry. His recitations of Heaney and Yeats were moving. The trip was such a welcome relief from the last many months, but Liam created a lifetime event for us at a moment where much less would still have been a joy. I can’t express my appreciation enough.

    Arthur Glasfeld
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 03/08/2021

    Top man , a veritable encyclopaedia of knowledge, witty , a “ seanchaí , recited poetry , charmed the birds from the trees

    Patrick Donohoe
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 02/08/2021

    Our guide Liam was friendly and knowledgeable and went above and beyond even going so far as to make breakfast for us. He had an upbeat positive attitude and made things work, finding interesting alternatives as the situation developed. He gave credit to the team of folks back at the office too.

    Holly Mocko
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 25/03/2020

    Liam was a knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic guide introducing Ireland in its totality ranging from beauty of connemara, history of Ireland’s struggles, food and drinks, and irish people and culture. Appreciate him greatly.

    Jin Choi
    Hiking - Connemara's Atlantic Edge
    Reviewed on 09/09/2019

    Fantastic. Full of historical, geographical and cultural knowledge and always ready to impart it. Instilled confidence on the mountains, great company and sense of humour, good driver.

    Jennifer Mirdamadi
    Hiking - Connemara's Atlantic Edge
    Reviewed on 09/09/2019

    Where do we begin. Liam was fabulous. Full of history and facts, full of laughs, good at knowing our energy levels and pacing even without asking. Working dynamics of a very small group can be tricky- by 1 day in the 4 of us felt like old friends. We wanted Liam in all our group pics.

    Molly Selsby
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 01/07/2019

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