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Paul Quinn

Life | People | Outdoors

Place to Play

Really, anywhere outdoors with friends! But to highlight a few favourites, I think that the Nephin Beg hills in West Mayo are the perfect place to get out and hike, as they have panoramic views but are still completely wild.

I love the dramatic headlands of Howth Head, as they are just north of Dublin but feel so far away from the city. If I’m looking for a challenge, I head down to Lugnaquilla mountain in the beautiful Co Wicklow.

The wild Mweelrea mountain in Co. Mayo just north of Killary Fjord is another favourite. And finally, the ancient Celtic site of the Hill of Tara is an amazing place to re-energise.  

Not a lot of people know this

I had a pet pig who was a great soccer player – what an excellent defender!

Mini Bio

I’ve been playing outside in the mountains all over Ireland for the past 30 years and I’m not stopping anytime soon! Working as a mountain guide is the cherry on top – life is certainly looking after me. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to trek through high mountains all over the world.

Working and being outdoors in Ireland is what I truly love. I am passionate about sharing my love of Ireland as well as its great adventures, people and culture with others.

My hobby is ‘Adventure Racing’ which I do badly but I thoroughly enjoy. I adore being alive and enjoying places and experiences to the max!

Adventurer's Stories about Paul

The guide makes the journey and Paul did it.
We were with Duncan Warner in April and he is equally outstanding. We recommend them Louise and wilderness Ireland everywhere

Stephen Larson
19WITM Ireland Tailor Made Trips
Reviewed on 28/09/2019

This category needs a level above excellent - how about "fantastic?" Knowledge and enthusiasm along with guide skills showed at every instant.

George Winters
19WITM Ireland Tailor Made Trips
Reviewed on 10/04/2019

Can't say enough about how fabulous Paul was for our particular group. We were a mature (lol) group with a wide range of hiking capabilities. No one was ever not looked after from the fastest to the slowest of us. Paul would talk, laugh, educate, encourage and hike alongside each and everyone of us at various times along every route. He would always ensure everyone was okay and it was obvious he took his job seriously about trying to make our experience the best he could. I'm not even sure what would ruffle him as he even took a car accident in stride and just kept trucking right along with us. All I can say is if I ever get the chance to do another hike with you, it will be my pleasure any time, any where. Thank you very much.

Jullie Andersen
Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
Reviewed on 29/10/2018

Paul Quinn..fabulous, knowledgeable, patient and passionate about his work!

Mary Kay Thomas
Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
Reviewed on 07/10/2018

Pauls level of service was outstanding! His knowledge of both natural science and history was a real highlight. He is extremely personable and genuinely encouraging during some of the more difficult walks. He accommodated people's personal needs well and is an asset to the business

Pete Harrison
Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
Reviewed on 01/10/2018

As previously mentioned, Paul was phenomenal - could not have asked for a better guide; felt like he was part of our family throughout the entire trip!!!

Don Nestor
Family Adventure - Paddling and Pirates
Reviewed on 24/09/2018

Paul is a caring, attentive and available guide to his work.
He was able to organize hiking, swimming and discovering the country.
He took care to repeat slowly and choosing his words when I did not understand all his explanations.
A big thank you

Isabelle Gourraud
Hiking - The Mountains of Connemara and Mayo
Reviewed on 08/07/2018

Paul has been exellent. Gentleman and FairPlay ,he was always present and helpfull
History and other knowledge were présent . Hi tried to find good words for our poor English . I would recommand him to everybod

Cathy Etchepare
Hiking - The Mountains of Connemara and Mayo
Reviewed on 02/07/2018

Paul and John were amazing guides, and extremely thoughtful of every detail. Helped make this one of the best guides tours we have ever had. They are both truly special people!

Carol Biederman
Hiking - Connemara to the Cliffs of Moher
Reviewed on 24/05/2018

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