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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
    Deluxe 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

    Book a trip with Paul

    Trip / Departure Availability Status Price Book
    Deluxe Hiking Ireland Coast to Coast
    23rd Jul - 29th Jul 2022
    2 place(s) left CONFIRMED €0 Book Now
    Deluxe Hiking The Kerry Mountains
    6th Aug - 12th Aug 2022
    2 place(s) left CONFIRMED €0 Book Now

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    Sometimes it's nice to get family and friends together and travel privately for some quality time. This means you benefit from all the features of the group departure, including hand-picked accommodation and expert local guides and we'll take care of it all. Then you can make your choice of departures dates and we'll get back to you to finalise the details.

    We work together with our team of guides to decide which departures they lead each year. As part of that, guides provide available dates that they are free to be booked. This means that any of the dates you see in the first field of the form below, could be perfect for your private departure or customised tour.

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