Articles by Year

<<     >>

Articles by Category
+353 (0) 91 457 898


Selected Trips

    Pearse O’Toole

    People | Passion | Adventure

    Mini Bio

    I am a keen Gaeilgeoir (Irish speaker) with a passion for the history and heritage of the Emerald Isle. I feel privileged to be in a position to showcase Ireland to those willing to experience it through adventure. Packing up the boat, bike or campervan has and always will give me happiness.

    Favourite Place to Play

    After spending years wandering remote areas of the world trying to find the ideal hideaway, I’ve come to realise that the most beautiful place in the world has been on my doorstep this whole time. The lakes, mountains, shores and rivers of Connemara have everything an outdoor enthusiast could ever dream of exploring.

    Not a lot of people know this

    I was so cold one time, I asked a Bedouin man on camelback to buy the socks he was wearing. They stank. I still have them.

    Experience Read More

    For over ten years, I worked as an Outdoor Instructor in Ireland and New Zealand. A chance trip to Southern Africa in 2011 created an opportunity for me to lead personal development programmes as Head Guide with Irish charities over the next eight years to some of the most remote and amazing parts of the world.
    I currently lead an adventure therapy programme for Ireland’s harshest critiques – teenagers.

    Education Read More
    • BA Honours in Outdoor Education and Heritage of the Irish Landscape
    • MA Personal and Guidance Counselling
    • Dip Business, Executive and Life Coaching
    • Dip Outdoor Recreation Management
    • Dip Drug and Alcohol Addiction
    • Level 3 White-water Kayak instructor
    • Single Pitch Award Trainee
    • Surf instructor
    • Dinghy Sailing Instructor
    • Windsurfing Instructor
    • City & Guild Accredited Bike Mechanic
    • Mountain Leader Award
    Travel & Biggest Adventures Read More

    It’s been my ambition for a long time now to travel to wild, remote and exciting parts of the world. I try to make at least one big trip each year. Some of these trips include kayaking around Ireland in 37 days, cycling through Mexico in 33 days or living in one of the most remote and poverty-stricken areas of Southern Africa for two years.

    Favourite Activities Read More

    I grew up playing GAA (Gaelic Football and Hurling) but while in college, I fell in love with white water kayaking. Over the years, it has brought me all over the world to some amazing places while connecting with amazing people. More recently, I’ve swapped the kayak for a bike but with the same results.

    Favourite Regions of Ireland Read More

    Connemara, the Burren National Park and North Mayo.

    Adventurer's Stories about Pearse

    You could not ask for better guides and a better team than Pearse and Fergus. They were excellent. Their knowledge and history of the country and were top-notch. I would recommend them to anyone taking this trip. Their flexibility to tailor some parts of the trip in accordance with the group dynamics was the best. Your company has two excellent assets in Pearse and Fergus - as I am sure you realize.

    Sherman Alfors
    E-bike - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 21/09/2023

    See previous comment. No one could believe that Ferguson and Pearse had met just shortly before the trip. They worked seamlessly together

    Stewart Kennedy
    E-bike - Ireland's West Coast
    Reviewed on 19/09/2023

    Both guides were very keen on providing us the best Ireland experience. Very supportive. Very helpful would be e.g. either before dinner or after breakfast to have a "map meeting" where one of the guides go through the upcoming route e.g. explains it more, what are the challenges [e.g. upcoming punchy hills] and other specials concerning the route.

    Martina Merkle
    Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast
    Reviewed on 07/08/2023

    As mentioned earlier, Jerome and Pearse were wonderful. They were patient and very supportive, as well as being a whole lot of fun! I really appreciated their ability to make the trip so great for me!

    Christine Lawson
    Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast
    Reviewed on 02/08/2023

    Jerome and Pierce were proud Irishman, skilled bikers /drivers, and caring individuals. They made the trip special.

    Tom Brogan
    Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast
    Reviewed on 28/07/2023

    Every day, Pearse went out of his way to make sure each guest was receiving what ever they need

    Kelly Fust
    Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast
    Reviewed on 28/07/2023

    Jerome and Pearse were wonderful, fun, informative. Absolutely loved them.

    LuAngela Cervone
    Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast
    Reviewed on 24/07/2023

    As stated before, we very much enjoyed our time with both Jerome & Pearse. They remained upbeat during weather & technical challenges & when some members of the group discovered 'alternate unscheduled detours.'

    Tamara Koermer
    Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast
    Reviewed on 24/07/2023

    Pearce was outstanding. Went out of his way to do anything he could to make our experience memorable. Really appreciated him sharing his knowledge of Irish history.

    John Griffin
    Self Guided+ Cycling - Wild Atlantic Way Southwest
    Reviewed on 24/06/2022

    Want more Wilderness in your life?

    Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to hear about trip news, blogs and offers.