Me in Three – Friendly | Passionate | Adventurous
Not a lot of people know this – Due to rapidly depleting funds, I spent my last term of college living out of my van. Happened to be one of the coldest winters on record. On the bright side, the library had more visits than I had ever envisioned!
Mini Bio – I’ve always been most at home when in the outdoors, be it biking, kayaking or surfing. This is why I gravitated towards studying outdoor education and why becoming a guide seemed such a natural fit. I love nothing more than loading my van with gear and heading out to explore with likeminded people.
Away from guiding, I work with young offenders. I am also a trained Yoga instructor in a Yoga style called Vinyasa Flow with Green Lotus Yoga. I feel very fortunate to guide people through some of Ireland’s most majestic landscapes and share some of my favourite places with them.
Education & Qualifications
- BA Honours in Outdoor Education and Heritage of the Irish Landscape
- MSocSc (Master of Social Science) Community Development and Youth Work
- Diploma in Business, Executive and Life coaching
- Level 3 Sea Kayak instructor
- Single Pitch Award
- Surf instructor
- Ride leader award
- Vinyasa yoga instructor
Travel& Biggest Adventures
Hobbies & Passions
Over the last 8 years, I’ve really gotten into yoga. Honestly, if you’d said this to me a decade ago, I admit I would’ve laughed at you. A friend introduced me to a hot Vinyasa flow class when I was recovering from a knee injury and I was instantly hooked. I’ve deepened my understanding and practice by becoming a fully qualified Vinyasa yoga instructor in 2017. Every sport and lifestyle helps create muscle imbalances in the body and I found yoga to be a great way of bringing balance back. It also improved my performance while surfing, biking or rock climbing.
I’ve always had an interest in history – an interest that as led me to study the heritage of the Irish landscape at university. The vast amount of folklore and mysticism associated with Ireland’s diverse landscapes is fascinating!
I grew up in the Midlands of Ireland which is a relatively flat region, so I quickly gravitated to the West coast where the adventure of the hills and coastline is on your doorstep. At present, I live on a little island off the mainland in Burren region in county Clare, it’s an amazing part of Ireland due to its rugged beauty and only a stone’s throw away from Connemara in Co. Galway. It’s a fantastic part of the country for music, seafood and socialising!
I have lived in Galway for the last 16 years and this is definitely home for me. Right on the Atlantic with the mountains of Connemara, the rugged backcountry of Mayo and the wild Burren landscapes in Co. Clare are all only a short drive away. It’s a fantastic part of the country for scenery, seafood and socialising!