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    Shane Flanagan

    Serene | Positive | Chatty


    Place to Play

    A rural watering hole of traditional merit that supplies the tastiest pints of creamy stout that one can only dream of (otherwise known as a pub) after a rewarding day in the outdoors of course – preferably in the wilds of Mayo.

    Not a lot of People Know This About Me

    I have presided over a scandal-free wedding ceremony.

    Mini Bio

    Originally from Roscommon in the west of Ireland, my comings and goings of life seem to constantly draw me back to the region of Cork. I have a great love of geography, trees and maps. I will happily converse about anything and everything, although forestry, conservation and perhaps the weather may get me more animated.

    It is a true privilege to be born of this beautiful land and guiding allows me the opportunity to share the island of Ireland with people from near and far. There is always the added personal joys of learning more about Irish mythology, exploring new landscapes and meeting some of the islands colorful characters.

    Adventurer's Stories about Shane

    I’ve already praised our guides, Andrew and Shane, and I would just reiterate that they were great. I’ve been on other great European cycling trips, but feel that our guides top the list. Thanks!

    Bill Phillips
    Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast
    Reviewed on 18/08/2019

    Made the trip. They were professional friendly and took every opportunity to make us happy

    Beth Steucek
    Bike Tour - Donegal From Cliffs to Coast
    Reviewed on 12/08/2019

    Fun, friendly and knowledgeable.

    Kathleen Leonard
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 09/08/2019

    John we only had for a brief time. He guided us well day 1 (when it poured on Slieve League Cliffs) Shane, guiding us longer, had more time to show us his diplomatic and guiding skills. He was so patient and did nice things (like getting chips because the Americans wanted chips w/ sandwiches) for lunch. We really appreciated all of his help and information.

    Sarah Leonard
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 08/08/2019

    Both guides we had were absolutely lovely. Both John and Shane were polite, personable, knowledgeable and helpful in every way needed.

    Phil Risdale
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 07/08/2019

    John was super knowledgeable and fun. We were sorry he only did 2 days of our tour. Shane was a blast. He helped me find an adapter as I had brought the wrong kind. Very easy to talk to and fun as well. Both major assets to Wilderness Ireland!

    Jennifer Belcher
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 03/08/2019

    As said previously, both John and Shane were great. We were a very non-cohesive group of hikers and John did his "border collie" best on our aborted climb up Slieve League. Similarly, Shane was a good wrangler and good company. Both were remarkably patient and gracious.

    Annie Lord
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 02/08/2019

    Shane was excellent. He was friendly, kind, well prepared. John was our guide for two days and he was also excellent.

    Erin Pawlicki
    Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
    Reviewed on 29/07/2019

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