Ireland Guides

Our Irish guides are nothing short of incredible. From windswept Northern Ireland to the countryside of the southwest, from the mountains of Connemara to the urban streets of Dublin, they’ll take you to their favorite haunts and immerse you in their culture.

Dierdre Harman

Deirdre is a native Irish speaker who enjoys what she does best, to showcase Ireland through Irish eyes. She is a confident, caring Cork girl who specializes in tours along the south and west of Ireland.

She started her working life as a multi-activity Outdoor Instructor along the Wild Atlantic Way route.  She coordinated and facilitated groups of all ages and abilities in the most dramatic landscapes, becoming a qualified Failte Ireland Regional Tour guide and Wild Atlantic Way Champion.

Dierdre is known for making the Irish landscape come alive through story, song and historical visits and has developed a wonderful relationship with the locals who ensure her groups receive a warm welcome. She loves bringing people off the beaten track to immerse them in the ancient and mystical Irish landscape.

If that isn’t enough, she is also an artist, photographer, and pioneered local food tours, having created a Walking Food tour of Dingle town.

Deirdre loves what she does, and and will lead you on a journey you will always remember with fondness.


Frank Walsh

Frank Walsh was born and raised in Killarney, County Kerry. His early experience of hill walking and mountain climbing came as he tramped the scenic slopes and peaks of the Magillycuddy Reeks Range and most all the other mountain regions of Kerry, as well. Educated in St. Brendans College of Killarney and University College of Cork, Frank graduated with degrees in Geography and English and taught for a number of years in the Intermediate School, Killorglin.

Fortunately for those of us who appreciate his guide skills, Frank eventually became lonesome for the outdoor life, and now works as a full time guide. Frank’s enthusiasm for local history, geography and archaeology underlies his work. He has experience of guiding groups not only throughout Ireland, but also in Wales, Scotland, the French Alps and Pyrenees Mountains.

Michael Gibbons

Archaeologist, historian and guide, Michael Gibbons was born and raised in Clifden,
Connemara in the West of Ireland, growing up amidst one of the world’s most
extraordinary natural and cultural landscapes. Since he was 17 years old he has been discovering
pre-historic 5000 year old tombs, ancient landscapes beneath the bogs, lake dwellings under water, early sacred sites, and long-lost primordial hill-top citadels. His exploits helped fuel and develop a lifelong exploration and chronicling of Ireland’s 10,000 year time-scale of human history.
A professional archaeologist, Michael began his career at the prestigious Department of Antiquities in Jerusalem, and has since worked around the world, eventually returning to Ireland’s Historical Heritage Services. He is also a renowned guide, engaging lecturer and a regular contributor to national and international radio and television.

Michael has four children, and lives with his family in Connemara.