I was born and raised on the Northside of Dublin, and have been active professionally as a tour guide since 2015. Not one for wasting time, I discovered tour guiding while awaiting the results of a couple of interviews for call centre management jobs. If life is what happens while you’re making other plans – then tour guiding is what happened to my career.
The fact that I prefer working outdoors – whatever the weather – probably owes something to my provenance from farming folk on Ireland’s rugged Western seaboard. In spite of these earthy origins, I can talk Irish Blarney in any of three languages (Russian, German and our own Gaelic) and have recently published an ebook on door to door sales training. I like to spice up my tour content with quirky and unusual items such as referencing the Viking Sagas (which mention Dublin a lot), the fact that Dublin once had its own time zone (did you know that?), and with a smattering of the local Liffeyside humour.
Tour guiding is one of the best decisions I ever made, and I just love the job. I like to think that it shows too, in the 400+ 5-star reviews which I have logged online to date, across numerous review websites.
Outside of my tour guiding schedule I’m an avid astronomy nerd, like to maintain a strict keep-fit routine and am a French cuisine aficionado.