Meet our Guides

Get to know the person behind the tour

Tanya J.

Co. Dublin, Ireland

Hello everyone! After qualifying as an Irish Tourist Board Approved National Guide over 15 years ago my very first tour around Ireland was with a group of corporate clients.

The tour ended with us all singing folk songs in the cellar bar of a castle hotel together with an Irish rockstar who happened to be there on the night. It is that mixture of meeting interesting people coupled with the unpredictability of where the highways and byways of Ireland will lead that still fuels my enthusiasm for every tour.

I also did a Masters in Business Studies specializing in Tourism Management but for me the most important "study" before every tour is to "read the audience"! Over the years I have guided many special interest groups from choirs to farmers, from royalty to football teams, from journalists to Ryder Cup winners. My aim is always to find out what makes YOU tick and respond in an informative and entertaining way.

Being a mum of three kids I also know how to show families and younger visitors the sights of Dublin in a fun way. My more unconventional skills include playing an old traditional Irish instrument called the Rythm Bones and the ancient art of making butter. Believe it or not, the two skills can even be combined!! Please join me on a tour of Dublin and I will do my utmost to make it as interesting and personable to all in your party.

Looking forward to meeting you!


- Irish Tourist Board Approved National Tour Guide with over 15 years Guiding experience, fully licensed and insured.

- Masters in Business Studies

- Fluent German Speaker


I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car/ minibus or coach with driver. However, I am not licensed to drive myself.

Guide Requirements for Ireland

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Tanya J.
Web address (URL) of this page:

Tours by Tanya J.

See all of the tours offered by this guide.