Galway with extensive experience of touring in the west of Ireland. As a member of the Association of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland with a B. A. in Local History I have significant expertise in the area of Family History and Genealogical Tourism.
I would be pleased to show you or your group, the magnificent and most beautiful contours of Connemara, including Kylemore Abbey, Clifden, the Twelve Pins, Leenane and Killary Fjord.
Dunguaire Castle, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Lisdoonvarna, Corkscrew Hill and Aillwee Caves are intrinsically part of any tour to the west of Ireland.
Galway City is an excellent base for touring the lowlands of east Galway where there are remarkable sites to visit, Clarenbridge, Kilmacduagh round tower, Coole Park Gort, St Brendan's Cathedral, Loughrea, Dartfield Horse Museum, Turoe Stone, Athenry Castle and town.
Walk through the medieval streets of Galway taking in both the old and the new from St Nicholas's Collegiate Church to the Cathedral to the Spanish Arch, Galway Museum, Lynch's Castle and Eyre Square while soaking up the atmosphere of the latin quarter of this university city.
I cater for groups ranging from 1 to 7 with 1 to 3 transported in my Volvo S80 which is classified as a limousine and 4 to 7 persons in my Mercedes Vito minibus. Tours can be designed to meet your preferences. You may wish to visit your ancestral homestead. If you want to trace your Irish roots please ask and I can assist you.
Time and deadlines are not an issue, yes you are in Ireland so relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings and the company of an experienced Galway based tour guide.
A Recent Review of this guide
Paul made our day tour of Connemara comfortable and interesting. He took us to places and pointed out sites that we could not have found in a guide book. We especially enjoyed seeing the beautiful stained glass window by Evie Hone in the Kilmilkin Church. His knowledge of the area and the history was excellent, and we enjoyed his sense of humor.
Failte Ireland approved National Tour Guide.
Certificate in Agriculture 1974.
Founder of Western Family History Association based in Galway in 1996.
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (T.E.F.L.) N.U.I., Galway - 2008.
Founder of Galway Tour Guides Association in 2009.
Occupational First Aid FETAC Level 5 2012.
Hon. Secretary of Association of Tourist Guides in Ireland (A.T.G.I.) 2017.
I have written two history books 'The G.A.A. in Mullagh 1884 - 1988 published in 1988 and 'A Mullagh Miscellany' Vol.1 published in 2003.
Some sites have in-house guides and I defer to them in that case.