I am a confident, caring Cork girl who specialises in private tours along the southwest of Ireland.
I started my working life as a multi-activity Outdoor Instructor which allowed me to live and work all along the Wild Atlantic Way route. I have co-ordinated and facilitated groups of all ages and abilities in the most dramatic landscapes. This 9-year adventure allowed me to progress into a tour guide and driver role for the past 7 years. It has given me a great insight into the industry working for a variety of tour operators on multi day tours throughout the island of Ireland.
I am very happy to be finally offering my own tour guide /driver service after completion of the tour guide course offered by Failte Ireland tourist board.
I offer a wide variety of tours and have the expertise to tailor a tour to your needs. I have been noted for making the Irish landscape come alive through story, song and historical visits. I have developed a wonderful relationship with the locals who ensure my clients receive a warm welcome. It also allows me to bring you off the beaten track and really be a part of the Irish landscape.
I am a passionate artist and photographer who can lead you to the most mystical locations on our ancient beauty Ireland. I also specialise in Food Tours having created a Walking Food tour of Dingle town and at present developing a route to access food producers along the Cork and Kerry peninsulas.
I offer Cruise liner excursions from Cobh, Co Cork. Ideal if you wish to explore in comfort, the beauty of Blarney castle and grounds, the flavours of the English Market and Cork city and the exhilarating coastline of Kinsale.
Overall, I love what I do, so allow me to show you how to really enjoy your visit to Ireland. I will devote my time to creating and delivering a journey you will always remember with fondness.
A Recent Review of this guide
Dia duit! We all loved Deidre, our tour guide. She made our visit to the west coast a delight. We even learned some Irish phrases. Go raibh mile Deidre!
Linda J. Smith
*BA Hons Degree Outdoor Education and Leisure
*Distinction-Failte Ireland approved Tour guide
*Certified Wild Atlantic Way Champion
*Coach/ Mini bus /S.P.S.V and Power boat Driver licences
*Surf Coach/Beach Lifeguard
*Instructorships in Hillwalking/ Rock climbing/ Kayaking
As a licensed driver and guide I have no restrictions