My name is Adam and I have been guiding in the Emerald Isle of beautiful Ireland for over 5 years now. With a wealth of experience having guided over 50, 000 people around Ireland you'll be in extremely safe hands if you book a tour with me.
Born in Dublin I managed to escape what is colloquially called 'the Pale' as soon as I left the hospital! I spent my formative years in the county of lovely Laois, it's so lovely it has a song in that vain about it. Growing up in rural Ireland I instantly took an interest in the world around and showed a keen interest in what shaped the country I lived in.
Upon completing my high school education I had an abundance of options in front of me, my career guidance councillor suggested that in the midst of an economic recession I would be a fool not to pursue I. T. as my next step. But a fool I was, I chose instead to follow my heart and passion and instead went for the more precarious option of the arts and humanities in the form of historical studies and I never looked back.
Having spent four years in university it was therefore time to get a full time job, many of my friends went into administrative jobs and jobs in the service industry, meanwhile yours truly stubbornly was determined to use the skill set, knowledge base and passion for Ireland that I spent my lifetime cultivating. This inadvertently led me to tour guiding and I discovered the job I saw born to do. Since I began this career path I've guided in some of Ireland's premier sites.
Most tour guides will describe guiding as their profession, for me it is my passion. Spend five minutes with me and this passion should become quickly evident. To paraphrase an old saying - I don't feel like I've worked a day in my life!
In 2019 I am delighted to begin a new chapter in my career with ToursByLocals and am eagerly looking forward to meeting you. I am adaptable, flexible and your one stop shop for all your tour guiding needs during your visit in Dublin. My profile is new and therefore doesn't have the wealth of reviews on this site that some of the other profiles do but hopefully the above biography and my 500 five star TripAdvisor reviews in 2018 will convince you that we'll be a perfect match.
My tours listed are of a wide variety and can be adaptable depending on your specific needs, interests and time constraints so please do not hesitate to message me, it'll be the beginning of your authentic Irish experience as I wish you a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' (one hundred thousand welcomes).
- First Class Honours Masters in History and Media (UCD)
- Bachelors of Arts in History and Politics with structured electives in Social Justice (UCD)
- Certificate in Global Issues from SUAS Educational Development
- 5 years of tour guiding experience including Kilmainham Gaol and Ireland's National History Museum
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver if required.