Hi, I’m Derek


Hi, I’m Derek

I’ve lived in Dublin for 51 years

I speak English

I am a Tour Guide


I'm a qualified Failte Ireland Tour Guide and hold a BA (Hons. ) Degree in History and Heritage Studies. I can trace my Galwegian roots back to 1776, to the Aran Islands and I can assist you to trace your Irish roots if required. Throughout my life, I have traveled extensively around the world and realized the value of a good guide in bringing a place alive. I resolved back then to become a professional guide one day and show visitors the place I feel is unique and special. I was born in a Gaelic-speaking area and would love to share a few words with you and share my passion for history and folklore. I look forward to showing you around the west of Ireland and the town I call home, Galway. With my knowledge and expertise, I can create a special bespoke tour for you that will help you get the most from your valuable time off

My knowledge & interests

Hosts expertise Food Hosts expertise Drinks Hosts expertise Nature / outdoors Hosts expertise History Hosts expertise Architecture Hosts expertise Culture & customs
Local cuisine Food markets Fine dining Unique & unusual foods Cinema Scenic routes Political history Social history Architectural history Religious history Classical architecture Whiskey Local beers Traditional culture Popular culture Religious customs Lifestyle culture Rituals & ceremonial customs

Experiences I love to host