JP is a native of Belfast, County Antrim, and brings with him great passion and love for his country, its people, and its rich cultural and historical heritage. He has been living in Dublin for over ten years, teaching ethics and working in the tourism industry. He loves guiding visitors through the intricacies and vagaries of Ireland’s turbulent history giving you insight into the indomitable spirit of its people that has made its fame resound the world over.
Born and bred in Kilkenny, Aisling has always loved history, storytelling, and of course her beautiful hometown! After completing the National Tour Guiding course and being awarded the Bord Failte Tour Guiding Badge, Aisling found her true calling with Wild Rover. She thoroughly enjoys showing people from all over the world this wonderful country of ours, explaining and illustrating the stories and history associated with each place, giving visitors a real sense of what the true Ireland really is.
Richard, a Canadian native, developed an interest in Ireland at the age of 11 with the passing of his Irish-born grandfather. After studying Irish & British history, and scrounging money from odd-jobs, Richard fulfilled his life-long dream of travelling to Ireland at the age of 18. With that first trip to Northern Ireland his love was confounded and he returned many times over – ultimately in 1996 to settle with his Irish passport. Richard has been a tour guide for almost 14 years and is ‘living the dream’! He considers himself so fortunate to show visitors around his adopted country and present the best that Ireland has to offer!
Sarah has been working as a Tour Guide and Coach Driver for 5 years now. She was born and bred in Dublin, but after spending 2 years traveling west of the world she came to really appreciate Irish culture and heritage on her return home. Her career in tourism has taught her so much about our beautiful country, the spirit of its people and our complex history. Sarah has experience in scheduled day tours, multiday tours and customised tours for visitors and gives her all to provide a professional, informative and a fun experience to visitors of Ireland.
It is a true pleasure for Kim to be in a position to guide people around the beautiful country we call home. Few things give her more joy than sharing stories of Ireland’s history, and interweaving Ireland’s myths and legends with the diverse and dramatic landscape. There is never a dull day for Kim when she is able to express her passion to our guests with stories just waiting to be told around every corner! She loves meeting new people and learning of other cultures and so she always travels when as much and as often as she can, but really at the end of the day there’s no place like home!
For our tour guide Anthony there is nothing more exciting than the history of Ireland! It’s something he has had a passion for his whole life. With both parents coming from the North of Ireland, Anthony’s childhood household was always alive with stories of rebellion. Anthony leaves and breathes Irish culture – he still hurls to this day with his childhood team ‘Setanta’ and is passionate about Irish music. Showing people around our beautiful country is a dream come true for Anthony!
Tara is a Dublin native and combines the city’s trademark wit and irreverence with a deep interest in Irish culture, history, and heritage more generally. She is enthusiastic about almost every aspect of her native country, and loves working with Wild Rover precisely because it allows her to share her passion and introduce people to aspects of Irish culture they’d never encountered before. A tour with Tara is bound to be filled with humour, fun and lots of interesting facts!
Cathy was born and grew up in Dublin. She has been working in the travel industry since 1994 and as a former worldwide travel manager for a blue chip company in Dublin, she was really lucky and got to travel the world. After the company relocated to the US in 1999, Cathy began working as a tour guide in Dublin and has spent the last 20 years working in the industry both at home and overseas as a host and guide across Europe. She is settled back in Ireland now and is delighted to be showing visitors around her favourite country in the world – Ireland. She really enjoys working for Wild Rover because she gets to meet and make 50 new friends from all over the world each day on the tour bus. She just loves to show off our beautiful country and share her knowledge and experience of life in Ireland to our visitors. Cathy’s goal for the end of each day is to see all passengers getting off the bus with a smile on their face and similar love for Ireland after their day out.