The best adventures lead to great stories and at Wild Rover Tours, we always have plenty to tell. Awarded the Best Local Tour Operator 2014 award by Viator members and Winners of 5 Star Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor 2012-2018, our Dublin-based family business is dedicated to providing quality, excellent-value tours throughout Ireland. On a Wild Rover Tour you will journey through incredible unspoilt landscapes, quaint traditional villages, historic landmarks, friendly communities and all the green fields you could ever imagine! Escape the city to discover the true essence of this mystical country on a day trip from Dublin!
Ireland is well known as the land of poets, storytellers, myths and legends, and at Wild Rover we are committed to helping you unearth this ancient isle’s secrets. Because we value good storytelling, our guides are experts in Irish history and folklore and will be with you every step of the way to answer your questions! Learn more about the enchanting locations we explore on our day trips from Dublin, 2 day tours from Dublin and our private tours too!
MEET OUR TEAM
With over 12 years experience in the tourism industry, Jacqueline absolutely loves what she does. As a family run business, Jacqueline takes pride in offering the best service on the market to all our visitors to Ireland. She enjoys meeting people of all nationalities from around the world and learning more about their cultures. She looks forward to every working day as it brings many exciting challenges and new experiences – for Jacqueline, Wild Rover is much more than a job!
Since co-founding Wild Rover Tours with his wife Jacqueline in 2011, it has been John’s mission to bring a standard of excellence to his business as a representative of the tourism market in Dublin. With extensive managerial experience spanning over a decade and several countries, John is in an ideal position to offer the best service to all customers in an honest and vibrant manner. His goal is to make visitors of his homeland and Wild Rover Tours feel welcome and to help them discover Ireland’s history and its beautiful character.
David joined Wild Rover Tours in 2012, eager to be a part of a start-up business and wanting to take on a new challenge in life. His 10 years experience as a skilled tradesman was invaluable with the construction and fit out of the first of our Wild Rover tourist information offices! Since deciding to up-skill, qualifying in office management, David now manages the largest of our company’s Tourist Office. David is committed to the strong development of Wild Rover Tours into the future and is focused on continually expanding our catalogue.
Daniel doesn’t only have connections to Wild Rover through his position in our tourist offices, he is deeply connected to the company as the son of the CEO! You can find Daniel in our Tourist Offices and he is always waiting with a smile and a joke. A keen traveler himself, Daniel knows how to assist in making our client’s holiday one they could only ever dream of. If you’re looking for travel advice, Daniel is your man!
Following on from many years in the retailing sector Rebecca opted for a career change and joined Wild Rover Tours in 2017. Rebecca works in the Tourist Office, promoting and selling day tours, city sightseeing tours, and many of the other attractions that our country has to offer. She especially loves distributing brochures as she gets to meet and chat with the various hostel/hotel staff members while also expanding our network of providers – it never fails to put a smile on her face!
Carlos has been a proud member of the Wild Rover Tours family since 2013. As he meets new people from every corner of the earth daily, Carlos knows how to assist visitors in choosing the perfect Irish experience and is always on hand with a smile to answer any questions. He is an invaluable part of the Wild Rover team!
Barbara Wolinska joined the Wild Rover team in 2016 and hasn’t looked back! She is a tireless seeker of knowledge and adventure, occasional purveyor of wisdom and also a postcard designer ? If you are looking for any advice about Ireland or our wonderful tours, you can find Barbara in the Dublin Tourist Office on Bachelors Walk. She is always happy to help and is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet!
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.