After living and working in Dublin for nearly twenty years, I escaped the city. In 2009 I moved to Newport, County Mayo to get closer to nature. I completed an honours degree in Outdoor Education and obtained my Mountain Leader Award.
I firmly believe it’s never too late to learn new skills and took up distance running and triathlon in my mid-thirties. I am passionate about the outdoors and love introducing people to the Irish hills. My particular favourites are the wilds of Mayo where I have family roots.
At night-time I can often be found stargazing. I have a real interest in this area having researched and written my dissertation on the preservation of the Irish night time skies. I also set up the Mayo Dark Skies campaign to gain International Dark Sky recognition for the Wild Nephin & Ballycroy.
I co-founded the original Dublin Ghostbus Tour and having a grown up in a family of magicians, on occasion, I’m also known to interweave a little close-up magic with some storytelling.