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Graham Doyle - Owner & Adventure Guide

Wexford born Graham is the heart and the drive behind The Irish Experience.

After a stint in Multimedia and Purchasing Management, Graham gave into his passion and packed his bag to go travel around the world. Working in adventure tourism along his way it was something that just fitted perfectly as soon as he tried it on. He returned to his beloved Ireland in 2013 to study a Management degree in Adventure Tourism. Graham had a plan and on the strength of this plan The Irish Experience was born.

A natural adventurer and adrenaline junkie, there is little Graham hasn’t done- from negotiating raging rapids on rivers in New Zealand to jumping out of perfectly good planes at 19,000 feet. During his travels he was struck by two things - the lack of dedicated adventure tourism providers in Ireland and more importantly the potential this beautiful country has to host adventure travellers.

Graham believes that new experiences and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is what ultimately defines you as a person. With his qualifications, experience and team of experts around him, he wants you to get your adventure on with The Irish Experience.

Make it Mór!

 
The Irish Experience Kayaking Tours

Kimberley Reijsmeijer - Booking Office Manager

Hailing all the way from Den Haag, The Netherlands. Kimberley is an avid lover of all things outdoors. She has long held Ireland in her heart and wholeheartedly enjoys passing on her love for Ireland to others through The Irish Experience and Hook Head Adventures.

Kimberley is a European studies graduate, boasts a masters in German and is studying to be a German and Business teacher! She has a passion for languages and she is making the most of her educational exploits in Ireland, Germany and The Netherlands by maximizing our potential on an international level! .

When she is not looking after your adventures with her infectious smile she has her head stuck into a good book. Whether on a couch or kayak, she will rarely be caught without a beloved book in hand!

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Sean McConnell - Adventure Guide

Full of energy, life and enthusiasm which he always brings to his adventure tours, Sean is a skilled outdoor guide and instructor with over 13 years experience in Adventure Tourism from all over the island of Ireland.

Originally from County Armagh in the North of Ireland Sean grew up with adventure in his family and even helped his father run a very successful adventure venture in County Monaghan. He has taken his skills he developed from a young age and is now one of the top adventure guides in the business, if only we could understand that Armagh accent! 😛

When Sean is not guiding his small group tours for The Irish Experience he is out Surfing, Hiking, Kayaking, or even out foraging for his dinner, something that Sean often likes to do. He is well versed in bushcraft skills and is he the right man to be with when lost in the wildness! He’s our very own in-house Bear Grylls (only tougher).

Sea Kayaking Ireland

AlexDonaghy - Adventure Guide

Hot off the press from the Harvard of outdoor training courses in Plas Y Brenin Wales, Alex is continuing his already impressive outdoor qualification portfolio.
A master of many trades and jack of none he is comfortable Hiking and mountaineering, Climbing, Sea Kayak Touring and Whitewater kayaking!

Like many outdoor enthusiasts his love for the outdoors came from scouts and camping trips into the mountains. As soon as Alex finished school he completed three outdoor courses in Ireland in various locations including the famous Shackleton course before heading over to wales to expand is horizon even further.

Alex’s care and attention to his adventures groups is second to none, he is the full adventure guide package!

Sea Cave Kayaking Ireland

Dylan Crews - Adventure Guide

Born in the USA raised on The Emerald Isle, Dylan is an outdoor enthusiast through and through. Dylan has spent his entire life exploring the beaches and coastline of The Hook Peninsula and knows the area inside out. He was drawn to the ocean naturally and is as at home in the water as he is out of it!

Dylan is currently pursuing a career in marine biology and he has a vast knowledge of all things to do with the ocean. He spends his free time as close to the ocean as possible with a love for surfing, kayaking and all things adventure.

Dylan is the baby of the crew in just his early 20’s but is already one of the longest serving adventure guides here at the Irish Experience