Graham Doyle - Owner & 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 adrenalin 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!
William Nolan - Mountain Guide
William is our mountain man, a hillwalking guide based here in Ireland who also has a keen interest in climbing and mountaineering. He began hiking in 2009 and loved it so much that he immediately began his training to become a mountain guide.
Since 2009 he has climbed countless mountains at home and abroad and has no intention to rest on his laurels with plenty more expeditions planned ahead. Most notably William has scaled Kilimanjaro, Ben Nevis, Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc and in the future he hopes to climb the big daddy of them all, Everest.
When asked why do mountaineers put themselves through the suffering of exhaustion, cold, altitude sickness, bad falls and countless other dangers - he typically replies “For those who understand, no explanation is necessary; for those who don’t understand, no explanation is possible”. William will help you understand when he takes you on your next mountain explorer adventure.
Mark Purcell - Adventure Guide
Fresh out of completing a degree course in adventure tourism management in Tralee, Co Kerry, Mark has opened up the world of adventure for himself. Working in the outdoors has always been a priority for Mark. His fast progression in adventure tourism started with his true love for the outdoors and for the beautiful surroundings of his beloved Ireland.
When Mark is not guiding he is out hiking, fishing, touring on his bike or even out foraging for his dinner, something that Mark often likes to do. Mark is skilled in bushcraft and is the right man to be with when lost in the wildness! He’s our very own in-house Bear Gyrlls (only tougher).
Mark’s role with The Irish Experience does not stop at being a kayak or hillwalking guide, he also oils the cogs behind the scenes to make sure that you have the ultimate overall adventure experience.
David Bradley - Operations Subordinate
Born and bred in the Sunny South East, David has a background in engineering and Information Technology, his niche skills and love for the outdoors make it a match made in heaven! He enjoys taking over in the office if he’s not out on tour. David manages the operations for our Experience Tours and oversees the general tour preparations.
Keeping active and with a passion for sport and travel David also enjoys heading out on the road as our Tour Manager for our Group Experiences and interacting with our clients from all around the world.
David never needed to kiss the blarney stone to be skilled in the “gift of the gab” so it is always a pleasure to have him part of your tour! He’s bound to enhance your adventure experience. David has a huge love for this Island which he thinks is a MUST DO for every adventure traveller!
Seamie Kehoe - Adventure Guide
Seamus or Seamie as he prefers to be known as started to realise his affection for the adventure travel industry when he and his small backpack set off for the southern hemisphere many moons ago. As a keen surfer and outdoor enthusiast, when the opportunity came up to live and work in Australia, he jumped at the chance.
He’s now adventure travelled around Europe, Asia and Africa, from deep sea diving to sky diving and everything else in between. But for Seamie there is nowhere like home “Everyone is so welcoming, the country is absolutely stunning and despite the weather adventure sports and prime right here, I'm buzzing to get out there and experience it with you all!”.Seamie is also a very talented musician so when he is not out guiding you on an adventure experience he is preforming gigs with his awesome band "Rag Doll".
His top travel tip would always be to relax and go with the flow. Delays happen, plans change but often these provide the best opportunity to explore the area you’re in. Some of my best travel experiences have happened as a result of plans changing at the last minute.