Meet The Team

Meet The Team

We invite you to contact one of our friendly staff to start your holiday plans rolling. All are delighted to assist you in any way to ensure the smooth running of your holiday, to give information to you that will help make YOUR holiday easy and a relaxing, rewarding experience. Now, under the banner of Ireland Walk Hike Bike – Linda and her team of professional guides and office personnel are ready to show you and introduce you to an Ireland that few see – but all dream of.

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Maurice Whelan

Managing Director Ireland Walk Hike Bike

Maurice became Managing Director of Ireland Walk Hike Bike in 2013 and has found the perfect role to match his passion for adventure with his love of hospitality and ensuring every guest feels supported and has a memorable experience in Ireland. When Maurice is not in the office or out guiding you will most likely find him surfing or hiking with his wife Janet and two dogs Jade and Layla.


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Francis Hartnett

Director Ireland Walk Hike Bike

I have over 10 years experience in activity tourism, having worked in the golf trade before joining Ireland Walk Hike Bike in 2016.

I am passionate about the outdoors, with a big love for walking – as well as Rugby, Football and Motorsport. My favourite part of Ireland has to be the Northern Coast, stunning coastal routes, ancient castles and, of course, the Giants Causeway!!

Dean Garrison 

Sales Ireland Walk Hike Bike

My role in Sales is to help my clients achieve what they are looking for in a holiday to Ireland. Whether that would be offering places to stay, providing a detail itinerary outlining specific walks or hikes to participate in or to suggest unique and interesting places to visit. My aim is to get as much information out of people as possible so I can provide a trip that they will remember for years to come.
I have been involved in the travel industry for over 12 years. Starting off by studying a International Travel and Tourism degree learning the in and out of the industry. I then undertook 1 year trip around the world visiting over 30 countries across 6 continents. Since then I have spent the last 8 years continuing to travel to different countries as well as working in different roles within the industry expanding my knowledge and passing this information on to others.


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Linda Woods

Founder of Ireland Walk Hike Bike

Ireland Walk Hike Bike is a dream come true for me – from the early beginnings in my head in the very late 1980’s through to now as a wonderful business managed by Maurice Whelan.  My dream was to find a way to bring people to the unknown parts of Ireland and immerse you into the “real” Ireland – full of nature, fresh air, amazing landscapes & scenery, history, stories and characters.  25 years later, that dream is now a reality and I continue to look for new walks & new ways to introduce you to those “hidden treasures” in Ireland that I adore.  So if you want to know more about Ireland and really experience her hidden corners & wonderful places, please let us take you there.  Thank you.

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