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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Linda Woods

Founder & Director Ireland Walk Hike Bike

I love the outdoors and have hiked many of the hills & mountains around Ireland. I have been living in Connemara for the past 20 years. Connemara is a wild and beautiful place west of Galway city where  our native Irish language  is still spoken. I try to speak the Irish language whenever I can and I love the history, flora and fauna around this region in the West. I have been working as a Guide with Ireland Walk Hike Bike for many years now and really enjoy showing people the true & hidden Ireland that our hikes take you to and few other tourists ever find. 

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

Operations Manager 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 Manager Ireland Walk Hike Bike

 
My role as a Sales Manager 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.
 

Avril Geaney

Marketing Manager

After spending over 10 years in Dublin, I moved back home to Kerry with my husband and 2 small children in 2017. I have worked in marketing for over 13 years in a variety of industries but predominately in automotive & tourism.
Since joining Ireland Walk Hike Bike I have taken up hiking, I recently undertook Carrauntoohil and loved every minute so in the next year I hope head up to Donegal to experience the stunning scenery of Slieve League.

Sinead O’Sullivan

Accounts Department