Bíonn Siúlach Scéalach.
He that travels much, knows much.
My name is Pádraic and I was born and raised and still live on the region’s only archipelago of islands in the south west part of Connemara.
My first language is Irish or Gaelic as it is sometimes referred to. The language is spoken on a daily basis and we conduct our business locally and nationally where possible, through the medium of Irish. The language is rich in culture and heritage and I am truly blessed to have it as part of my life and upbringing.
I grew up in Connemara with tourism often helping people who may have taken a wrong turn in their cars well before the days of satellite navigation! I also worked in our local pub and used to love meeting people from all over the world and telling them about the hidden gems in our area. Following school and college, I worked in a few different industries in sales and marketing roles but always yearned for the tourism industry and its focus on good old fashioned Irish hospitality.
After setting up Connemara Pub Tours in 2015, I saw an opportunity to showcase local experiences, people and places not normally featured on travel itineraries.
So here I am today looking forward to sharing those very adventures with you and your family, friends or colleagues.
Is Mise Pádraic agus rugadh agus tógadh mé i gCeantar na nOileán in iar dheisceart Chonamara. Is í an Ghaeilge priomh teanga labhartha sa gceantar agus úsáideann mé í go laethúil agus mé i mbun gnó agus gnáth shaol an lae.
Bhí cleachtadh agam ar thurasóireacht agus mé ag fás aníos, go minic ag tabhairt lámh chúnta do dhaoine a bhí imigh amú! Bhunaigh mé Connemara Pub Tours ar dtús agus le cúpla bliain anuas thug mé faoi deara go raibh deis ann turais pearsanta a chur le chéile do chuairteoirí le béim ar dhaoine, bia, cultúr agus ceardaíocht Chonamara agus Árainn. Is féidir liom pacáistí éagsúla a chur le chéile ag braith ar do chuid suimeanna pearsanta, mar sin Bí i dteagmháil!
I can arrange Day or Multi Day experiences for you or your clients incorporating elements of what you see on this website. However if there is a specific experience you wish for me to create, please do get in touch so as we can explore options together. If you are a Tour Operator or Agent, I work with a number of Destination Management Companies so please get in touch to discuss how we can work together.
Ní Neart go Cur le Chéile… An Irish Probverb meaning… There is no strength without unity.
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