After a successful career in education I decided to set up my own business. I had recognised the tourism potential of this historic and stunningly beautiful region for some time and decided to become a qualified tour guide and in 2017 set up Ards Peninsula Tours, offering guided tours by coach or on foot. I have carried out extensive local research enabling me to design the most interesting and enjoyable experiences for visitors and I work in collaboration with other tourism providers around Strangford Lough and in St Patrick’s Country, for example, NI Food Tours.
I am a local guide offering tailormade, specialised walking tours and coach tours for groups around Strangford Lough. We offer general heritage tours covering subjects including Christian heritage, maritime heritage, history, geography, geology, nature and environment. There are many amazing stories of peoples’ lives and stories of emigration and the impressive achievements of emigrants who left the area and I have researched this theme on visits to New Zealand and Canada.
My special interest is in Christian heritage and nature. With extensive experience as an educator and communicator of knowledge allied to an expert knowledge of landscapes you will be guaranteed a truly unique experience covering a wide range of topics from Celtic Christianity to climate change!