About Us

Our Mission

Our Aim is to provide quality outdoor adventure and training in some of the most beautiful untouched areas of Ireland and further a field. With small groups you get great value for your money and still get that personal touch from our experienced qualified guides, which allows you to relax and enjoy the local culture and get to know about history, geology, archeological site.

Irish Adventures was set up in 2006 by owner and main guide Noel O’Leary. We provide quality training for the outdoors and also offer activities, tours and holidays to suit all your needs. Noel previously worked in the outdoor industry fsince 1996, guiding tours and instructing various outdoor activities He believed that there was a great need for an adventure company that would deliver adventure, walking, cycling and horse riding tours, which would offer people a mixture of activities in each area they visit. All of our tours are designed to suit the needs of everyone involved and take you to areas that are not accessible to everybody. Irish adventures aim is to take people of the beaten tourist track and see the beauty this part of Ireland has to offer while been involved in an adventurous activity and stay in places that will look after you’re every need. We offer you great value for money while still keeping groups to small numbers (12 max per tour), the company believes in keeping everywhere green and environmentally friendly and operates under the policy of Leave no Trace in order for minimal impact on the beautiful environment around us.


Noel O’Leary

Noel has been involved in Outdoor Activities in Kerry since 1994, he has worked with numerous companies prior to Setting up Irish Adventures in 2006 guiding walking and cycling tours. He has led adventure tours throughout Ireland, UK, Europe, India, China, New Zealand and Patagonia. Noel has a BA Degree in Outdoor Activity Management, and has a real passion for sharing the history and culture of Ireland with others. He was awarded an Irish Welcome award in 2005 by Failte Ireland. Noel is a qualified instructor in many activities including, rock climbing, BCU & ICU level 3 sea kayaking instructor, kayak/canoe, mountain biking (TCL) and holds both summer and winter mountain leader awards.



Ailise Deane

Ailise comes from the village of Camp on the Dingle Peninsula. She is one of our more senior guides, having been working with Irish Adventures since 2013. When not kayaking, her hobbies include Adventure Racing, open water swimming, mountain biking and running.


Mikey Flannery

Mikey hails from Dingle. He joined our team in 2015 on work experience and has been with us every since. He is qualified kayak instructor level 2 and an EMT. 


Dariusz Chruszcz

Dariusz hails from Poland, but has been in Ireland since 2009. He has more of a Kerry ascent now than anyone else. He joined the Irish Adventures team in 2016. He is a qualified kayak instructor level 2 and a Rock climbing Instructor.


Darragh Lenihen

Darragh joined the Irish Adventures team in 2018. He is a qualified kayak instructor level 2, Rock climbing Instructor.


David O Sullivan

David is from the town of Killorglin in Kerry. He is a qualified kayak instructor level 2.