About Us!

Learn a little more about Overland Ireland

Founded in 2014, Overland Ireland was the brainchild of avid adventurers Clodagh and Reinier.

 

After overlanding, touring and guiding ourselves across the world, we believed we had all the ingredients to offer a magical product to tourists visiting the Emerald Isle.

 

Our love for the great outdoors, Irish culture, history, music, and the craic inspired us to share every part of the Island. We’ve gone off-the-beaten-track and found some incredible hidden and not-so-hidden gems. We want to share this incredible country with the rest of the world and our range of small group tours in Ireland has been crafted with a lot of care and attention.

 

Every year, we continue to welcome hundreds of new friends from all corners of the world, and we help them discover and explore Ireland in ways they never could on their own, whether it’s part of our Ultimate Ireland Tour, our South & West Skellig Michael Experience, or one of our tailor-made Ireland tours, we take great pride and pleasure in showing off the best parts of Ireland!

 

Team Overland believes that big things come in small packages. Our small group tours concentrate on offering big experiences to all our guests. We know individual attention and care is key to making every customer’s holiday unique, exciting and unforgettable.

 

If you have any questions about our tours, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are
always happy to talk to people interested in visiting Ireland!

Meet the Team!

Clodagh | Team Overland Ireland | Adventure tours along the Wild Atlantic Way
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Background: Clodagh is a tour guide and trip planner of Overland Ireland. Her forté is event planning. She creates magical trips for our customers and is always on call during your trip.
Job: Tour Guide and Trip Planner

Likes: Climbing, Surfing and cooking for friends.
Dislikes: Wet wetsuits, bananas and snakes – “Thank God St Patrick drove them out of Ireland!”
Favourite Place in Ireland: Dingle – “Great food, people and spectacular scenery.”

Languages: Irish, English, French, German
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Ailbhe | Team Overland Ireland | Adventure tours along the Wild Atlantic Way
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Background: Ailbhe is one of our most loved tour guides. She is a native Irish speaker and has a weakness for adventure. Her passion is anything from cliff-jumping to off-road mountain biking.
Job: Tours Ireland Tour Guide
Likes: Cycling, Hiking and Windsurfing
Dislikes: Traffic
Favourite Place in Ireland: The Aran Islands – “Breathtaking views at Dún Aengus, traditional Irish Music and friendly locals.”
Languages: Irish, English, French, German
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Ailbhe | Team Overland Ireland | Adventure tours along the Wild Atlantic Way
Overland Ireland Tour Guide Marie
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Background: Marie has worked in many aspects of the tourism industry for almost a decade. She spends the Winter in ski resorts and the Summer in Ireland.
Job: Overland Ireland Tour Guide
Likes: Cycling, hiking, snowboarding.
Dislikes: The lack of ski resorts in Ireland. The combination of wind and rain – it has to be one or the other.
Favourite Place in Ireland: Aran Islands – “Absolutely everything about the place.”
Languages: English, Irish, Basic French and Japanese.
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Lisa | Team Overland Ireland | Adventure tours along the Wild Atlantic Way
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Background: Lisa spent many, many years travelling the world on a quest to become a travel agent. She teaches during the Winter period and is an Overland Ireland Tour Guide each Summer.
Job: Overland Tours Ireland Tour Guide
Likes: Outdoors, exploring, culture, meeting new people and eating!
Dislikes: Mayonnaise and slugs!
Favourite Place in Ireland: Cork – “Sure, there’s no place like home!” Also, kayaking with Fungie the dolphin in Dingle Bay.
Languages: English with some Irish, French and Thai
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Lisa | Team Overland Ireland | Adventure tours along the Wild Atlantic Way
Overland Ireland Finbar
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Background: Finn’s background is in Outdoor Education and Adventure Sports. He is a native Irish language (Gaeilge) speaker from an Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking area). He’s very passionate about all things culture, heritage and sports.
Job: Tour Guide and Outdoor Pursuits Instructor
Likes: Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Coasteering, Rock Climbing, Surfing, Golf and cooking for friends.
Dislikes: Arrogant, impolite people! Strong tea and cheap coffee!!
Favourite Place in Ireland: Donegal – “Any surprise?? It’s The Coolest place on the Planet according to National Geographic Magazine. Great food, people and spectacular scenery. Up here it’s different!”
Languages: Irish, English, French, trying to learn Spanish and Mandarin is also on his to do list (Long list)
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Reinier | Team Overland Ireland | Adventure tours along the Wild Atlantic Way
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Background: Reinier is the head tour guide of Overland Ireland. He was a tour guide for many years in Africa, owns a kitesufing company and loves everything to do with the ocean.
Job: Tours Ireland Head Tour Guide
Likes: Watersports, traveling, artisan food and good wine.
Dislikes: Rain and football.
Favourite Place in Ireland: Westport – “Amazing waves, great beer and lots of craic.”
Languages: English, French, German, Dutch
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Reinier | Team Overland Ireland | Adventure tours along the Wild Atlantic Way