Michael Byrne

 

My forebears roamed the Wicklow Hills for hundreds of years as the wild O'Byrne clan, leading large military campaigns through the magnificent Glenmalure and Glendalough Valleys, keeping invaders at bay. Nowadays we O'Byrnes actively encourage visitors to this beautiful part of Ireland, and it is my pleasure to be able to guide people from all corners of the world through my ancestral homeland.   

I have been interested in the hills for many years, and have a passion for local history, flora and fauna, and off the beaten track walking trails. After many years working in an office environment I decided to put my skills to good use, and joined the Walkabout Wicklow team.   

Having lived in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains all of my life - the starting point of the famous 'Wicklow Way' walking route - there is not much that goes on in these hills that I don't know about, and I love nothing more than sharing this knowledge with the visitors we bring into the hills.

It has been said that I'm blessed with the famous Irish 'gift of the gab', so I don't need any encouragement to share my knowledge with fellow hillwalkers!!

I look forward to meeting you all on the hills, and sharing the beauty of the world famous 'Garden Of Ireland'!


 

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