A self confessed hydrophobe, Joe is typically found on a golf course, at a concert or exploring some of the hundreds of castles that Ireland is home to. Golf is his big passion and he has played on lots of the top class courses that Ireland has to offer. His speciality is creating customized golf tours in Ireland and Scotland. His favourite golfers are Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson, and he was thrilled to be there to see Shane Lowry win the Open in Portrush in July 2019. Joe is already planning trips for guests hoping to visit Ireland for the Ryder Cup in 2026 – Adare Manor is one of his favourite hotels.
Joe has third-level honors qualifications in history, geography and international relations so is a fountain of knowledge of the Irish castles you’re going to encounter on your trip. Did you know that Ireland has over 30,000 castles? Joe’s top 3 are Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle and Bunratty Castle and Folk Centre.
As mentioned, he is not a fan of water, so he advises bringing a raincoat and umbrella on your trip to Ireland, but not to worry, the weather won’t dampen your enjoyment – Ireland is built for the rain (unlike Joe).