About Me
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I'M AN AWARD-WINNING TRAVEL WRITER & BROADCASTER

 

I've been writing about travel for over 20 years. I've written dozens of guidebooks for Lonely Planet and contributed oodles of travel pieces to a host of newspapers and magazines, including the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Daily Mail, Lonely Planet Magazine, Cara, the Independent and the Daily Telegraph. I've been a travel editor at Fodor's and the Irish Times.

I've been a radio presenter and broadcaster since 2003, when I started a travel slot on George Hook's Right Hook drive-time show on Newstalk 106-108 FM in Dublin. 

From 2006 to 2014 I presented Culture Shock - Newstalk's arts & culture programme - before moving to RTE Radio 1, where I presented Inside Culture. I'm also the travel expert on the station's flagship mid-morning programme, Today With Sean O'Rourke.  

And, just to round out the week, I'm also the co-host of Golf Weekly, one of the best-known golf podcasts around. 

Since relocating to the UK, I have worked closely with both regional and national tourist organisations in consultative and advisory roles, including Visit Plymouth, Cumbria Tourism and Visit England.