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Eoin Cox


  Growing up in Cork, I spent seven years in Australia, moving to Connemara in 2007. Relocating from Australia I wanted to come to the West, but it was at a wedding in Spiddal in 2002 that the seed was sown for Connemara in particular. On that beautiful summer weekend the view across Galway Bay to the Burren and out to the Aran Islands was breath-taking. The cultural experience was equally engaging – Irish being spoken with enthusiasm and fluency, traditional music and dance by performers of all ages, and socialising in pubs that never seemed to close.

A scientist by qualification, with an established career, it took a global economic downturn for me to seek an alternative. Tourism or teaching felt like a fit, guiding in many ways combines both. My personality is outgoing, I like getting to know 
   
  people. Having always enjoyed the outdoors, I prefer a shared rather than solitary experience - as a father of four young children

I found Connemara to be a great place to share exploration of the 
  outdoors. I’m not much of a book reader, however in tackling my family tree some years ago I discovered genealogy and that I enjoy unlocking the puzzles of our past. I like trying new languages, having dabbled with Irish, French, German & Italian to date   … apologies in advance for my attempts to converse!

During my training as a Marine & Countryside guide I visited the length and breadth of Connemara gaining a much greater appreciation for this 
  unique, rugged part of Ireland.  I hope that through my efforts you too can experience some of its majesty.  
 
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