Ann O’ Grady Hillwalk Tours

Ann grew up in a small village in Co. Clare, on a picturesque farm surrounded by mountains and nature. With the world-renowned Burren region on her doorstep, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beautiful surroundings she has come to know and love so well. Ann attended Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology where she studied Tourism Management and first came to work in Hillwalk Tours in 2013, for her university second year placement. She has since become a valuable member of the team.

As Region Specialist for Ireland, Ann deals with all Ireland related questions/queries from suppliers, walkers and co-workers. With her in-depth knowledge of all things Ireland, Ann loves helping our walkers to organise their dream tour. Coming from a rural background, one of Ann’s favourite aspects of the work is creating new opportunities for B&Bs in remote parts of Ireland. She is passionate about sustainability and the protection of her rural roots.

In her spare time, Ann loves to travel. Last summer, she travelled to over 7 countries in Europe and is looking forward to exploring more of what Europe has to offer. She also enjoys yoga and helping out (occasionally 😊) on her family farm! Her dream holiday is to safari in Botswana and feed the giraffes 🦒.

The Hillwalk Tour she'd pick Camino Frances
The tour grading she'd pick Moderate
The item she'd take on a hiking tour Sunglasses! 😎