As a Galway native, Ciara grew up on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland spending most of her summers as a child camping on Achill Island or having adventures along the Wild Atlantic Way. Ciara graduated from NUI Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce and went on to work and study receiving her MSc in Marketing Practice. With a background in marketing, sales, event management and public relations, Ciara went on to work in hotels for 5 years pursuing her career in the Irish tourism industry.
Combining her knowledge along with a love of walking and exploring what Galway and beyond has to offer, Ciara went on to join the dynamic Hillwalk Tours team as a Customer Experience Specialist. As well as collaborating with suppliers in rural communities, she deals primarily with helping customers plan their hiking tours all over Ireland, the UK and Spain. She enjoys creating and managing these tours from initial enquiry up until receiving feedback after the tour. The best part of her role is advising on the best places to visit and supporting customers who want to tick these incredible experiences off their bucket lists; now she just needs to tick some of these off her own!
Outside of work, Ciara loves walking her dog (or anything to do with her dog for that matter!), taking photos, reading, road trips, listening to podcasts and seeing her favourite band Pearl Jam live all over Europe in beautiful cities like Prague and Berlin. Otherwise, you’ll find Ciara visiting her favourite city Edinburgh or at a comedy gig having a cheeky Guinness in good company.