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Chris Murphy

A Blue Badge Tourist Guide in Northern Ireland

from Walking in Ireland


ABOVE: Chris Murphy poses (with bird binoculars) at the Giant's Causeway.

Chris Murphy is a native of Liverpool, England. In the 1980s, he moved to Northern Ireland to serve as a conservation officer for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). After many years of working to protect birds, he realized that he could no longer observe birds without worrying about them, so he found a new line of work: introducing tourists to Northern Ireland.

Today, Chris is a Blue Badge Guide with the Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association. He spends much of his time guiding tourists who share his passions for birding and golf, but he's also an excellent walking guide and all-around travel guide. (When I met Chris in July, 2005, his next assignment was guiding a group of European Union ministers around Belfast and Northern Ireland.)

Chris is intelligent, erudite, witty, entertaining, and a genuinely nice fellow. (He also has a fully-insured minibus and a chauffeur's license, so he can take you and your family or friends to the Giant's Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Rathlin Island, and other walking destinations in Northern Ireland.)

Contact information:

Chris Murphy
Murphy's Travels
The Old Grainstore
The Square
Killough, County Down BT30 7QE
Tel. (028) 44 843141

Next article: Roaringwater Bay

Walking in Ireland - General Information:
Introduction Resources and Web links
Types of walking trips  

Walks in Northern Ireland:
Giant's Causeway Rathlin Island
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Guide: Chris Murphy

Walks in Southwest Ireland:
Roaringwater Bay Sheep's Head Way
Sherkin Island Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Heir Island Guides: SouthWestWalks Ireland
Cape Clear Island  

Related articles:
Molly Gallivan's Cottage and Traditional Farm
Bunratty Manor Hotel (Shannon Airport)

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