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.)
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