Irish Byways' Masterful Tour Guide, Dave Hogan

Dave Hogan, Masterful Guide, Musician & Storyteller, Ecologist, Naturalist & Wildlife Biologist

...with long-standing interests in landscape history and the early history and mythology of Ireland.  He is a fluent Gaelic speaker. He has worked extensively as an academic ecologist, a naturalist & wildlife biologist, an environmental consultant, and in heritage & tourism consultancy. He has a wide experience in lecturing, from formal academics in Canada and Ireland, to informal interpretive lectures in the Irish landscape (which is now his only classroom). He is an excellent communicator and lecturer, specialising in using non-technical language and images to illuminate important landscape features.

He has wide experience of organizing and leading nature and heritage tours to all parts of Ireland, but mainly in the West.

Over the years he has worked with geologists, archaeologists and vegetation historians and this teamwork has given him an intimate understanding of the natural and cultural heritage that is the Irish landscape. He has specialized knowledge and experience in flora, vegetation, ornithology, mammalogy, and landscape structure. His interest in landscape has brought him into contact with the rich tapestry of social and cultural influences that have contributed to mouding the physical and biological landscape, place names, history, mythology and the Irish language.
His early interest in Irish music and song fits right into this cross-over and contributes to his passion.

He has recorded with the original traditional group Cluain and has contributed to the popular CD, “The Bright Road” Barbara Callan & Lynn Saoirse.  You may listen to this CD below.

LISTEN BELOW to Dave Hogan’s spoken tour recordings which were done in an outdoor setting so it catches all the ambience and noise, just as they occurred.

From the CD �On the bright road�
Barbara Callan and Lynn Saoirse

Guide Dave Hogan�s Spoken Tour Excerpts

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