John Paul is a local guide and historian.

” My areas of special interest with regard to Sligo are the history and prehistory of the region, the local myths and legends, William Butler Yeats and the geology of the area.”

John is a qualified walking group leader with Mountaineering Ireland. He has worked as volunteer lifeboat crew with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution since 1998.

An avid walker and trekker, if John cannot be found atop Sligo’s iconic Benbulben Mountain, he’s quite likely to be found tramping the dusty roads on one of the many pilgrim routes leading to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain!

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