Northwest Sherpa Tours

Northwest Sherpa Tours


About Your Private Driver Guide & Vehicle

"Let me guide you along Ireland's less traveled trails."

Hi. My name is Martin. I am an experienced tour guide living and working in the beautiful northwest of Ireland. I have spent many years working as a nationwide tour guide showing people around the island. I have a love of history, the great outdoors and traditional Irish music and dance. 

A professional tour guide since 2015 and an avid global traveler since I was a teen, I have a lifetime in tour planning experience. While working as a tour guide for Ireland’s favorited private tour operator for over 6 years,  I have learned what it takes to offer a truly luxurious private chauffeur tour which is tailor-made for individual guests, taking them off the beaten path for a unique and authentically Irish experience.

A native of County Mayo, but now living with my wife and two kids in the breathtaking County Donegal, I am passionate about showing the scenic highlights of the north and west of Ireland to visitors. I offer both minivan tours around the northern half of Ireland and catering for up to 7 people, plus hillwalking tours in County Donegal - Ireland's best kept secret when it comes to outdoor adventure activities.  

I love to travel and learn about different cultures. Over the years, I have lived in; Krakow, Poland, Lake George, NY USA, Xiamen, China, and Nan Province, Thailand, along with travelling extensively in Canada, Mexico, all around Europe and South East Asia. I consider myself a lifelong learner and have a degree in both Fine Art and Psychotherapy. Aside from this, I enjoy kayaking, cycling, gardening and wild camping in Ireland's most stunning locations. I am also involved in native woodland regeneration and a rewilding project in County Donegal.

I am a member of ITGA (Independent Tour Guides Association) and I am passionate about maintaining the heritage and culture of my homeland. I love nothing more than showcasing the many hidden treasures our little green island has to offer. Please feel free to get in touch if you are considering a tour in the north and/or west of Ireland. I'd be happy to make your Irish dream holiday a reality.   

Your Vehicle - Travel in Safety, Style & Comfort

The Ford Tourneo, with it's reclining leather seats, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, ample luggage space and bottled water provided, is a perfect choice for taking in the stunning scenery of Ireland. With a well proportioned and adaptable interior, the Tourneo provides freedom of mobility and caters perfectly for up to 7 passengers.

​Seating arrangements can be adjusted to suit the requirements of the passengers or to make additional space for luggage when less than 6 passengers are traveling.

Choosing a Northwest Sherpa Tour means choosing a CO2 positive experience. 

"By fueling your vehicle with hydrotreated vegetable oil which is up to 90% renewable, planting a native Irish tree at our 30 acre Sherpa Reforestation Project for each day's tour, and using ecological cleaning products where possible, your tour can be not just a memorable one, but a carbon positive experience too."