20 April 2012

Expanding To Galway - Step 8

Easter has been and gone - a little quieter with bookings than last year unfortunately. I spent most of Easter working in Kerry on things like our Killarney Lakes Kayaking and Carrauntoohil Guided Climbs. Driving to and from work through the Gap of Dunloe each day was a great way to wake up! I also used this period to spend time with one of our new Kerry instructor's - Jason McGloin, going through some in-house training. Welcome to the Outdoors Ireland team Jason!
Expanding To Galway - Step 8
After a few days off on the stunning Sheep's Head in West Cork, I'm back into the Galway office for the next two weeks and this is really the last chance to finalise behind the scenes work before summer season kicks off; things like insurance renewal, safety statement updates, website changes and seo work.

We managed to get our Kerry flyers out in time for Easter, to accommodation and activity providers - thanks to Ruth! Our Galway flyers keep being put on the back-burner due to other more pressing jobs, however I am going through a draft for them after this blog post today.

I finally met with the Galway Harbour Master, who was a great guy, really friendly and helpful, and we have full permission to sea kayak through Galway Harbour, Docks & City. We even have permission to paddle into the actual marina itself, once the marina flood-gates are open, which only happens for a couple of hours each day, due to varying water levels.
Expanding To Galway - Step 8
The Galway City Sea Kayaking is a fabulous trip, that I'm really excited about - it's so different from our other kayak trips in a real gritty, industrial working docks kind of way.

The Kinvara Bay Sea Kayaking, down to Kinvara Village and Dunguaire Castle and out to the seals is another beautiful trip that I've got to run a few times now - similar to our trips on the Lakes of Killarney in terms of the amazing setting, views and wildlife.
Expanding To Galway - Step 8
We are spread a little thin at the moment covering two bases and waiting for a second fleet of kayaks and rock climbing gear to arrive, but we seem to be just about managing.

On a really positive note there is an increase in interest and bookings from companies looking for a team building afternoon or team building program. Fota House & Gardens, Killarney National Park and Ventry Beach - Dingle are locations we have been running team training from recently...
Expanding To Galway - Step 8
Here's hoping for a super productive couple of weeks...

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