What Curtis and Hooper Offers You

What Curtis and Hooper Offers You

What Curtis and Hooper Offers You

  • A wide range of activities in the south west of Ireland, in counties Cork and Kerry. 
  • Guides who are local specialists and who will take you to the hidden gems.
  • Guides who are skilled and expert in their craft or activity.
  • Customised trips with the  activities you require with  guides, accommodation and transport organised. 
  • Choose how you wish to travel - self drive or chauffeur - and the local guide will meet you at an agreed point to start your adventure.
  • Choose your adventures and we will organise the trip to meet your needs or pick one of our packages. 
  • A dedicated office team in Blarney, Ireland to deal with any questions you may have during your stay.

Our Story

The company is run by Maire Ni Mhurchu and Bob Kenny  in the village of Blarney, Co Cork,  Ireland. Maire trained as a teacher of Food Science and Irish in Sligo but shortly after college she went to sea on an Irish Sail Training Vessel, Asgard 2, where she was catering officer and trainer for 4 years.  She sailed around much of Europe, the east coast of the USA and Canada in 1984 and Australia for its Bicentennial in 1988 and has great experience of dealing with boats of all sizes.
 
On her return to dry land, Maire worked with the Irish Tourist Board and then settled down to teaching in a County Cork school for many years. She took cookery students on tours of the English Market every year, and loves exploring the local foods. Her Curtis and Hooper grandparents have lived in Cork city for generations and she regularly visits her Murphy relatives in beautiful West Cork. She has a love of water sports, cookery and walking the quiet lanes of County Cork.    

Maire and Bob met on Clare Island in the West of Ireland.  Bob has degrees  in History and  Geography and taught both in Africa for 4 years. He has been a Tour Guide in Ireland and the UK for 25 years. His father was the local expert on the Hill of Tara and Boyne Valley in Meath and Bob has inherited his love of a good story. He knows what the international traveller needs in terms of comfort, experiences and local guides with expert knowledge. He delights in getting off the beaten track, getting close to nature and sharing his love of the country with visitors.

Our Story