Gavin is a M.Phil History graduate of Trinity College Dublin and Education graduate of NUI Galway. For 7 years he worked with the award-winning Historical Walking Tours of Dublin as a tour guide, often leading US college groups. He has been working part-time with Sports Travel Academy since 2013 and quite enjoys leading groups in Europe and especially in his native Ireland. Gavin has also worked as a history teacher and a college tutor to US college summer abroad programs in Irish history, language and literature. Having been brought up playing Ireland's indigenous sports, hurling and Gaelic Football (and dabbled in a bit of soccer), he is now an avid distance runner, with a PR of 2:30 and with many marathons under his belt. He is still a big admirer of Ireland’s rich sporting heritage, especially the GAA. He loves sharing his home city of Dublin and country with US students and faculty.
Gavin currently lives in Dublin but did live for several years in Durham, North Carolina after relocating for his wife's medical career at Duke University Hospital. Whilst living in the USA he volunteered as a GED tutor at a local literacy centre and at Durham's History Museum. He also spent time researching Irish immigration and settlement to the American South in the 19th century as well as continued working with us part time with our European groups.
He is a wonderful member of our team and brings a true Irish authenticity and a wealth of knowledge to our groups in Ireland and around Europe.