Ann Curran

Ann Curran was born and raised in Dingle, County Kerry, and grew up surrounded by traditional Gaelic culture. She has worked in real estate, banking, and guesthouse management before settling on her favorite career to date—leading trips—and has enjoyed guiding hiking and cultural journeys throughout Ireland since 1997. Widely travelled throughout the continents, she is an extremely warm-hearted, joyful person with an infectious enthusiasm for all things Irish. Ann also invests a great deal of her time in voluntary organizations, most notably with environmental and social programs for kids and seniors.

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Client Testimonials

A strong and wise woman, a compassionate companion, a great storyteller and woman with a grand sense of humor. What a treasure.
— Roy G., Sunriver, OR
Spirit of Ireland
Ann was fabulous with respect to every aspect of the experience. She has a deep knowledge of the Irish history, culture, and landscape, and was great fun and a terrific leader.
— Karen S., Dallas, TX
Spirit of Ireland
Ann was a wonderful co-leader, with a calm demeanor, a happy heart, and the tact needed to make even the sorriest stragglers feel as if they were really Edmund Hillary just having a bad day.
— Alison T., New York, NY
Spirit of Ireland
Ann was a fantastic tour guide and was such a kind and fun loving spirit. Her lighthearted jokes were much appreciated and she was always fun to be around.
— Sharon R., Ellicott City, MD
Spirit of Ireland
Ann is just wonderful. Cheerful, knowledgeable, intensely focused on making our experience great.
— Andy W., Oakland, CA
Ireland: The Wild Atlantic Way
With enormous confidence, kindness, and quiet strength, Ann Curran weaves a magical experience of her beloved home.
— Jane S., Santa Fe, NM
Spirit of Ireland
Ann was a perfect complement to Con, balancing his enthusiasm with a bit of grace, gentleness, and humor. I felt truly befriended and taken care of by her.
— Sara W., Longmont, CO
Spirit of Ireland
Ann Curran was a delight—always there for any questions or assistance and a gracious person to travel with.
— Sally R., Dillsburg, PA
Spirit of Ireland
Ann is delightful and especially full of passion for her home territory of Dingle. She adds tremendous spirit and grounding.
— Amy K., St. Louis, MO
Spirit of Ireland
I can't say enough about Ann. Her kindness, sense of humor, knowledge, personal attention to everyone. She's great.
— Ivy W., Essex, CT
Spirit of Ireland
Ann is the yang to Con's loving, teasing, encouraging, and easy going. She lifted us up when we were tired, gave a wink and a smile after one of her many wry remarks, and kept the whole trip humming along with nary a hitch.
— Kathy L., Burlington, CT
Spirit of Ireland
Ann was a pure delight, so warm and gracious, not to mention hilariously funny. We had many great conversations hiking and over dinner and I always appreciated her balanced view of her beloved country.
— Holly R., Conshohocken, PA
Spirit of Ireland
Ann is warm, intelligent, calm, malleable, kind, well read, and well spoken. We enjoyed her and her insight thoroughly.
— Emily S., San Mateo, CA
Spirit of Ireland
Ann was outstanding—super personal, open, flexible, dedicated, and knowledgeable.
— Maritza C., Bethesda, MD
Spirit of Ireland
Ann is sweet, delightful, knowledgeable, and passionate. She seemed to have boundless energy, and handled everyone's individual needs and requests with enthusiasm. She was particularly warm and welcoming when we visited her hometown of Dingle, where we met many of her friends.
— Jeanne T., Saint Louis, MO
Spirit of Ireland
Ann was fun, super-efficient, and a real joy to be with, especially with her intimate knowledge of the people and region.
— Gary B., Hanover, NH
Spirit of Ireland
Ann is wonderful! Hard working, extremely competent and dedicated, and great fun to travel with.
— Nancy F., New York, NY
Spirit of Ireland
Ann was a delightful addition, always cheerful and willing to help in any way. It was wonderful hearing her stories of growing up in Dingle.
— Midge M., Alameda, CA
Spirit of Ireland
Ann was attentive, charming, and kowledgable and worked extra hard to make sure our trip was perfect in all ways.
— Nancy F., Skokie, IL
Spirit of Ireland
We couldn’t have had a better experience with Ann’s ability and knowledge.
— B. M., Rising Sun MD
Ann was a delightful person. A very caring and knowledgeable person who interacted well with our group. Her love of the Irish land and people was always obvious.
— Toby and Martin K., Rockville C
I cannot praise this young woman enough. She continually went out of her way to make sure each of us was taken care of to the fullest extent. She’s a remarkably selfless being. WT is very fortunate to have her.
— Gayle F., Emerald Isle Adventure
Ann is an excellent leader in all ways. Very accommodating to the special needs of clients.
— Joel W., Emerald Isle Adventure
Ann was always professional, friendly, capable. I believe she knows half the Irish population and appears to be well loved by all. A great guide!
— Pat F., Emerald Isle Adventure
Ann is a delightful person and very passionate about her job and about Ireland. She was able to accommodate everyone's requests.
— Julia K., Bend OD
Emerald Isle
Ann was a great guide. We learned so much about Ireland and we're eager to return.
— Marsha and Mike H.
Lafayette CA, Emerald Isle
Ann helped give the trip many personal touches that made a huge difference.
— Alison H., Brewster NY
Emerald Isle
Ann is a friendly, knowledgeable leader with great skills. She is easy going and a joy to be with.
— Martha S., Jacksonville FL
Emerald Isle