Derek Spillane

Derek is a qualified Failte Ireland Tour Guide and holds BA (Hons.) Degree in History and Heritage Studies. He began giving guided tours of Galway City back in 2012 and can trace his Galwegian roots back to 1776. Throughout his life, he has travelled extensively around the world and realised even then, the value of a good honest guide to bring a place alive. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Derek realised all that is special and unique about the history and culture of Galway, City of the Tribes. His background in Heritage Studies has allowed him to create unique experiences for the visitor to Ireland, tours that truly engage and inspire! For full details of the all-day tours offered please visit

Why not come explore Galway City by torchlight with the Nightwatchman as he does his nightly rounds. Discover what life was really like behind the walls of the medieval city. Expect gruesome tales on this living history tour. The Night Watchman – Wild About Ireland

 Self Guided Tours

Self-Guided Tours – Wild About Ireland