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  • 67 References 61 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning English
  • 71, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Ambassador
  • High School
  • From Donegal, Ireland
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About Me

I've met some wonderful people here on CouchSurfing in the earlier years but for the past two years people are just not the same and I'm calling it quits unless your one of those rare individual's.
I've always tried to do my best but sometimes you cannot please everyone.

I'm an Irishman who came to USA when I was 19
same year/month as The Beatles
I'm a workaholic, enjoy what I do.
I plan to retire very soon and return to Donegal, Ireland
You'd be welcome to visit me there.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To help others especially students to find seasonable accommodation but I ask that you place your request at least two weeks in advance before your arrival and that you meet my standards. Stay a minimum of three days
You must have at least six up close photographs of yourself that are easily visibleI ask that you have your address, phone etc verified
I don't host people from Chicago
If there's more than one person in your group then I want to see a few pic's of him/her too. My preference is male surfers!
Tell how your mode of travel to Chicago and the times of arrival and departure and if it's by Air, Train or Bus.
I'm early to bed and early to rise and if your arriving/departing when I'm asleep I'm not up to hosting you!

So, Get Verified!
I prefer someone that will be visiting Chicago for the first time.
Ask that you have at least six photographs in your profile
and stay a minimum of three days
Bring me some dark chocolate from your home country
Thank You

If there's more than one person in the group I need to see both photograph's otherwise PLEASE Don't ask!
Need you to have at least six photographs of yourself in your profile.
Minimum stay is three days


Have always loved to show Chicago to first time visitors
To treat them with kindness and ask the same from them.

I'm early to bed and early to rise individual and I ask that you be home by 10pm unless that I'm out with you,
No Exceptions!!!
As I'm up every morning by 5am some days earlier as I go to the gym before going to work.
No Pet's allowed, No Cooking here and No Smoking either

Music, Movies, and Books

Classical and Irish

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've done many things to raise money-
Hiking the Pilgrims Train to Santiago de Compstella in Spain
200 miles. Done it in 1998 and again in 1999 and raised $38,000.
Hiked The Grand Canyon in 2010 raising $23,000-

Done 7.5 marathons for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago R.I.C. between the years 2011 and 2015 while raising $105,000:00 for kids and adults with physical disability and doing it was The Best Thing You Could Ever Do because your helping those less fortunate.

Done 16 marathons between 2001 and 2015 with 3 years off in between due to a bicycle injury in 2002 in Ireland.
I've raised $250,000:00 all for Charitable groups in doing them

Countries I’ve Visited


Old School Badges

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