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  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 60, Male
  • Member since 2008
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About Me


If you are new to couchsurfing, please read this first: http://about.couchsurfing.com/resource-center/

I live in an old traditional Irish cottage in CLARA.

You will need to like dogs to stay here. My dog "Paddy" will be very persistent in wanting you to be his friend :)

After forty years of mostly nomadic life I am now happy to let the World come to me. I will be interested in your country, what is happening there and your thoughts about it. I have also traveled in Ireland and can give you help to plan your trip here.

I follow the path of Serendipity...

The first time I came to Ireland, about 35 years ago, I came by sheer chance. Hitch-hiking on the highway leading north out of London, I was hoping for a ride to Scotland, but a truck stopped that was going to Ireland, so I went to Ireland instead and was inspired by what I saw and what happened to me on that trip. Then, about eight years ago I was looking online for a job and saw a link to a job in Ireland, so I called to Ireland and have been here ever since.

Journey planner for all public transport in Ireland...


If you like to hire a car, I can help you do that.

Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/Nomisnomisnomis

Also on HelpX... http://www.helpx.net/host.asp?hostid=15228

** My Whatsapp does not work any longer as I don't have a smartphone.**

The cottage on Streetview:


Why I'm on Couchsurfing

I am a Couchsurfing Ambassador and am always happy to share my experiences of hosting over 300 travelers from forty countries and am still enthusiastic for more...

I know many CS hosts around Ireland and Europe and I can connect you with them.


Most of my experience comes from the days before couchsurfing even existed. Meeting travelers on buses, trains and planes and being invited into their homes around the World. Since joining couchsurfing I have discovered another way to meet the travelers of the road. Now after more than 300 pleasant experiences, I have also met some special people that have become close friends.


I have traveled to many countries and love to share stories and hear some of yours too...

Music, culture, current events.

There are over 250 Musical Festivals in Ireland this Summer, Most of them are here...


Some video of my past life and times on the road...


More pictures here...


Music, Movies & Books

This was the movie that inspired me the most in my life...


I also liked the 1960's TV show 'The Lone Ranger' but I was only nine years old at the time... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wZOyjHDIZ0

One Amazing Thing I've Done

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) During The 90's I was the Creator, Organizer and Driver of the 'Midnight Express' Cannabis Smokers bus from London to Amsterdam. I have a few stories from those times :)



I was at the office of a truck company looking for a job just at the moment one of Metallica's truck drivers fell off the truck and broke his leg. I suddenly found myself part of Metallica's 2004 tour of Europe, an experience I will not soon forget.


Teach, Learn, Share

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) "A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from" -Lin Yutang

“If life is a book, then read it while you can. Don’t save up any pages for later, because there might not be one.” -Pete McCarthy

What I Can Share With Hosts

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) If you go to Dublin before or after visiting me in Clara, be sure to visit Seomra Spraoi...


here is a useful article...


Useful weblinks...

Europe AuPairs http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=5058 Caregiving http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=8039 House sitters club http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=840 House-sitting http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=8572 Traveller Housekeepers http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=3153 Home Swap http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=5552 HomeExchange http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=10338 Family hosting long term language & culture exchanges http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=5724 Travel and Teach/learn language worldwide http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=1744 Global language swap accommodation http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=3661 WWOOF http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=622 Farm stays around the world http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=12532 HelpExchange http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=626 hospitality exchange http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=425 Free Camping http://www.couchsurfing.com/group.html?gid=2306 Public transport in Ireland http://journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie/nta/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en

Countries I've Visited

Afghanistan, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, State of, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Western Sahara

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, United States

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