Abarta Heritage Authentic Irish Stories by the Experts

We are Abarta Heritage, an award winning Irish company based in Clonmel, County Tipperary, and we are passionate about helping to tell authentic and engaging Irish stories.  We have a large number of audio guides to download, full of facts and the tragedy, romance, intrigue and drama of Irish history and mythology.  As a company we endeavour to provide world class interpretation and visitor service solutions to communities, cultural sites and institutions.  Some of our core services and products are digital audio guides and heritage interpretation that makes the story of heritage sites, towns and places informative, accessible and fun.  Since we launched our company in June 2012, we have become Ireland’s leading provider of audio guides and we have worked with county councils, development companies, community groups, state bodies and the private sector.  As well as providing digital audio content and hardware, we are also experienced and qualified trainers who help community groups and organisations to promote and interpret their localities with our bespoke tour guide training and heritage interpretation courses.


The Team Behind Abarta Heritage

Neil Jackman
Neil JackmanDirector
Neil is the managing director of Abarta Heritage. Neil is an experienced licensed archaeologist who has excavated sites all over Ireland, including the recent investigation of a passage tomb at the Hellfire Club in the Dublin Mountains. Neil is a Member of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, and a former Board Member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland. Neil lectures in Public and Community Archaeology at UCD School of Archaeology, and hosts the new podcast; ‘Amplify Archaeology’.
Neil has written a number of publications and articles on Irish archaeology and heritage, including acclaimed guidebooks to Ireland’s Ancient East (Collins Press 2016) and the Wild Atlantic Way (Collins Press 2018).
Róisín Burke
Róisín BurkeDirector
Róisín also has extensive experience in archaeology and the field of heritage tourism. Róisín has worked on a variety of projects for the company, including designing and delivering bespoke training programmes, providing mentoring services to local community groups, and helping to identify themes that help to create new tourism experiences. Róisín also project manages the Adopt a Monument scheme for Abarta Heritage on behalf of the Heritage Council. Róisín specialises in working with community groups all around Ireland, helping them to tell their story through our bespoke tour guide training and heritage training courses.
Dr. Conor Ryan
Dr. Conor RyanResearch and Mapping
Conor has been part of the team at Abarta Heritage for over three years, and he has more than twelve year’s experience in rural development. His skills include research, site audits and community engagement. Conor has extensive experience researching stories for our audio guides, and is a specialist in designing and animating heritage trails. Conor also specialises in creating user-friendly maps and digital guides, that provides great practical help for anyone seeking out Ireland’s hidden gems.
Geni Murphy
Geni MurphyGraphic Design and Copywriting
Geni started working with Abarta in 2017 and has brought many skills to the company due to her extensive experience working as a copywriter and project managing Heritage Council projects. Geni gained a Masters Degree in Arts and Heritage Management and prior to working for Abarta, Geni worked with the Heritage Council and a number of media organisations. Geni also has extensive graphic design experience and has produced wonderful interpretive content while she has been working in the company.
Peig the Dog
Peig the DogBarkaeologist
Peig is the Chief Barkaeologist at Abarta Heritage, with a speciality in bone analysis. Peig has extensive experience in digging, treats, scritching and snugs. As well as her work in barkaeology, Peig is a registered Irish Therapy Dog. She goes into a primary school outside our hometown of Clonmel each week to help children learn to read.

We Genuinely Care About Irish Heritage and we Pride Ourselves on Creativity, Intuition, Passion & Delivery.

Our audio guides are designed to be both informative and entertaining, and will put you centre stage in the action, whether you are experiencing life in medieval Ireland, or discovering the mystical and magical Boyne Valley, with Abarta Heritage you are guaranteed authentic stories and immersive atmospheres.

We Are Creative Storytellers

We love to find the story within the history!  We don’t believe in just reeling off facts, figures and dates, we love to delve deep into the story to discover the motivations, intrigue, drama and romance behind the events and places that shaped Irish society.

Interpretation Services

We Empower Communities

Our tour guide training courses help to empower communities and companies to discover how to tell their remarkable stories.  With our training participants can develop tours and stories that suit their own individual styles and itineraries.

Tour Guide Training

We Love Ireland!

We are passionate about helping people to discover the wonderful stories of Ireland.  Our award winning archaeology and research projects help to uncover Ireland’s hidden gems, and our guidebooks and blog will help you to explore the very best that Ireland has to offer.

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