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
The managing director of Abarta Heritage, Neil is an experienced archaeologist who has excavated sites all over Ireland.

Neil is a Member of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and a former board member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland. He lectures in Public & Community Archaeology at UCD School of Archaeology, and hosts the popular Irish history 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’ (The Collins Press, 2016) and ‘Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way’ (The Collins Press, 2018).

Róisín Burke
Róisín BurkeDirector
Róisín has extensive experience both in archaeology and the field of heritage tourism. She specialises in designing and delivering bespoke training programmes, tour guide training and mentoring services to local community groups – assisting them to tell the story of their special places.

Róisín also project manages the flagship ‘Adopt a Monument Scheme’ for Abarta Heritage on behalf of the Heritage Council.

Dr Conor Ryan
Dr Conor RyanResearch & Mapping
Conor joined the team at Abarta Heritage in 2015 having previously developed excellent research, site audit and community engagement skills in the area of Community and Rural Development.

Conor has a PhD in Geography, extensive experience researching stories for our audio guides and in designing and animating heritage trails. He also specialises in creating user-friendly maps and digital guides which provide excellent practical help for those seeking out Ireland’s hidden gems.

Geni Murphy, MA
Geni Murphy, MAContent & Interpretative Designer
Geni has extensive copywriting and graphic design experience and has produced some wonderful interpretative content since she started working with Abarta in 2017.

Geni holds an MA in Arts & Heritage Management from WIT and a Degree in Design for Interactive Media from IADT Dun Laoghaire. She has previously worked in communications roles with the Heritage Council, the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and a number of media organisations.

Peig the Dog
Peig the DogBarkaeologist
Peig is the Chief Barkaeologist at Abarta Heritage and has a speciality in bone analysis. She has extensive experience in digging, treats, scritching and snugs.

As well as her work in barkaeology, Peig is also a registered Irish Therapy Dog. She visits a primary school outside our hometown of Clonmel each week to assist children with special needs with the learning process.

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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