Started as hotel trainee-manager but at college studied construction; worked in Amsterdam as owner/manager/worker small construction/decoration company 18 years we renovated a lot of old canal-house fronts (and boats) I spent some time working with the Rosenstock-Huessy House in Haarlem NL which influenced me in later life I also played music in a traditional Irish band; Sin É and helped run events in clubs/cafés.
Returned to Ireland with my Dutch wife, Els, in 1998 to run tourist business. Owner/manager of B&B and self-accommodation apartment - all specialised in eco-friendly construction and management Passed the ISO14001 and won the E.U. Flower Award for eco-accommodation (1 of 125 in world) Passionate about pushing the boundaries in sustainability we adhere to ISO26000 and 5001.
Further to that I've passed with Merit 1 a BSc in Small Medium Enterprise at WIT and GreenBelt; LEAN/SIGMA-6 at CIT, Cork as well as Computerised Management Accounting. I've also certificates in Building Energy Ratings (BER-new-build), green-build, eco-unesco and green tourism operator and O.U. studies in Eco-sustainability.
Specialities: Considered a natural at conflict resolution and as facilitator. I'm a great communicator and I tend to get (and keep) enthusiastic about my projects
While I love working in tourism and would love to help run a small hotel or alternately work with people as coach/HR; eco-waste procedures are something I'm especially interested in, this would help me make savings in such an establishment.
I've spoken on eco-living at events in Newfoundland, Germany, Wales and Ireland I would describe myself as a musician & entertainer: a coach and a facilitator. I love to help people find the best in themselves. Currently studying QQI-8 Certificate in Business Development course at AIT hoping to get into HR.
Experience Medieval Archery
April 2015 -
Experience Medieval Archery.
January 2015 -
Currently open at Glenribbeen Lodge, Glenribbeen, LISMORE, Co Waterford, only, until further notice. However I'm looking for events, garden parties and fairs to entertain and coach all ages in medieval archery.
Experience Medieval Archery was launched within Waterford's Museum of Treasures in 2015. 2016: The hands-on-medieval archery coaching launched in the Museum of Medieval Treasures in Waterford is now in holding-mode awaiting the return of the long evenings but kept alive at Glenribbeen. Meanwhile I operate as a tour-guide in the Sunny South East. A hands-on active-display of archery artifacts and the use of longbows (warbows) will be demonstrated and various arrows from bone-head to flint to drop-forged to tempered armour-piercing warheads. After demonstration visitors will be offered the chance to pull a long bow and loose real arrows.And buy bows and accessories. 2017: The workshop will also continue to tour medieval (Heritage) days, folk-festivals, schools and corporate events that help senior staff bring focus and fun to their work. The whole workshop can be easily moved and set up in an open space where a medieval tent will add colour and protection with professional archery netting to provide safety.
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