Jan van Soest

About Me

When I arrived in Ireland I began my Irish outdoor career in earnest at the Cappanalea Outdoor and Training Centre where I taught canoeing and mountaineering as a voluntary instructor. Also at that time I was a member of Kerry Mountain Rescue. I have a particular passion for Irish agriculture, and currently teach organic horticulture. I have extensive knowledge of walks from the Dingle to Mizen peninsulas of Kerry and Cork. For me, a walk on the Wild Atlantic Way is all about the experience, and the same walk can be totally different according to the time of year and the weather! I like to share my experience as a photographer with other walkers in order to document your walk, put you in the landscape, and create lasting memories


Jan is originally from Holland, coming to live in Kenmare County Kerry in the 1980s. He is fluent in English, German, and Dutch. He is a certified nationwide and County Kerry tourist guide and a professional IPPA photographer.

LANGUAGESEnglish, German & Dutch

Jan’s Walks

Diamond hill seen from Kylemore-

Diamond Hill Connemara National park

Diamond Hill  in the Connemara National Park with views over the
4-5 hrs
Diamond Hill

Ventry to Slea head, Dingle

Ventry to Slea head walk from Paudi O Shea' pub,
4-5 hrs
Ventry, Dingle

Cliffs of Moher walk, Burren, Clare, Extended Tour

Cliffs of Moher walk, Doolin to Hags head along the Cliffs
4-5 hrs
2 – 3

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