About Us

The IAAT is an independent representative association for the adventure tourism sector on the island of Ireland.  This sector is one of the fastest growing and most exciting within Irish tourism and the IAAT aims to work with adventure tourism operators to develop the sector in a sustainable and responsible manner.

History

On the 11th January 2017, eleven Irish adventure tourism based companies met in Doolin with the purpose of establishing a representative professional association for the adventure tourism sector in Ireland. The decision was made to form an association and great progress was made in the following areas in laying the foundations:

  • Executive Board of Association
  • Aims and Goals
  • Membership Criteria
  • Plan of action to establish the organisation
  • Membership Benefits

 

Board of Directors

  • Mike Jones – Chief Executive  mike.jones@iaat.ie
  • Rob Rankin, Vagabond Tours – Chairman
  • Maurice Whelan, Ireland Hike Bike – Treasurer
  • Terry Lambert, Hilltop Treks – Secretary
  • Colin Wolfe, Connemara Wild Escapes
  • Keith McDonnell, Extreme Ireland
  • Holly Hunt, Wilderness Ireland
  • Shane Young, Killary Tours/Adventure Centre
  • Jim Kennedy, Atlantic Sea Kayaking