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About me – Jack Ward

Enjoy the glory of the story around Ireland

The sacred isle of Ireland has an infinite amount of stories and lore. Indeed, Ireland’s greatest natural resource is just that – what comes out of our mouths. Over the course of the last 30 years, I’ve either read or heard many of them from the locals direct.
 
In those years, be it producing a radio series or creating audio tours, I’ve been a good listener. However, I now wish to bring that compendium of knowledge and indeed wisdom to you direct.
 
I seek to bring all of these stories to life in what I call a sound and vision extravaganza – when you take a tour with me, you are immersed in a mix of my direct narration, stories from the archive and of course the best Irish music going.
 
For years, I’ve matched tales with the landscape and have finally twigged that the best way of really doing this beautiful island’s past is to get out there and showcase it myself with a ready smile and a sense of adventure. Join me in 2024?

 

Highly Qualified Team

We have the skillset in both digital media and heritage faculties and have used them to produce an array of projects that both educate and entertain in line with our creed of storytelling that is informal, yet informed.

Personalised Travel Experiences

Ever locality has a different take and twist on life which we incorporate in searching out those hidden gems and forgotten stories.  Every half acre in Ireland has them and we will ensure they are found – it is our speciality!

Social Responsibility

We seek to preserve, protect and promote the voices and heritage of Ireland. As part of our Digital Landscape Gardening project, we are building an oral network and a digital archive to empower local communities. 

Our Services

Heritage

Heritage

Are you in need of a qualified heritage supervisor for your Heritage Council funded project? Do you wish to create a digital archive? We have a range of heritage services that can help get your heritage project off the ground. Visit our dedicated webpage and call us for a free consultation. 

Oral History

Oral History

Are you keen to gather, preserve and interpret the voices and memories of people, communities and participants in past events? With a solid track record in the dedicated field of oral history, we can produce a project that successfully captures the heritage of your area or family.

Audio Guides

Audio Guides

Not just audio guides, but a serious reboot on what a guide can do. We offer the most innovative and user-friendly guides possible. With audio, music, text and GPS coordinates offered in our Spotify playlists, we can (legally) offer the listener not just a guide, but a veritable soundscape.

Content Creation

Content Creation

Writing good copy involves a lot more than stringing a sentence together. There’s a knack to it that requires a clinical, almost brutal honesty and a series of hacks and formulas that need to be prepared. We’ll go through the message your business/community is currently saying, ask what it is you want to say and fine-tune that message.

Tour Guiding

Tour Guiding

After years of gathering a wealth of information, we branched out into dedicated tour guiding in 2023. For 2024, we plan to offer bespoke tours to small groups in a number of specialised subjects in folklore, literature and mythology. However, we are happy to design an itinerary that suits the culturally curious tourist, one that goes off the grid to offer the real Ireland.

Destination Marketing

With years of travel marketing experience and a Distinction in digital marketing from the Technology University in Dublin, we’ll take great pride in ensuring that your area’s strengths and USP are brought to the fore via a five-step plan. Once read and completed, why not call us for a free consultation and sense what we can do for your locality?

Event Management

Having organised everything from festivals to international tourist fairs, exhibitions to parades, theatre productions to storytelling nights, we are confident in helping to bring a new angle to your festival or event. Meticulous planning and an eye for detail are key of course, but so is the ability to allow some creativity and flexibility. Talk to us about what you have in mind and let us help you bring that plan to life.

Testimonials

Comments from our associates over the years

Contact Us

Want to book a tour?

Want to devise a tour just for you?

Got a heritage idea that you want some advice on?

Feel you could help bring a Rambling House to life in your locality?

Keen to become part of the Digital Landscape Garden as a volunteer in due course?

Get in touch and do exactly what we’re saluting by talking – there’s no better way of progressing an idea.  

Your opinions are important to us. Whether it is a simple question or a valuable suggestion, we are here Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5.30 PM.

 

+353 89 222 3812
info@racontour.com
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