Fáilte! So I’m Marteen and this is my website Marteen Lane – Tour Guide & Cultural Heritage Writer. What has inspired me to write? Well, I’m a tour guide from Ireland with a BA (Hons) in Heritage Studies. I have a passion for Irish culture and heritage and I want to share that passion with you. When I’m not travelling around my little country I’m travelling to other countries seeking cultural experiences.
It’s all go here as I’ve set up my own walking tours in my home town of Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo and one of my favourite cities, Galway. There is a lot of history around where I live and in Galway City, and I would love to share that with visitors. I’m working on pitching articles on travel, culture, and heritage to different publications as a freelance writer.
I believe that experiencing cultural heritage responsibly and expressing our own individual cultures is a human right. But what is Cultural Heritage? According to the Culture In Development website:
Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage.
Who knows where my adventures will take me. I hope you will join me on this journey and enjoy reading my posts. If you would like me for freelance work, want to book me for a tour, or if you have any questions about Ireland, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Slán go fóill!