Vincent Butler Heritage

Heritage Specialist – Educator – Trainer - Tour Director - Archaeologist

Vincent Butler  
Heritage Specialist – Educator
Trainer - Tour Director

Boyhood interests in natural history, archaeology and geology were later to be the foundation blocks for a career focused on imparting knowledge. Vincent graduated from UCD in 1981 with an MA degree and subsequently worked for a number of years as an osteoarchaeologist n the National Museum of Ireland.
A freelance heritage specialist, he designs and delivers an extensive suite
of educational programmes and lectures on a wide range of subjects. Involved
in Irish tourism since the early 1990s, Vincent is one of Ireland’s leading Tour
Guide Trainers and worked for many years as coordinator and Lead Tutor on
Fáilte Ireland’s National Tour Guide Training Programme.

Vincent designs, manages and directs extended bespoke heritage tours
throughout Ireland and possess an in-depth knowledge of the country’s
remarkable natural, built and cultural heritage. In addition, he has over 20 years of international tour guiding experience.
A keen photographer, he is extremely fortunate to be able to visit remote
locations around the World aboard the expedition cruise ship – National
Geographic Explorer, where he works as a senior lecturer. This platform has
allowed him to develop and hone his skills in landscape, wildlife, and cultural

Contact Vincent: 087-2330966.  

Everyone in the audience looks forward to hearing Vinnie. He sprinkles his narrative with a bright dusting of quips and witticisms. Now he shares with us the pick of the sights he has witnessed on his travels as an itinerant historian and international lecturer.

Tim Severin

Vincent inside Mousa Broch, Mousa, Shetland