About Our Team

Wilderness Activities Ireland was founded by Frank Quinn. We aim to bring together peace, health and happiness to people in the outdoors. Wicklow enables us to make all of this possible. The area is one of the most beautiful in Ireland. Our mission is to give walkers and hill-trekkers a transformative experience in both the mountains and the valleys. We provide numerous ways to help you embrace the benefits of being physically active in nature’s fresh air


Frank Quinn



Maelíosa DeBuitléar (Milly)

Mountain Leader and Trainer

Founder, Frank Quinn, is a former Physical Education Teacher. Frank holds a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from City University New York and a Masters Degree from New York University.

Frank is an experienced hill trekker and has been in some of the most remote places in the world.
These include:

The Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa
The Mountains of Northern Thailand
Machu Picchu in Peru
The Grand Canyon in USA
The Great Wall of China
The Camino De Santiago in Spain
Kinabalu Mountain Borneo
Everest Annapurna in Nepal. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
The Hanabanilla mountainous region of Cuba
South Georgia Antarctica

Maelíosa DeBuitléar (known to his friends as Milly) is a Mountain Leader (WGL, MLA) and a very experienced trainer (long term member of IITD and director of TTT at Scouting Ireland). A Leave No Trace Instructor and holding a current Wilderness First Aid certificate. He is also a qualified Project Manager (PMP) having spent some years as leader of the PM profession at IBM before retiring early to take up other interests.

Milly is a founding partner in Explore More. A mountain pursuits organisation dedicated to helping people “walk the path less travelled”. Explore More provides Hillwalking, Backpacking and Wild Camping experiences. Specialises in helping their clients progress and develop their mountain experience and skills. Find out more about Explore More by visiting our website at www.exploremore.ie or visit our Facebook page

Founders Frank Quinn and Maeliosa DeBuitlear are passionate about providing plenty of opportunities to explore and embrace the breathtaking Wicklow Mountains