Donnchadh Mac Cobb

Managing Director

Donnchadh has been involved in the adventure industry from a young age. He spent three years studying 'Outdoor Adventure Management' on the 'Shackleton' course when in college where he met his business partner, Michael.

Donnchadh has managed some of Ireland's top Sail Training schools and instructed in many outdoor training and adventure companies around the country. He also went onto work in a full time position at the RNLI Irish head quarters in Dublin.

Donnchadh is a boat helm, cliff rescue climber, cliff rescue instructor and boat training officer with the Irish Coast Guard. Also holding the qualification as an Advanced Powerboat instructor, he has provided specialised certified training to crews from the Irish Coast Guard, Irish Fire Services, An Garda Síochána, Independent Lifeboats, Irish Civil Defence.

The ATI team are group of highly qualified and experienced professionals operating at the top of their game in the outdoor adventure and training industry.

Michael Byrne

Managing Director

Michael has a background in Sail Training having come up through the ranks of the ISA syllabus from the age of 14 to instruct since the age of 18. He qualified with a higher national diploma in outdoor adventure management where he branched into windsurfing, powerboating and kayaking.

Michael continued on to gain a degree in outdoor education and leisure in GMIT Castlebar. He also held the position of assistant manager in one of the largest adventure centres on the east coast; Avon Ri Leisure Resort, Blessington. He has developed his own initiatives in the past to cater for sailing, windsurfing and powerboating having Senior Instructor qualifications in all areas.

Having always had a passion for the outdoors and for business and enterprise, the next step into developing an outdoor company was inevitable and a welcome challenge.

Michael is now also the Manager with Sail Training Ireland for Youth Development, an organisation set up to take over from where the Asgard left off. They are focused on getting youths on sail training vessels around the world while also encouraging tall ships to visit Ireland.