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Walking holidays in Ireland

Like Scotland this green and pleasant land hosts beautiful scenery, much of it unspoilt and lightly populated. So Ireland offers superb walking territory for holidays both inland, in its mountains and along its stunning coast. There is no better area to experience the spirit of Ireland than walking the west coast in Connemara. Here is raw beauty, unspoilt and in many places wild. Enjoy the uniqueness of an island community on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on Inishbofin and tread historic routes on the pilgrim path to Ireland’s ‘Holy Mountain’. Combined with this rugged and truly awesome landscape are stays in some of our favourite boutique, luxury hotels offering traditional, warm Irish hospitality and excellent service. Our Wild Atlantic way walk is stuffed with legends and the spirit of Ireland, for you to discover.

We include several short boat trips and transfers so that your walks include the best views. Our walking holiday in Ireland is also a classic example of our ‘gentle walking’ ethos, with no more than 5 hours walking on the longest days. This makes for a leisurely, relaxed holiday with opportunities for golf and fishing as well should those appeal.


Our Ireland highlights

Killary Fjord

Ireland’s only true fjord Killary stretches 10 miles inland from the Atlantic and the mussels grown there can be enjoyed throughout the area.

Included in our Wander the Wild Atlantic Way holiday

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Castle was built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry MP and inspired by love for his wife he created an idyllic estate that is now a Benedictine Community.

Included in our Wander the Wild Atlantic Way holiday

Inishboffin Island

Inis Bo Finne or the Island of the White Cow is a special area of conservation, a haven for birdlife and a history that may date back as far as 8,000 BCE.

Included in our Wander the Wild Atlantic Way holiday

Connemara Ponies

Known in Irish as Capaillín Chonamara, the Connemara pony is a hardy, yet kind-hearted, breed of horse unique to Ireland, from Scandinavian and Spanish origins.

Included in our Wander the Wild Atlantic Way holiday

Diamond Hill

So called because quartz in the rock makes it sparkle, and situated in Connemara National Park, the view from the top of the 12 Bens (mountains) is worth the hike.

Included in our Wander the Wild Atlantic Way holiday

Guinness

An Irish icon since 1759, it takes just under 2 seconds to pour the perfect pint, and it really does taste better in Ireland - you have been warned!

Included in our Wander the Wild Atlantic Way holiday


Our Ireland Walking holidays