Arriving at Shannon Airport, there is
a courtesy transfer at 12:00 noon by our transport. You are then
transferred north to our first night’s accommodation in
the town of Ballyvaughan. We have an evening meal and a discussion
about the week's walking ahead.
Our first day's walking brings us over the spectacular Gleninagh
Mountain where we can explore several ancient stone forts before
we descend to Black Head. We are treated to spectacular views
across Galway Bay to Connemara’s Maamturk and Twelve Bens mountain
ranges and also across to the famous Aran Islands sitting in
the wilds of the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the day we transfer
back to Ballyvaughan for dinner.
Heading out from Ballyvaughan we start to ascend and we enjoy
a spectacular walk over Turlough Hill as we start to head into
the heart of The Burren. Along the way we enjoy wonderful views
over to Abbey Hill and Galway too. In the evening we head back
to Ballyvaughan for our evening meal.
We change our base today by heading off to Leenane in the morning,
and have the opportunity to visit historical Galway City on the
way. We then head into the heart of Connemara and have an afternoon
walk on Maamean (situated between between Maamturks and Twelve
Bens. We then return to Lough Inagh and our base for the next
Today's walk is a different flavour in that we follow 'The Famine
Trail' along the shores of the magnificent Killary Harbour
- Ireland’s only fjord. This is a walk filled with spectacular
landscape and with many historical stories to tell. We return
again to Lough Inagh and our evening meal.
Today is an easier day as this is your island day. Weather permitting,
we organise a trip to beautiful island of Inishbofin - one
of the largest islands off the Connemara coast. Inishbofin
is rich in history, myth and archaeology and has a population
in the region of 200 people. At the end of a wonderful day
we return to Clifden for dinner and our overnight stay.
On this, our final day of walking, we head up and along to Errisbeg
Mountain and Dogs Bay Beach. Our route today overlooks the
famous Roundstone Bog and the village of Roundstone (steeped
in musical history).
We finish with a farewell meal back at our accommodation
The tour is completed following breakfast and we transfer you
back to Galway Bus/Rail station at approximately 09:30/10:00.
From Galway there are an excellent connections to all major
airports and cities ( the transfer time by bus to Shannon Airport
is 2hrs 15mins approximately).
We offer a number of different start dates for our Burren and Connemara escorted walking holiday throughout the year. To see the current
available start dates please check out the latest schedule which also has our up-to-date prices.
- 7 nights' accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in Irish
Tourist Board approved hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs (normally
with en-suite facilities).
- Meals consisting oof a full Irish breakfast each day,
packed lunch on walking days, and an evening meal. Drinks are
- 6 Days Walking with an expert Irish Guide who
accompanies the group for the duration of the holiday.
- Luggage transfer each day, route description and
maps. Ferry transfer to Inishbofin Island.
- Courtesy transfer (only on Saturdays) at 12:00
from Shannon Airport to your first accommodation. Transfers to
Galway Bus/Rail Station at the end of holiday (within our timetable).
For more information on Ireland visit the Tourism Ireland website at Discover Ireland - www.discoverireland.ie.
Flight schedules and information on Shannon
For information on trains to Limerick and Galway, visit the Irish