Where it all began…
Wilderness Ireland is a tour company built upon the experience of its sister company, Scotland’s only 5-star, multi award-winning adventure tour operator, Wilderness Scotland.
In 2009 Wilderness Scotland was named the No.1 Adventure Travel Company in Europe by National Geographic Magazine. Wilderness Scotland is also internationally recognised for its innovative approach and commitment to sustainable tourism, holding the Green Tourism Gold Award, Best Green Tour Operator in the World Travel Awards in 2007 and holding 5 Star Responsible Tourism status by AITO.
More recently, it became the only tour operator to receive a Great Places to Work award under the “Best Workplaces of 2018” of the small business category.
Wilderness Ireland was founded on the same values as Wilderness Scotland, aiming to deliver high-end amazing customer experiences in the wild places of Ireland in a sustainable manner. The Wilderness Ireland team benefits from Wilderness Scotland’s years of experience of running incredible trips, numerous adventure travel trade affiliations and their own in-depth country knowledge and outdoor experience to create and deliver uniquely designed holidays on this stunning green island.
Based in on the Ireland’s west coast in County Sligo on the Wild Atlantic Way, Wilderness Ireland has a dedicated office team who are experts in Ireland, adventure travel and upscale accommodation. The company has been running independently since 2013, growing steadily as we strive to bring visitors off the beaten path in Ireland to meet some of its most interesting characters and enjoy authentic experiences. In 2018, Wilderness Ireland won Sligo’s Local Enterprise Award, and was nominated to compete in the national enterprise awards.
Our team is made up of passionate experts who love both discovering and sharing Ireland’s most amazing places. At Wilderness Ireland, we feel privileged to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the world and we are excited to share it with you.