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Introducing NEW 2020 Trips

By Dawn Rainbolt, Marketing Executive
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This May, we are introducing TWO new hiking trips for 2020 – bringing our total number of hiking trips to 10.

Wilderness Ireland specialises in bringing the intrepid traveller to Ireland’s wild corners. Instead of following the typical tourist track staying in big hotels, Wilderness trips focus on the stunning but under-appreciated regions of the Emerald Isle, enjoying the local hospitality of family-run businesses and rural communities.

We have introduced 2 new trips for the 2020 season – and dates have just gone live.

1. Hiking & Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast

Cromwell barracks hiking Inishbofin Island

The Cromwell barracks on little Inishbofin Island.

Price: €1,795 | Grading: Green 3 | Next Date: 16th May 2020


  • An island-hopping adventure that explores up to 4 islands along the west coast of Ireland
  • Visit Ireland’s famed Wild Atlantic Way in a new light
  • Sail out to the Gaelic-speaking Aran Islands to learn about Irish tradition and heritage 
  • Explore the Cromwellian barracks and wild landscapes of Inisbofin Island
  • Hike across the island stronghold of Ireland’s infamous 16th century Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley
  • Stand atop the iconic Cliffs of Moher
  • Hike in the shadow Croagh Patrick, known as Ireland’s Holy Mountain
  • Scramble through the craggy Burren National Park, inspiration to JRR Tolkien

Get the full itinerary here

2. Hiking - The High Points of Ireland

Hiking Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain and a perfect hiker’s challenge!

Price: €1,710 | Grading: Blue 6 | Next Date: 16th May 2020


  • Summit the highest mountain in 3 of Ireland’s 4 regions: Connacht, Leinster and Munster
  • Climb Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil
  • Explore the wilds of 3 of Ireland’s 6 national parks: Wicklow, Connemara & Killarney National Parks
  • Visit the ancient Glendalough monastery
  • Explore the Connemara Gaeltacht 
  • Enjoy picturesque walks around Killarney town and the Lakes of Killarney 
  • Visit three different and distinct regions of Ireland, including Connemara, the Wicklow Mountains and Kerry

Get the full itinerary here

Hiking not your preferred trip type? Check out our other 2020 activities

Find your prefect 2020 adventure

Trip Date Price Availability Book
Hiking and Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast 16th May - 22nd May 2020 €1,8706 place(s) leftBook Now
Hiking and Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast 15th Aug - 21st Aug 2020 €1,870Trip Full
Hiking - Ireland's National Parks 5th Sep - 11th Sep 2020 €1,6956 place(s) leftBook Now
Hiking and Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast 12th Sep - 18th Sep 2020 €1,8708 place(s) leftBook Now

Meet the Author: Dawn Rainbolt

“American by birth but European in spirit, Dawn has called the US, Costa Rica, Spain, England, Poland, France and now Ireland home over the years. While she has travelled to more than 30 countries, she has fallen in love with the rich Irish culture and sweeping landscapes of Ireland. Armed with a Masters Degree in Tourism Marketing and a love of writing and photography, she is Wilderness Ireland's Marketing Executive since 2017.”

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