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Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us.

Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

That's why we read each of our client's reviews and although we don't respond to all of them, if it's glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
The trip experience is excellent. Things could improve pre-trip with better meeting info, more information on daily walks and info, for contact purposes.

Cathy Riggall


Hiking and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry
We had the pleasure and good fortune to have both Donncha and Louise on our trip. Louise was amazing and while I am sure she is treasured in the office- she would be a fantastic guide! Louise went above and beyond on our trip- ensuring all hikers were enjoying their Wilderness Ireland experience. I cannot express enough my gratitude for her help pre-trip and during the trip! Many thanks to both Louise and Donncha for their generosity of knowledge, culture and spirit on this trip.

Marni McCarthy


Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal

Elizabeth Haran


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Hiking - Dingle Way

Next available trip: 15th June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: South West – Cork & Kerry    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • Hike the Dingle Way, Ireland's most scenic long distance hiking trail
  • Explore a corner of Ireland once called the 'most beautiful place on Earth' by National Geographic
  • Meet local characters, listen to live traditional music and taste the delicious local food of Dingle
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Hiking Connemara to the Cliffs of Moher

Next available trip: 18th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • Stand at the edge of the world atop the Cliffs of Moher
  • Island hopping adventure to Irish-speaking Aran Islands
  • Explore Connemara's wild mountains, bogs and and windswept vistas
  • Hike the Burren National Park to explore its exposed limestone landscape
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Hiking the Wicklow Way

Next available trip: 6th July        Duration: 6 night(s)
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Hike the best of the famous Wicklow Way in Ireland's Ancient East
  • Discover the magic of the ancient valley and monastic city of Glendalough
  • Visit Powerscourt Estate & Waterfall, rated among Top 10 Gardens of the World
  • One night's stay a deluxe eco-lodge & celebratory final night in Dublin
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Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal

Next available trip: 20th April        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Northern Ireland – Giants Causeway & Belfast    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Hike iconic Irish landscapes including UNESCO World Heritage Site the Giant's Causeway, Slieve League Cliffs & Glenveagh National Park
  • Walk Ireland's most northernly peninsula and Star Wars filming location, Malin Head, where mountains meet sea.
  • Hike through Donegal, voted National Geographic's Coolest Place on Earth in 2017
  • Island hopping to Rathlin Island, in search of myths and puffins
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Hiking and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry

Next available trip: 8th June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: South West – Cork & Kerry    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • Guided gentle hikes & island hopping along the spectacular coastline and islands of southwest Ireland
  • Climb Skellig Michael, UNESCO World Heritage, and now a Star Wars filming location
  • Explore remote islands where the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) culture & tradition is still strong
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Hiking the Mountains of Connemara and Mayo

Next available trip: 1st June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 5
  • Challenge yourself by summiting three of the west of Ireland's highest peaks
  • Join local guides who will help you to really get under the skin of this fascinating landscape
  • Follow in the steps of St Patrick as we follow ancient pilgrimage routes that date to pre-Christian times
  • Explore the wildest and most sparsely populated area of Ireland
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Deluxe Hiking - The Kerry Mountains

Next available trip: 6th July        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: South West – Cork & Kerry    
Comfort: Deluxe
Difficulty: 6
  • Hike in Ireland's highest mountain range, summiting Ireland's highest peak, Carrantuohill
  • Traverse Kerry's two great mountainous regions on the Dingle and Iveragh Peninsulas
  • Explore the best of the Ring of Kerry while relaxing in Kerry's finest Deluxe accommodation
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Sea Kayaking & Hiking Adventure - Sligo

Location: North West – Donegal & Sligo    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 2
  • Enjoy an introduction to a new way of experiencing the world, a new sport and a new way to travel; sea kayaking
  • Explore the coves, estuaries and lakes of Ireland's wild hidden gem, Sligo
  • Hike local mountain trails and coastal routes with your expert Wilderness Ireland Guide
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Hiking & Island Hopping – My Week in Cork & Kerry

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 by Eimear Quinn

Baltimore Ireland - West Cork

An island hopping adventure…. Looking back at 2018, I must pinch myself. In my first year as an Adventure Co-ordinator with Wilderness Ireland, I’ve been blessed by many amazing experiences, such as my first ever Wilderness Week – a multi-day hiking and island hopping excursion across Cork and Kerry. Let me share with you some […]

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Insider’s Guide to the Irish Camino – Ireland’s Pilgrimage Routes

Posted on Feb 18, 2019 by Darragh Devaney

Irish pilgrimage routes

Once known as the Land of Saints and Scholars, there is a rich heritage here, interwoven along ancient Ireland’s pilgrimage routes.  Just as the Camino de Santiago follows Santiago (St James), numerous Irish saints lend their names and stories to these paths. Meander the green fields, remote summits, vast heathland and dramatic coastline while following ancient […]

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Our hiking tours in Ireland will take you off the beaten path to explore remote and beautiful regions on the Emerald Isle. Discover Ireland’s wild side that few travellers get to experience.

Enjoy daily hikes led by our experienced guides through the magnificent and varied landscapes that make up this incredible island. Hiking through Ireland is a great way to experience Ireland’s rich cultural heritage, meet local characters, and experience Ireland’s famous hospitality.

Our small group guided tours ensure that you will enjoy the hidden gems of the Irish countryside with personalised attention and support from our knowledgeable guides. Much like our sister company Wilderness Scotland across the Irish Sea, our goal is to share with you the best hiking in Ireland, while our grading system allows you to choose your trip that best matches your fitness level, trip ambitions and goals.

Hiking Tours in Ireland’s Wildest Places

Our hiking trips in Ireland will take you to multiple destinations, allowing you to fully experience the country’s rich culture, fascinating history and stunning wilderness – in much the same way of Wilderness Scotland’s hiking trips. From the spectacular mountains of the Ring of Kerry to exploring the islands of Cork & Kerry, beautiful Connemara and the wildness of Donegal.

Spend your days absorbing Ireland’s magical beauty while hiking the island’s breathtaking mountain ranges, following winding coastal paths, scrambling over interesting rock formations, and wandering through lush green forests. In the evenings, return to your one-of-a-kind, superior accommodation and feast on mouthwatering local meals. Our hiking vacations will take you off Ireland’s beaten track – in style!