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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.

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Hiking and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry

Mike Cheshire
17/06/2019

5

Hiking and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry
I have now traveled with both WS and WI and find both companies run really well. Great guides, accomodations, food, etc. Scenery beautiful. Had a wonderful trip each time. Highly recommend!

Claudia Schultz
06/10/2018

5

Hiking - Connemara to the Cliffs of Moher
Our trip was excellent. About the only suggestion I have would be less walking on the road on Aran. I know this is difficulty without a van on the islands, but perhaps something could be arranged with a local. This would allow more time off-road to see more historic sites.

Richard Lewis
20/06/2018

5

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Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal

Next available trip: 14th September        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 - The Mountains of Connemara and Mayo

Next available trip: 31st August        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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Hiking - The Wicklow Way

Next available trip: 27th June        Duration: 7 night(s)
Location: East – Dublin & Wicklow    
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 and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry

Next available trip: 24th August        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 - Dingle Way

Next available trip: 13th 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 - The High Points of Ireland

Next available trip: 6th June        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: Ireland    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 6
  • Summit the highest mountain in 3 of Ireland's provinces, including Ireland's highest mountain
  • Explore the wilds of 3 of Ireland's 6 national parks: Wicklow, Connemara & Killarney
  • Visit the ancient Glendalough monastery, Connemara Gaeltacht & Killarney town
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Hiking and Island Hopping - Ireland's West Coast

Next available trip: 16th May        Duration: 6 night(s)
Location: West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands    
Comfort: Classic
Difficulty: 3
  • Island hop to the Gaelic-speaking Aran Islands and explore the barracks of Inisbofin Island
  • Explore the island stronghold of Ireland's infamous Pirate Queen
  • Iconic sites like the Cliffs of Moher & Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain
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Hiking - Connemara to the Cliffs of Moher

Next available trip: 27th July        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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Deluxe Hiking - The Kerry Mountains

Next available trip: 23rd May        Duration: 7 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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Introducing NEW 2020 Trips

Posted on May 23, 2019 by Dawn Rainbolt

Hiking Connemara Wild Atlantic Way

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 […]

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What to Wear: Hiking Footwear – Boot vs. Shoe

Posted on May 02, 2019 by Dawn Rainbolt

Hiking Boots in Ireland

Ireland Hiking footwear: boots or shoes? So you’re planning to come to Ireland, and you’d like to do a bit of hiking. Well, you’re in the right place – Ireland is best explored outdoors! But what kind of Ireland hiking footwear should you choose? Even before you get to selecting brands, you have to decide […]

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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!