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Hiking and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry
lovely part of the world. tell future clients to think "casual" for the evenings and those prone to travel-sickness should think twice, as there are rocky boats and lots of long drives.

It sounds like you enjoyed your experience with Wilderness Ireland overall and hopefully we’ll see you back in the Ireland again soon.

Roger Savage


Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
All around, a great trip to Ireland! The weather was great for most of the trip, the hikes were excellent, the food was delicious and the small group atmosphere was perfect. A great combination of well-known destinations as well as off-the-beaten track places. I learned a lot about Irish culture and nature, and enjoyed seeing Ireland in a new light. I'd highly recommend Wilderness Ireland to anyone looking for a fun adventure!



Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
This was an amazing trip that I would do again and again. This trip explored Ireland and N. Ireland and many back roads. I would recommend this for anyone that wan't to get away from the more popular south part of Ireland. It's an amazing way to explore a part of Ireland most don't get to see.



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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)
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 - 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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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

Mam Ean pilgrimage Connemara

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!