Walk The West Of Ireland Itinerary

Next Tour: To be confirmed

As a guide the itinerary for 2012 is shown below.

Day 1 Meet in Cork City. Drive through Bandon, Clonakilty, Schull, Glengarriff to Beara Pensinsula. Visit to Clonakilty Puddings. West Cork produce lunch in Schull Visit Gubeen Cheeses. - Giana Ferguson and family. Settle in. Gourmet dinner at home in Allihies - Beara Cottages.
Day 2 First full day guided walking on the Beara Way. Picnic lunch. Gourmet dinner at home.
Day 3 Full day guided walking on Dursey Island. Gourmet dinner at home Possible further activities: Visit Cormac Boydell - potter/artist Visit Garinish Island - Italian Gardens
Day 4 Drive Ring of Beara, and to Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary. Lunch out in Kenmare Visit Burton Park, Mallow - home of Rosemary Ryan-Purcell Settle in at Tigh Roy in the Glen of Aherlow Gourmet Dinner at home. Evening of Traditional music and set dancing.
Day 5 Full day guided walking on the Galtees with Michael Moroney Gourmet dinner at home Visit Lisverrinane pubs.
Day 6 Guided walk with Michael Quinlan: ancient Neolithic sites, Lough Gur. Breakfast at Reordan's Pub in Holycross Visit Scarteen - home of Ryan Family. Lunch Tigh Roy Walk in Glen of Aherlow with Michael – local megalithic sites. Dinner at home (Tigh Roy) - practise our set dancing.
Day 7 Leave the Glen after breakfast Morning's drive to Kinvara Possible stop at Cliffs of Moher Lunch out at Monk's in Ballyvaughan Settle in to accommodation, Kinvara Evening walking in the Burren (Abbey Hill) Gourmet Dinner chez Hugh and Elin
Day 8 Full day's guided walking on the Burren Dinner out:. Possiblly Moran's of the Weir, Kilcolgan.
Day 9 Ferry from Doolin to Inis Óirr Day's guided walking on Inis Óirr. Ferry to Rossaveal, Connemara. Drive to Roundstone Settle into the Angler's Rest - home of Lynne Prynne. Dinner of Connemara Lamb.
Day 10 Visit Connemara Smokehouse - collect our fish for lunch Morning walk in Connemara National Park - Diamond Mountain. Picnic Lunch Scenic drive through Lough Inagh Valley to Galway city. Farewells and drop off 6 pm approx.

There is plenty of flexibility possible in this itinerary to allow for spontaneity!