Best of the West Itinerary

Next Tour:  May 2015 Sample Itinerary below:

Day 1 Meet walkers at 9.33 am at Limerick Junction train station, near Tipperary Town
Morning tea with host Roy Galvin, Glen of Aherlow.
Half day walking on Slievenamuck in the Aherlow Nature Park
Local Walking Guide: Michael Moroney
Dinner at home.
Day 2 Full day's walking in the Galtee Mountain range with Michael:
St Berrihert's Kyle - Pre Christian site.
Dinner at home
Day 3 Day Road Trip Skellig Michael in Co Kerry.
Leave Roy's at crack of dawn!
Through Adare and Killarney historic towns
Ferry out to the UNESCO monastic site and puffin colony
Evening meal out
Day 4 Drive up to The Burren, County Clare.
Walk out with Chris Ryan and the Scarteen Black and Tan Kerry Beagles
Guided walk with local guide: Mary Quinlan ancient Neolithic sites, Lough Gur.
Visit Irish flute maker near Cliffs of Moher
Lunch out
Evening walking in the Burren (Abbey Hill) - optional.
Gourmet Dinner at home of Hugh and Elin
Night 1 Kinvara
Day 5 Morning Walking on the Burren with Local walking guide: Mary Howard.
Mullaghmore Mountain (174m)
Afternoon free to explore village of Kinvara and Dunguaire 16th century Tower House.
Dinner out
Night 2 Kinvara
Day 6 Full day's coastal walking with Mary Howard.
The 'green' roads and uplands of the Burren.
Night 3: Kinvara
Day 7 Drive to Connemara.
Day walking Errisbeg Roundstone
Local guide Gerard Mangan
Dinner at home
Night 1 Connemara
Day 8 Full day's walking on Inisbofin
Walking Guide and Archaeologist Michael Gibbons
Dinner out in Roundstone.
Night 2 Connemara
Day 9 Connemara National Park:
Walk Diamond Mountain
Lunch out
Visit Kylemore Abbey
Dinner at home
Night 3 Connemara
Day 10 Fly to Aran Islands from Connemara Airport with Aer Arann
Day's guided walking with Aran Islander Mairín Conneely.
Farewells and drop off at your accommodation at 6 pm approx.

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

All walking/ferries are weather dependent.

Please note the two dinners and two lunchs in italics are at your own cost- all other meals are included in tour.

Ferry tickets plus air flight to Aran Island included in tour fee.