'Walk The West' Walking Tour. Cork to Galway

Deserted Cottage on Dursey Island
Galtymore local guide Mike Moroney

This 10 day in-depth exploration of the south west and west of Ireland focuses on West Cork and the Beara Peninsula, The Glen of Aherlow at the foot of the Galtee Mountains in County Tipperary, and the Burren and Inis Meain (one of the Aran Islands). We meet in Cork city and part company in the city of Galway.


  • Spending 10 days walking and exploring spectacular areas of rural Ireland in the company of a small group (10 people).
  • Being in the company of tour leaders and local guides who have local knowledge and a genuine love and appreciation of the Irish culture, people and countryside.
  • 6 days minimum of guided walking in diverse and spectacular regions of southwest and western Ireland.
  • Sumptuous Irish cuisine throughout the 10 days provided by our travelling chef as well as carefully selected cafes, restaurants and public houses.
  • Comfortable, simple self-catering accommodation in lodges and cottages chosen with care to maximise the countryside experience.
  • Trip by cable car across the sea to historic Dursey Island.
  • Visit to Grange Circle, Lough Gur. This is the largest standing stone circle in Ireland and is aligned with the rising sun on the longest day in summer.
  • Climbing in the Galtee Mountain range in County Limerick.
  • Two days walking on the unique limestone plateau of the Burren in County Clare, with a Burren expert.
  • Day on Inis Meain - one of the Aran Islands.
  • Long summer evenings to explore colourful Irish village life.
  • Flexibility to take part in unexpected events as we wish.