What People Say


Press articles:

Dominion Post - Connemara tempts me home March 2013
Nelson Mail - "Peatbog and Guinness" Caroline Crick (17/10/10)
Waikato Times - "A Wild Irish Walk" Caroline Crick (15/10/10)
Taranaki Daily News - “Tour takes back roads of Ireland” Felicity Ross (01/03/10)
Mudcakes and Roses - “Walking westwards in Ireland” June / July 2009
The Listener - “Irish roving” Gerard Hindmarsh (21/02/09)
Wild Tomato - “The Emerald Isle” Gerard Hindmarsh, February 2009
Nelson Mail - “Welcomed into an Irish family.” Gerard Hindmarsh (23/7/08)
Limerick Leader - “The walk of life” - Áine Fitzpatrick (14/6/08)
Christchurch Press - “Irish walks for NZ appetites.” Ken Fraser (31/12/07)
Nelson Mail - “Irish expat to lead walk home.” Josh Reich (27/11/07)
Walking New Zealand - Issue No. 20, 2008

TV interview:

TVNZ Breakfast programme

What past walkers with Walk the West of Ireland say:

“Up close to local folk and their culture ... they were all passionate for their country especially their own area. Guides were wonderful - full of local knowledge in every area that we walked.” (Ngaire)

“It felt less like we were tourists and more like we were meeting long lost relatives.” (Chelsea)

“Great trip and great people to be with.” (Desi)

“I had a wonderful time and I'm going to remember this trip for a long time. You are 3 very wonderful people.” (Cynthia Midgley)

“Having local people involved as guides and hosts ensured a connection with the real Ireland, something I'm not sure would happen on other types of tours. Cuisine outstanding. A ˜Walk the West of Ireland' recipe book is a must - well done, Elin.” (Peter King)

“Not going to the tourist areas a great plus....if not on the tour would certainly not have visited these areas in depth. Well organised, relaxed, fun and happy atmosphere. A wonderful experience, thoroughly enjoyed.” (Helen)

“Very charming guides which added a lot of character to the trip with their abundant knowledge and wit.” (John)

“The memories of this trip have engendered a desire to return to Ireland and generated many lasting memories and friendships. The journey has ended far too quickly though I sense it is just the beginning for me.” (Peter King)