Home is never far away on this walking tour along the welcoming green coastline of western Ireland.
Accompanied by resident pooch Tyson, you step onto the flowery grounds of your manor house inn to watch evening light play on Ballinakill Bay. Next door is Connemara National Park, where this afternoon you climbed Diamond Hill for sweeping views of western Ireland’s bogs, heaths, islands, and inlets. The landscapes, music and sights you’ve experienced here are unforgettable. But it’s the warmth of the Irish people—in family-run inns, in a cheery Galway pub, in your tour guides’ generous sharing of cultural knowledge—that has made you feel at home on this Connemara walking tour. Speaking of home, Tyson looks up at you, wags his tail, and says “Let’s go!”
- Walk a low-lying causeway to Omey Island, a path inaccessible at high tide, to admire vistas of grassy fields, ancient ruins, and stunning pink-granite outcrops.
- Gain a deeper appreciation for the sounds of Ireland from your knowledgeable guides as they teach you about music in true Irish style.
- Discover enduring relics of Ireland’s ancient history as you visit a historic monastery, tour prehistoric forts, and glimpse iconic Celtic crosses dotting the hillsides.