The following information will greatly assist in the choice of walking operators available to you. On your first walking holiday in Ireland’s Shannon Region, it is recommended that you organise to use one of these specialist tour operators. Specialist walking tour operators provide fully organised tours for visiting walkers and they can make all the necessary arrangements and are committed to ensuring you have a memorable holiday.
This walking tour of Limerick City is based on locations featured in Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by the late Frank McCourt. The tours depart from the Limerick Tourist Office daily.
Contact: Limerick Tourist Office
Tel: +353 61 317522
Hill Walking Ballyhoura Fáilte supports the promotion and development of tourism in the area with activities, attractions and accommodation.
Ballyhoura Country Holidays offer specialised local knowledge and the ability / flexibility to tailor your tour to your individual requirements. If what you want is a tour that is exciting and filled with promise, yet stress-free, then look no further. By choosing Ballyhoura Country Holidays you will benefit from an excellent service with a personal touch, meticulous planning and the promise of a warm Irish welcome at all stages of your holiday.
Burren Guided Walks and Hikes are a guiding service offering everything from short rambles to half and full day guided walks and hikes. The guiding service is available all year round amid some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland and are based in the village of Fanore on the north west coast of the Burren, County Clare, Ireland.
Burren Hill Walks offer a unique walking experience to explore the fascinating Burren Region with a local guide. The walks are tailor made to suit specific time, energy and interest needs of the individual walker. Clients can choose from easy rambles to challenging hill climbs, catering for both individuals and groups.
The walking tours is gentle and suitable for everyone. If the weather is wet don’t worry we have rain suits to keep you warm and dry. We are the cheapest tour that combines an activity and a visit to the Cliffs of Moher. Our tours are sociable and relaxed, interesting and most importantly lots of fun.
Clare Walking Tours specialise in Single Centre Self Guided walking tours, holidays and short breaks in the East Clare region. You decide on the walk or walks that suit you, the length of time you want to stay, your travelling arrangements, how many people are coming with you and Clare Walking Tours will work with you to put together your ideal holiday package.
Walking Holidays/Operators Guided walking tours in Mayo, Connemara and the Burren. Included in the package are full board, packed lunches and associated transport. Drying room/boot room on site.
Experience a journey through time on our Guided Walking Tours through the winding streets of medieval Ennis, Co. Clare. Our experienced guides will lead you through the atmospheric streets and “bow-ways” of the town, while revealing the intriguing characters and stories that shaped its history. Tours run every day except Tuesday and Sunday at 11:00am from May to October. Evening tours are available on request. Meeting point is in the centre of town just outside the Ennis Tourist Office (in Temple Gate Hotel courtyard). Duration is approx 1 hour 20 mins. Ennis Walking Tours is also available for private bookings. Private tours can be arranged for during the day or evening.
Contact: Tourist Office, Arthur’s Row, Ennis, Co. Clare
Tel: +353 87 6483714
Farm Heritage Tours is a group of farmers who have come together to interpret their land and promote traditions. By going on their walks you will learn how nature, culture and farming have shaped the Burren as you see it today. You will be participating in an ecotourism experience that supports their co-op, contributes to the local economy, supplements farm incomes and helps to continue the farming practices that are vital for the conservation of the Burren. Tours begin at 2.00 pm and lasting approximately 2 hours.
Guided walks in the Burren and Aran Islands. Discover this amazine region with Go Ireland. Our guides will introduce you to the culture, history and habitat of this unique part of Ireland. Option of a 7 or 5 night break. All meals included in the package and transfers. Tour highlights include the bustling little village of Lisdoonvarna, the cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands.
Hill Walking Heart of Burren Walks are based in Carron also known as the heart of The Burren. An optimum base for the exploration of the wild and mysterious terrain of The Burren area in north Clare. ‘Heart of Burren Walks’ offer half-day and day long excursions of some of the more remote and beautiful parts of the Burren. Due to demand, weekend walking breaks are also available.
Limerick has a colourful and fascinating history which is evident everywhere and proudly maintained.
Contact: Limerick Tourist Office, Arthurs Quay, Co. Limerick.
Tel: +353 87 6353648
We organise breaks for discerning individuals and offer a customised package for individuals, groups, societies and organisations.
Kilfinane OEC is located in Ballyhoura Country which is a walkers paradise. There are ample loop walks, marked trails to include the 90km Ballyhoura Way and open hillside routes to choose from. Within easy reach of the Galty Mountains and also travel to the Knockmealdown and Commeragh Mountains.
Kilfinane OEC provide walking at all levels from Introductory Walks to Gaisce Expeditions on Waymarked Trails to Navigation and Skills training up to Mountain Leader level. Staff hold Mountain Leadership and Walking Group Leader qualifications and are also approved to provide Mountaineering Council of Ireland recognised training and Gaisce expeditions.
Limerick City Walking Tours will captivate you with stories of Limerick's past and present. Experience the architecture, history and folklore of our fasinating city.Join in and share in a light hearted look at the surprises and delights of the 'River City'. Tours depart at 6.30pm and operate Monday to Friday.
Contact: Limerick City Walking Tours
Tel: +353 83 3000111
Choose from a range of walking tours including Georgian Quarter Tour, Peoples Park Tour, Tour of North Munster Masonic Center, The Georgian House and Garden Tour and a Tour of Medieval Englishtown.
Contact: Limerick Civic Trust, Bishops Palace, Old Church St, Limerick City
Tel: +353 61 313399
Mullaghmore Experience Walking Centre will offer half day and day long guided walks of some of the more remote and beautiful parts of Mullaghmore Mountain within the Burren national park. The walks are varied and include insight and interpretations on the archaeology, botany, fauna, geology, and agriculture of the local area. The walks range from a relaxed ramble or stroll in the countryside to a strenuous walk for the more serious walking enthusiast. The Walks will include nature trails for the nature lover and bird watchers.
Tel: +353 86 8219441 / +353 65 6837720
The Slieve Bloom Mountains in the heart of Ireland are located less than 2 hours drive from Shannon Dublin, Rosslare, Cork and Galway in the heart of the Irish countryside. Experienced friendly local guides will take you to their wilderness areas, which are only accessible on foot and rarely frequented by hill walkers. Choose from self- guided or guided walking holidays. Special 2-7 day Walking Breaks to suit all levels of fitness.For further information on walking holidays in the Slieve Bloom Mountains visit http://www.kinnitty.com/walkingTours1.htm#offer
Various walking tours of Limerick city include Georgian Limericik, Medieval Limerick adn Angela’s Ashes. Tours also availale in the Burren, Co. Clare.
Contact: Noel Curtin
Tel: 087 2351339
We at SouthWestWalks Ireland issue a 'Céad Míle Fáilte', an invitation to you to join us on a walking / hiking holiday in Ireland. Whether you choose a guided or self guided walking vacation, you are very welcome. All our holidays have been planned to give you an excellent insight and understanding of Ireland and its culture.
Offers tailor-made tours around Ireland including the Burren Way Tour. This walking holiday takes you from the Cliffs of Moher to the coast at Black Head, hiking the old green roads through rocky crags and finishing in the lovely village of Ballyvaughan on the shores of Galway Bay. Easy to moderate rating.
The Long Way Round and your guide Laura Foley, based in the Loop Head Region of West Clare provide a professional service with friendly company during your walk. The walks are mainly off road with the permission from local landowners so you will be invited to visit some truly breathtaking sites. The history themed with the extraordinary natural beauty, marine life, and sea birds makes every walk both interesting and memorable. As walks are off road, proper walking boots are a necessity. Please check out their website for scheduled walks or contact them to arrange a walk.
Location: Carrigaholt, Co. Clare.
Tel/Fax: + 353 (0)86 4099624
Guided tours of Askeaton Friary, Desmond Castle and the Hellfire Club.
Contact: Anthony Sheehy
Tel: +353 61 392149
Operating from Kilrush, Co Clare; experience the outdoor life & boost your self confidence & fitness, on some of the finest hill walking and hiking destinations. Packages can be tailored to suit needs and requirements and level of walking experience. All walks are led by your experienced guide, Paul Hally.