Tourism Pure Walking Holidays

Guided Walking Holidays in Mayo & Connemara, Ireland


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  • Benlevy
  • Ceathu Thaidgh
  • Sheskin Forest

Walking Holidays Ireland

Welcome to guided walking holidays Ireland.

At Tourism Pure Walking Holidays, we offer you guided walking holidays in the wonderful, wild, rugged Mayo and Connemara, in the West of Ireland.

You are welcome to join our small hiking groups on walking tours to some of the most magnificent and inspiring areas of the western coast of Ireland.

Mayo and Connemara occupy the far west coast of Ireland, 3 hours west of the capital Dublin and 1 hour north of Galway city. A wonderful area for walking, this part of Ireland offers mountains, cliff-top trails, blanket bog and offshore islands.

I am committed to offering my guests a fun walking holiday in wild Mayo and Connemara, while adhering to the principles of sustainable tourism. I’m delighted to have you visit my walking holidays Ireland site. Give me a call !

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Call on : Tel. + 353 – (0)94_ – 9027797.   Mob. + 353 – (0)86_ – 8318748.

E-mail on : info {at} tourismpurewalking(.)com

  • Lough Mask, Clonbur Wood
  • Iniskea
  • Corranabinnia towards Achill

Upcoming Events

all-day France Guided Walking Week
France Guided Walking Week
Sep 20 – Sep 27 all-day
Please visit here for event details and to download the PDF presentation of this one-week walking trip to the South of France.
all-day Achill Island Walking Weekend @ Achill Island, Mayo
Achill Island Walking Weekend @ Achill Island, Mayo
Oct 3 – Oct 5 all-day
Achill Island Walking Weekend @ Achill Island, Mayo
Join us on a weekend walking tour of Achill Island, from October 3rd to 5th, 2014. Keem Bay, Achill Level : Some of this walking [...]
10:00 Iniskea South Island @ Blacksod Pier
Iniskea South Island @ Blacksod Pier
Jun 27 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Location : Blacksod Pier (An Fód Dubh), The Mullet peninsula, northwest Mayo. Level : Easy Duration : approx. 7 hours (pier to pier). Description : This beautiful [...]

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Autumn in the West

I’ve always loved autumn.

As is my wont when I have a bit of spare time, I recently went to a wood I know near Lough Key Forest Park to look for some deer.

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Aasleagh Falls to Drummin Village

Aasleagh Falls is a tiny but celebrated waterfall at the head of the Killary, Ireland’s only true fjord, in south County Mayo. The very beautiful Erriff River tumbles down the couple of metres, before babbling over rocks and into the sea just beyond.

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St Kevins Way in Wicklow

St Kevins Way in Wicklow was the target as I left Mayo in the dead of night recently. A supposed pilgrim’s path, St Kevins Way travels some 25 km from Hollywood in the east of the county, over the Wicklow Gap and down into Glendalough, the great monastic city of the Wicklow mountains.

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Corraun Peninsula – Between Island and Mainland

Corraun is kept attached to the Irish mainland by rocky boggy land to its east, barely 800 m wide. Off its western shore, meanwhile, a channel just 150 m wide holds Achill Island at bay.

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Bangor Erris to Slieve Carr

Rather than simply moving along The Bangor Trail and then veering left, while out for a hike last week, I decided to leave the village of Bangor Erris, cross over the modest summits of Knocklettercuss and Maumykelly and head for the peak of wonderful Slieve Carr beyond.

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Hedge Life at our Mayo Home

Our hedge gives us great joy, especially during spring and early summer. As much as I’d love to live out in the wilds of Mayo, maybe under a mountain or by a lake, with a wooded area nearby, unfortunately this isn’t the case. At my semi-urban home, the hedge separating our house from the open fields beyond, with her Ash, Whitethorn, Bramble and wildflowers, is my little bit of nature.

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Raftery the Poet | Raifteirí an File

Raftery the Poet, of 19th Century Mayo, was blind from childhood and spent his life playing tunes on the fiddle, creating and singing songs as he wandered the West of Ireland. Born in Killeden, near Kiltimagh in east Co. Mayo, around 1779, Raftery would lead a nomadic existence, much of it in the Loughrea area of Co. Galway, where he died in 1835. He is buried near Craughwell.

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Fáilte Ireland Video for the Wild Atlantic Way

View the Fáilte Ireland video promoting the newly designated Wild Atlantic Way – a 2,500 km touring route down the west coast of Ireland. You can also read my blogpost about the Wild Atlantic Way. To discover some of this amazing coastline on foot, in Mayo and Connemara, please do get in touch.

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