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)86_ – 8318748.

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

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

Upcoming Events

Sep
4
Fri
2015
10:00 Nephin Mór Hillwalk @ Lahardane village, County Mayo, Ireland
Nephin Mór Hillwalk @ Lahardane village, County Mayo, Ireland
Sep 4 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Nephin Mór Hillwalk @ Lahardane village, County Mayo, Ireland
Nephin under Snow Nephin is Connacht’s second highest mountain, offering superb views in all directions from its central location. A great day’s hillwalk. Location : [...]
Apr
29
Fri
2016
18:00 Maumturks & Bens Weekend @ Connemara
Maumturks & Bens Weekend @ Connemara
Apr 29 @ 18:00 – May 2 @ 16:00
For event details, please visit http://tourismpurewalking.com/maumturks/ Please call 086-8318748 or email info [at] tourismpurewalking.com if you would like to join our small group.
May
9
Mon
2016
all-day Poland Wildlife Trip 2016 @ National Parks of Eastern Poland
Poland Wildlife Trip 2016 @ National Parks of Eastern Poland
May 9 – May 15 all-day
For event details, please visit http://tourismpurewalking.com/poland-wildlife-tour/ Please call 086-8318748 or email info [at] tourismpurewalking.com if you would like to join our small group.

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Wildlife Tour Poland 2015 – Trip Report

What a great week we had on our Wildlife Tour Poland during May. Wow, how time flies and I only writing up my report now! For me, the highlight was unquestionably on the double. First, we had Marsh Harriers passing food while flying above a little rushy marshland. Then, a few days later, we were treated to the extraordinary sight of 7 White Tailed Eagles fishing on a relatively small lake and in full sight of local farmers just going about their business, in wonderful harmony with these magnificent birds of prey. Farmers of Ireland, take note!

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Exposing the “Wild Nephin” Charade

Wild Nephin, states Coillte, would “involve taking 4,400 hectares out of … commercial forest operation and rewilding this land, improving habitat and landscape quality over a 15 year period. The eventual intention … protecting a landscape of scale with functioning ecosystems while providing an authentic ‘wilderness experience’ for those that visit.”

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Round Towers of County Mayo

Of the 60-odd Irish round towers remaining, in various states of repair, 5 are to be found in County Mayo. Round towers are believed to have been built around the 8th to 12th Centuries and were most probably bell towers associated with the church that would have stood alongside. Famously, they have a doorway set several metres above ground level and a few window slits inserted into the stone walls higher up. Window slits tend to be dispersed one per floor, with four at the top floor, in under the conical roof. The top floor windows tend to be larger than the others on the way up, presumably to let the sound of the bell be better heard and are generally (more or less) set in the cardinal directions.

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Farbreiga – A Hill with a Strange Name

Sixteen km north of Castlebar stands the modest but pleasant hill of Farbreiga. Though only reaching 395m high, a hike up this oddly-named hill offers wonderful views in all directions, especially eastwards over Loughs Conn and Cullin – two of our great western lakes.

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Maumturks & Bens Weekend

Join our small group hiking the Maumturk and Twelve Bens mountains of Connemara this May bank holiday weekend.

The Inagh Valley in Connemara is a wonderful spot for hiking, with the Maumturk mountains to one side and the Twelve Bens to the other. Beautiful Lough Inagh dominates the valley between these quartzite ranges. The Western Way traces its way along the valley floor on its way to Killary fjord and Leenane village to the north.

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North Mayo Cliffs with Ravens and Choughs

Walking the spectacular North Mayo cliffs is an exhilarating but tough 2-day hike. From the tiny village of Belderg, heading west, this is an area you will have all to yourself. Apart, that is, from the entertaining Ravens and Choughs.

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And so to Winter …

I must admit that I’ve no problem with winter. In fact, I’m a fan. I kind of think it suits a place like the West of Ireland.

Rather than grumble about the summer showers (of which, by the way, there were precious few during 2014), the rain of wintertime just feels right. It belongs. It fits.

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Poland Wildlife Tour, May 2016

I’m delighted to announce my Poland wildlife tour for May 2016 to the truly magnificent National Parks of Biebrza and Bialowieza, in eastern Poland.

Dates : May 9 – 15, 2016.
Price : Euro 800 pps (excluding flights)
Interested ? Email info[at]tourismpurewalking.com or call 086-8318748

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