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

Mar
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2017
10:00 Nephin Mór Hillwalk @ Lahardane village. ALSO ON SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017
Nephin Mór Hillwalk @ Lahardane village. ALSO ON SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017
Mar 11 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Nephin Mór Hillwalk @ Lahardane village. ALSO ON SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017
  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 [...]
May
8
Mon
2017
all-day Poland Wildlife Trip 2017 @ National Parks of Eastern Poland
Poland Wildlife Trip 2017 @ National Parks of Eastern Poland
May 8 – May 14 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.
Jun
24
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2017
10:00 Iniskea South Island @ Blacksod, Belmullet, Co. Mayo. ALSO ON SUNDAY AUGUST 6, 2017.
Iniskea South Island @ Blacksod, Belmullet, Co. Mayo. ALSO ON SUNDAY AUGUST 6, 2017.
Jun 24 @ 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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Ox Mountains – Doomore to Crockavreen, a Sligo Slog

Ox Mountains – Doomore to Crockavreen

What a slog that was. Having consulted Bing Maps online and my own paper OSI 1:50,000, I reckoned this eastern Ox Mountains ramble would take me maybe 5 hours. After all, the successive points to be hiked would be only 272 m, 250 m and 283 m high.

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Mweelrea – Hiking Mayo’s Magical Mountain

Mweelrea

Connacht’s highest mountain, Mweelrea offers a great day’s hiking. The finest mountain in the West of Ireland, Mweelrea can be tackled along a number of routes, my favourite being anti-clockwise from the southern end of Doo Lough over the mountain to Delphi Mountain Resort. This is a serious 8-hour hike and is for experienced hillwalkers only *.

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Hiking Inisturk – The Most Beautiful of Mayo Islands

When I think of wonderful little Inisturk, I’m reminded of the sweet opening verse from Nancy Spain, the popular ballad most famously sung by Christy Moore, “Of all the stars that ever shone, Not one does twinkle like your pale blue eyes. Like golden corn at harvest time, your hair. Sailing in my boat the wind gently blows and fills my sail. Your sweet-scented breath is everywhere”. On the boat out from Roonagh to go hiking Inisturk, I can’t stop muttering it to myself.

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Bellacorick Bog Loop

Bellacorick Bog Loop – 13kms of flat, easy walking

While the first and last 1km is uninspiring, passing along a stony track shared by times with heavy machinery involved in the installation of a new wind farm, the recently designated Bellacorick Bog Loop both surprises and delights by the wild beauty of its inner 11km.

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Enjoy 90 Seconds of a Windy Lough Adanacleeveen

Lough Adanacleeveen is a very lovely corrie lake below Slieve Carr, the highest peak in the Nephin Beg mountains of Mayo.

Get your hiking boots on some day and wander up to this very remote part of these mountains. Just pick a rock, sit down, switch off and take it all in.

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Review : Wild Nephin Map from EastWest Mapping

2015 saw the publication of its Wild Nephin Map by EastWest Mapping, employing a 1:25,000 scale to give greater detail than the 1:50,000 scale of OSI’s Discovery Series. So as a Christmas present to myself, I went out and bought it here in the Castle Book Shop. To be honest, I was disappointed.

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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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