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Explore Connemara National Park - self-guided

Explore Connemara National Park - self-guided

Visit one of Ireland's six national parks, Connemara National Park, and enjoy a lunch at the park's tea room during this self-guided tour, including entrance fees. While there, choose between four hikes, ranging in distance of 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) to 2.3 miles (3.7 kilometers). If you choose to hike to the top of Diamond Hill, you can catch sights of the village of Letterfrack and Twelve Bens.
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  • 8 hours
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Connemara National Park Nature Trails self-guided including Lunch

Connemara National Park Nature Trails self-guided including Lunch

Explore nature walks in scenic Connemara National Park on the Wild Atlantic Way. The park covers 2.957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. The park's mountains are part of the famous 12 Bens mountain range. Entrance to the park is free. At the visitor centre view a fascinating exhibition on the Connemara landscape. A variety of safe and easy trail options are available for the whole family to enjoy, with more challenging tracks &trails for walkers, ranging from 0.5kms to 5kms. Come see the world famous Connemara pony. The birdlife is varied and includes Meadow pipits, skylarks, stonechats, chaffinches, robins and wrens. Birds of prey and wild red deer can be seen occasionally too. Lunch is at the Tea Room, situated in the park, consisting of delicious soup of the day, with homemade brown bread, plus a freshly made sandwich (plain or toasted), with 2 fillings of your choice, tea or coffee and a chocolate. This is a self-guided tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Horse riding - Beach Trail. Lisdoonvarna,Co Clare.Guided. 2, 4 or 6 hour options

Horse riding - Beach Trail. Lisdoonvarna,Co Clare.Guided. 2, 4 or 6 hour options

Live the dream and gallop along the sand and into the surf of Ireland's rugged West Coast.We offer three different options for riders wanting to take part in a beach trek.For the less experienced rider we offer a shorter 2-hour beach ride.We transport both you and your horse directly from the stables to the beach by truck.Once at the beach you can saddle up and ride onto the beach and trot and canter at your leisure. A 4-hour option is also available which allows riders to trek out from the stable across the mountain to the beach.The trek from the stables to the beach takes about 2 hours depending on your pace and you can then ride onto the beach and spend the rest of the trek there.Transport is provided for both horse and rider back to the stable. A full day beach trek, usually about 6 hours with lunch en-route is a further option.This treks out from the stables and heads towards the Burren,trekking the green roads to the beach and riding back over the mountain again to the stables.
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  • 2 hours
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$191.00
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Lough Corrib cruise from Ashford Castle or Lisloughrey pier. Mayo. Guided.

Lough Corrib cruise from Ashford Castle or Lisloughrey pier. Mayo. Guided.

Cruise on beautiful Lough Corrib, the second largest Iake in Ireland, dotted with over 360 islands. Guided visit to famous and historic Inchagoill Island to see: -St. Patricks Church (5th Century) -The stone of Lugna (470AD: Gravestone of St. Patricks navigator) -The Church of the Saints (Built in 1180AD by the Augustinian Monks of Cong) -The burial tomb of Muirgeas O'Nioc (Archbishop of Tuam in 1128AD)
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  • 2 hours
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eBiking the Great Western Greenway. Mayo. Self-guided. Full day.

eBiking the Great Western Greenway. Mayo. Self-guided. Full day.

42km Great Western Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland; Traffic free cycling and walking trail which follows the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway which closed in 1937; Traverses Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island and visits the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny; Passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands.
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  • 8 hours
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Cycling Sligo. Sligo. Self-guided. Full/half day.

Cycling Sligo. Sligo. Self-guided. Full/half day.

Sligo at the foot of Bebulben mountain; Within cycling distance of Rosses Point; Close to beaches; Half hour cycle to Yeat's burial site at Drumcliffe; Loads of other history and heritage sites within cycling distance.
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  • 8 hours
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Connemara National Park Nature Trails self-guided including Lunch

Connemara National Park Nature Trails self-guided including Lunch

Explore nature walks in scenic Connemara National Park on the Wild Atlantic Way. The park covers 2.957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. The park's mountains are part of the famous 12 Bens mountain range. Entrance to the park is free. At the visitor centre view a fascinating exhibition on the Connemara landscape. A variety of safe and easy trail options are available for the whole family to enjoy, with more challenging tracks &trails for walkers, ranging from 0.5kms to 5kms. Come see the world famous Connemara pony. The birdlife is varied and includes Meadow pipits, skylarks, stonechats, chaffinches, robins and wrens. Birds of prey and wild red deer can be seen occasionally too. Lunch is at the Tea Room, situated in the park, consisting of delicious soup of the day, with homemade brown bread, plus a freshly made sandwich (plain or toasted), with 2 fillings of your choice, tea or coffee and a chocolate. This is a self-guided tour.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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Great Western Greenway Full-Day Self-Guided Bike Tour

Great Western Greenway Full-Day Self-Guided Bike Tour

Escape the bustle of urban life and cycle this 42km greenway from colourful Westport town along the coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way route. The world class Great Western Greenway is a traffic free cycling and walking trail, which follows the route of the renowned Westport to Achill railway which closed in 1937 and is the longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland. This cycling route offers lots of opportunities to take in the spectacular visas and stop at cute local villages, pubs and famous landmarks along the Wild Atlantic Way. It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands. Ireland's holy pilgrim mountain, Croagh Patrick, with its iconic conical shape rising to the south of Clew Bay, bears testament to the many pilgrims who walked up this mountain in their bare feet to visit the tiny church at the top of the mountain.
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  • 8 hours
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Cliffs of Moher explorer day tour from Galway. Guided.

Cliffs of Moher explorer day tour from Galway. Guided.

Tour gives you a 5 hour stop at the Cliffs of Moher. If you’re into walking, photography, exploring or quite simply wish to take your time and enjoy a day at the world famous Cliffs of Moher, this is the tour for you. Departing Galway at 09:00, heading towards the Cliffs of Moher you will pass through picturesque villages to Doolin. Along the way you will see Medieval ruins, 16th century tower house', churches and graveyards, dry stone walls, quays and harbours, ponies, horses, calves, cows, lambs, sheep and maybe even a leprechaun or two. Following the Wild Atlantic Way along the coast of Clare, via BlackHead, Fanore Strand and the baby cliffs of Ballyreen. From Doolin you start your walk via the village along the Cliff path to the Cliffs of Moher. Rendezvous with your coach at the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre and return to Galway via Lisdoonvarna, home to the world famous matchmaking festival and once again through the Burren.
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  • 1 day
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Private Wild Atlantic Way Beach Horseback Riding Excursion from Galway-Full Day
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Private Wild Atlantic Way Beach Horseback Riding Excursion from Galway-Full Day

The Wild Atlantic Way is home to some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery, but the most adventurous way to explore is on horseback. Gallop across deserted beaches, splash through the waves, and discover Omey Island on this full-day horseback excursion from Galway. Suitable for all riding levels.
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  • 1 day
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$209.80
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Beach & countryside horse riding. Mayo. Guided. 1 & 2 hour options.

Beach & countryside horse riding. Mayo. Guided. 1 & 2 hour options.

Quiet roads of Carrowholly which lead to the open strands of Clew Bay; Magnificent views of Clew Bay and its enchanting islands with Croagh Patrick, place of pilgrimage lurking in the background; Pass by “The Seals Rock” - try not to disturb the seals as they bask on the rocks; See Dora Inch Island formerly owned by John Lennon of the Beatles fame.
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  • 1 hour
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Wild Atlantic Way Self-Guided Bike Tour from Clifden

Wild Atlantic Way Self-Guided Bike Tour from Clifden

The Wild Atlantic Way is one of Ireland’s most popular sightseeing routes and the most adventurous way to explore is by bike. Pedal your way along the coast on a self-guided tour; enjoy spectacular views of the Twelve Bens mountains and the Connemara National Park; or stop at Clifden Castle, Omey Beach, or Cleggan village.
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  • 1 day
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Shore Excursion: Self-Guided Wild Atlantic Way Biking Tour from Clifden

Shore Excursion: Self-Guided Wild Atlantic Way Biking Tour from Clifden

Go on a self-guided adventure around Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way from Clifden with this tour that includes bike and helmet rental, as well as maps to help you stay on the right path. Take off from Clifden, and choose from a variety of biking routes to see what you’d like to most. You could see the landing site of the first trans-Atlantic flight, the former castle of the pirate queen, Grace O’Malley, the charming fishing village of Cleggan, or Clifden Castle.
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  • 8 hours
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Connemara National Park, Beach & Blanket Bog ecology walk. Private Full-day

Connemara National Park, Beach & Blanket Bog ecology walk. Private Full-day

The wild landscapes of the Connemara National Park make a stunning backdrop for a hike, but visiting with a private guide means you can learn more about the natural ecosystems and wildlife. On this private full-day tour, explore the bogs and forests of the Connemara National Park, stroll along deserted beaches, and admire views of Croagh Patrick mountain.
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  • 6 hours
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Walking the West Quarter of Inishbofin Island, Connemara coast. Self guided.5Hrs

Walking the West Quarter of Inishbofin Island, Connemara coast. Self guided.5Hrs

Come explore magical Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) off the coast of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way. Inishbofin has become the first Irish island to receive an international ecotourism award. This self-guided package Includes a return ferry to Inishboffin Island from Cleggan. Walk the short distance from the ferry to the hotel, and enjoy some delicious homemade soup and sandwiches while watching a short video about the island explaining the fascinating heritage, history and geology of the island in brief. Then go for an invigorating self-guided walk, with maps provided around the scenic Westquarter Loop. The island is a great place for bird watching and the corncrake can be heard here every year. After your walk, return to the hotel for some freshly brewed tea/coffee and homemade scones before either boarding the ferry back to the mainland or staying on the island
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  • 5 hours
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Horse riding - Mountain Trail. Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Guided. 2 hours.

Horse riding - Mountain Trail. Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Guided. 2 hours.

Set out on a mountain trail in the countryside of County Clare during this guided horseback riding tour. Explore wooded trails, the hills of Slieve Elva, and rocky region known as the Burren during this small-group tour. Get a new perspective on the Wild Atlantic Way during this horseback ride that include trots and canters for experienced riders. No prior experience is necessary.
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  • 2 hours
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Full-Day Private Bird Watching by Boat in Lough Corrib Galway

Full-Day Private Bird Watching by Boat in Lough Corrib Galway

Cruise around the second largest lake in Ireland, Lough Corrib and its many islands with your private guide detailing and spotting the wonderful bird life available. Your expert guide's knowledge of the local birds is excellent and depending on the time of the year, you can spot, see and hear a variety of different types of birds. The bird life varies hugely from April to September with the species changing all the time. These guided trips also include information on popular sites of interest on and around Lough Corrib and include castles, ancient settlements and the many islands in Lough Corrib.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Hour Private Guided Beach & Bog Horse ride in Sligo

3-Hour Private Guided Beach & Bog Horse ride in Sligo

Enjoy a leisurely stroll, a splash in the sea or even an exhilarating canter along Sligo's scenic beaches. Different options are available including riding through Irish bog lands. Horses and ponies suitable for all ages and experience levels are available. We welcome complete beginners.
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  • 3 hours
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Wild Red Deer Viewing Safari, Connemara. Guided 3hrs

Wild Red Deer Viewing Safari, Connemara. Guided 3hrs

In the early dawn, set out to track the Wild Red Deer in its natural habitat of scenic mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Fully guided. Available all year round. Min 1 max 4 pax. Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability IMPORTANT: A voucher will be supplied after booking with departure times, departure point, directions and details. Please print out and bring with you to validate Children must be accompanied by an adult Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund Adult pricing applies to all travelers Not wheelchair accessible Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
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  • 3 hours
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$730.92
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Private 3-Hour Bird Watching by Boat on Lough Corrib Galway

Private 3-Hour Bird Watching by Boat on Lough Corrib Galway

Depending on the time of the year, you can spot, see and hear different types of birds. Your local bird watching guide and his knowledge of the local birds is excellent. The bird life varies hugely from April to September and the species available change all the time. These guided trips also include information on popular sites of interest on and around Lough Corrib and include castles, ancient settlements and the many islands in Lough Corrib.
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  • 3 hours
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Oyster Farm Tour & Oyster Tasting. Letterfrack,Connemara.Guided.1 hour

Oyster Farm Tour & Oyster Tasting. Letterfrack,Connemara.Guided.1 hour

Food evokes all our senses – taste, smell, vision and feel. A tour of the Connemara Oyster farm truly excites all our senses. Smell the fresh Wild Atlantic air. See the farm crew working hard in the water to grow the most perfectly formed oysters. Shuck your own oyster and take a punt at the weight of an oyster, again learning more about the work put in to create flawless oysters. And, of course finish your tour with a taste of a beautiful fresh oyster! The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and goes through the whole process of how the farm brings the oysters from seeds right through to your plate. It is perfect for anyone interested in Irish culture, tradition, seafood or just loves Connemara!, as we are situated in a coastal location with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way. Visitors can also enjoy the fruits of the farm as they can purchase some fresh oysters to bring home with them.
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  • 1 hour
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Visit traditional working sheep farm & sheepdog demo. Galway. Guided. 1 ½ hours.

Visit traditional working sheep farm & sheepdog demo. Galway. Guided. 1 ½ hours.

Visit a traditional working Connemara mountain sheep farm; Meet the farmer and his highly trained sheepdogs; Watch a sheepdog herding demonstration; In the summer months see a sheep shearing demonstration; Try your hand at bog-cutting using the slean (turf spade).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Beach horse ride. Moneygold, Co Sligo. Guided. 1 or 2 hour options.

Beach horse ride. Moneygold, Co Sligo. Guided. 1 or 2 hour options.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll, a splash in the sea or even an exhilarating canter along Sligo's scenic beaches. Different options are available including riding through Irish bog lands. Horses and ponies suitable for all ages and experience levels are available. We welcome complete beginners.
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Inishbofin Island 1 day self guided Connemara coast Wild Atlantic Way

Walking Inishbofin Island 1 day self guided Connemara coast Wild Atlantic Way

Explore Inishbofin Island at your own pace with this self-guided tour, navigated via provided walking map covering the West Quarter. With round-trip ferry tickets as well as a light lunch, tea, and scones provided, you'll have everything you need or a comfortable independent exploration.
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  • 5 hours
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