Islands & Highlands

This "sea to summit" walking tour will bring you to the high points of Mayo and Connemara.


Located in the northwest corner of County Galway, Connemara is bound on the west, south and North by the Atlantic Ocean. With incredible landscapes, white sandy beaches, rich heritage and culture Connemara is close to the hearts of Irish people and visitors alike as a rare and beautiful place.  They say when you visit Connemara you “experience the real beauty of Ireland”. 


You will be based in Westport and Clifden, two beautiful Irish country towns offering easy access to the most stunning walks in the country. We have chosen routes for both their scenery and their cultural relevance in Irish history.  


Our tour brings you to the iconic mountains of Achill Island, Ireland’s most holy mountain - Croagh Patrick, Sheeffrys and the famous quartzite 12 Bens of Connemara.  You will even have a chance to walk to Omey (a tidal island) to explore its wealth of antiquities. 


Along the way we will visit deserted valleys, breathtaking scenery and picturesque fishing villages and even an off shore island or two.

In the evenings you can wander these quintessentially Irish towns offering excellent cuisine and local shopping. 

Explore the peaks of Mayo & Connemara

“You are not in the mountains.

The mountains are in you.”  

John Muir

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With thanks to Steven Hanley & Brian Wilson for astrophotography shots 

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