Walking Tours Ireland

Below is one of Irish Welcome Tour's most popular "Walking Tours of Ireland" Itineraries.

Highlights include:
  • Dublin
  • Locke's Distillery
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Walk near Glendalough in Co. Wicklow
  • Walk in the Connemara National Park, Co. Galway
  • Walk in the Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry
  • Walk in the Burren, Co. Clare
  • Howth Cliff Walk, Co. Dublin

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Walking Tour of Ireland Itinerary
Day 1 -  Dublin
Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfer by awaiting coach to the city centre to discover something of the sights and sounds of this atmospheric city. Visit Trinity College to view the famous Book of Kells and St. Patrick's Cathedral which dates back to 1190 A.D. Afternoon visit to the Guinness Storehouse, home of our national drink! Dinner & overnight in Dublin.
Day 2 - Wicklow

This morning travel to Wickow, the “Garden County”. You will visit Glendalough (the Valley of the Two Lakes) where you will see the remains of buildings from the 8th and 12th century and a Round Tower of 34m in height. Here you will embark on the “Spink Trail”, a 3-4 hour walk. Dinner & overnight Dublin.
  Day 3 - Kilbeggan & Galway

Depart Dublin and continue to Kilbeggan where you will visit Locke’s Distillery. Licensed in 1757 this distillery produced whiskey for over 200 years before closing in 1953, it now opens as a museum and the tour shows the ancient process of whiskey making before ending with a tasting in the bar! Continue to the early-Christian monastery of Clonmacnoise  situated on the River Shannon, before driving to Galway for dinner & overnight.
Day 4 - Connemara
Depart for Connemara, taking a photo stop en route in Kylemore Abbey; a beautiful neo-Gothic Castle which now operates as a school. Arrive in Connemara National Park and begin your 7km walk up the 400m high Diamond Hill; the highlight of the park, the walk will take 2-3 hours. Dinner & overnight Galway.
Day 5 - Burren & Cliffs of Moher

Depart for the beautiful Burren region; a remarkable area of more than 100 square miles of karst limestone landscape. Stop at Abbey Hill for a walk along the Green Road through the Burren area. Afternoon visit to the Cliffs of Moher for a brisk walk along the towering cliffs. Continue to Kerry for dinner & overnight.
Day 6 - Ring of Kerry & Killarney National Park

This morning you will visit the Ring of Kerry; 170km of some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline of the Southwest. In the early afternoon visit the Killarney National Park where you will walk up to the Torc Waterfall. Finishing at Muckross House where you will visit the gardens and historical buildings of the Muckross Demense. Dinner & overnight Kerry.
Day 7 - Rock of Cashel
Depart for Dublin, stopping en route at the famous Rock of Cashel; once the seat of the High Kings of Munster and now a spectacular group of medieval church buildings including a 12th century Round Tower, a High Cross, a Romanesque Chapel, a 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral. Dinner & overnight Dublin.
 Day 8 - Howth

This morning drive out along the north coast of Dublin to the beautiful Howth Peninsula. Here you will set out for the renowned Howth Cliff Walk along the rugged coastline, where you will have fantastic views of Dublin Bay (a one hour of two route is available). Transfer to Dublin Airport for departure.

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