Walking & Adventure
Hill Walking & Mountain Climbing
Diamond Hill in the Connemara National Park has many walks to suits all levels of ability. Views of thousands of acres of sea and land. Enter through the National Park in Letterfrack.
Tully Mountain is well suited to beginner climbers but the views from up high will amaze even the experienced climber. Best climbed from the Letterfrack/Derryinver side of the mountain.
Most of the Twelve Bens Mountain range can be seen from the area. If you’re in to climbing then you’ll be in climbing heaven. Various routes and starting points.
Connemara Adventure is an adventure company aimed at making your stay in Connemara an experience to remember and offer a chance to train for races and other sports events. They provide training in hill running and mountain biking as well as safari trips to Connemara’s spectacular islands.
More info: www.connemaraadventure.ie
Connemara Ecotours provide family friendly walks for adults and kids alike.. walks suitable for the old and the young. All walks are led by ecologist Marie Louise Heffernan who has spent the last 16 years living in Connemara and who knows where to watch otters at dusk and find wild strawberries to eat. She also has an interest in wild food foraging in particular seaweeds and brings her ecological, geological and historical knowledge together in her walks.
More info: ecotourconnemara.weebly.com
Real Adventures Connemara provides customised outdoor activities, kayaking, surfing, hill walking and rock climbing for school groups, families, individuals and groups. More information on their website.
More info: www.realadventures.ie
Killary Adventure Company
Killary Adventure Company specialises in adventure activities that range from bungee jumping to kayaking on Ireland’s only fjord and much more in between. Whether you are a soft adventurer or after the extreme adrenaline thrill we have something for you. Their website contains all the details you need on accommodation, activities and rates.
More info: www.killary.com
Michael Gibbons Archaeology Tours
Michael Gibbons Archaeology Tours, is run by one of Ireland’s leading field archaeologists. Michael specialises in archaeological and historical tours of Ireland West for academic and student groups, as well as individuals seeking a deeper understanding of Ireland’s rich cultural heritage. Tailor-made tours allow an in-depth exploration of Irish highlands and islands of the Atlantic west coast, with a particular focus on sacred mountains and pilgrimage landscapes. Trips can be made on foot, by coach and by boat.
More info: www.walkingireland.com