Trekking Tru Ireland

This 10 day tour is limited to 16 participants in the company of two professional guides.  The trip aims to provide a professional insight into the island of Ireland to enthusiastic participants intent on having an authentic experience.  The itinerary is specially selected to combine outdoor activities with insightful, educational tours that bring you to the most remarkable landscapes.  The trip does involve some physical activity and is suitable for those that have some experience of hill walking and are physically fit.

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Cashelkealty

  • All accommodation in specially selected Hotels
  • All breakfasts, with 7 lunches, and dinner provided on 6 nights
  • All luxury coach transportation and travel
  • All access to arranged events, lectures, historical monuments, National parks and ferry rides
  • Two full time professional guides to ensure both your hillwalking and archaeological/historical experiences are of the highest quality and currently accurate

Day 1: Evening orientation in our Dublin City Hotel facilitates general introductions and is followed by an opportunity to get to know our fellow travellers over a meal in a city centre restaurant.
(Dinner & Hotel).

Day 2: Our coach takes us to the prehistoric tomb of Newgrange in the Boyne Valley. Here is located a number of megalithic passage tombs that are older than the pyramids of Egypt and indicates an organised Neolithic society where nature and cosmology were part of daily lives. We then travel in our coach to the west coast of Ireland where we will stay overnight in the wonderful town of Westport.
(Breakfast, Lunch,
Dinner & hotel).

Day 3: Ireland’s most famous pilgrim mountain is our destination today. Each year upwards of 20,000 pilgrims make the journey to the top of this mountain and today we will walk in their footsteps. Croagh Patrick, or ‘The Reek’ as it locally known, is associated with Ireland’s patron saint- Patrick and truly is a breathtaking experience. After our climb we stay in Westport .
(Breakfast, Lunch and Hotel).

Day 4: Today we head south along the Wild Atlantic Way to the medieval city of Galway. The small bustling city of Galway on the edge of the Atlantic has been voted the world’s friendliest city and it’s not hard to see why. Our guided tour involves a two hour walk tracing the history of the city through the architecture, waterways and archaeology. The tour ends at the site of a bustling street market held each Saturday outside St. Nicholas’s Medieval Church- where Christopher Columbus stopped over on his voyage to the famous discovery of America.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & hotel).
   

Day 5: Today we travel by Ferry across Galway Bay to the Aran Islands. Their unique history is captured in the landscape, monuments and people and it is through contact with these elements that our adventure comes to life. The highlight of this tour for many people is the dramatic cliff-edge fort of Dun Aengus however with TrekkingTruTime this is but one of many highlights on this enchanting island.
(Breakfast & Hotel).

Day 6: Today we travel to Connemara- the land of mountains, lakes and bogs and trek through either the twelve bens or Maum Turk mountain ranges, getting a sense of this wonderfully wild landscape. We explore the hills and valleys visiting tiny seaside villages and getting a feel for this rugged landscape. Irish (Gaelic) is spoken throughout this area and just hearing it makes a connection to the Celtic heritage of this region.
(Breakfast, lunch & hotel).

Day 7: Heading south from Galway we take the opportunity to walk along The world famous Cliffs of Moher. These dramatic cliffs, overlookingthe Atlantic, are famous the world over and a very popular visitor destination. Our approach however is different and rather than take a bus to the cliffs we trek a path along the cliff edge from Hags head to Doolin. The latter is famous for traditional music, and we will tarry awhile to appreciate this before we make our way to our County Kerry Hotel.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner & hotel).

Day 8: The small fishing town of Dingle, nestled at the western end of a peninsula, is our destination and our trek around Slea Head ranks as one of the most beautiful in the country. Our journey also includes visits to the Blasket Island Centre and the iconic 12th century oratory at Gallarus. Dingle is a Gaeltacht – an Irish speaking district- and the town is a hub for traditional Irish music. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & hotel).                

Day 9: Our last day together in Kerry affords us the opportunity to walk in the National Park at Killarney. Today we take a 7 mile trek along narrow country roads through the famous Gap of Dunloe to Lord Brandon’s cottage, where after lunch we return to Killarney via a small boat that weaves its way through the three lakes. Our day ends with a guided tour of Ross Castle.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & hotel).  

 Day 10:  Breakfast at our hotel and a welcome stay in bed for those with weary limbs. Killarney is an ideal base for public transport to Dublin Airport and other transport options throughout the country.