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Follow the hum of traditional Irish music along the Atlantic coast, where you'll experience wild beauty and magical lakes on this fun-filled weekend activity holiday from bohemian Galway to charming Killarney.
Discover Ireland, with its wild, rugged scenery and contrasting landscapes, from the majestic Cliffs of Moher to the magical Lakes of Killarney, on this action-packed activity holiday along the Atlantic coast.
Populated by a musical folk of Celtic descent, the pub-filled villages create a wonderful opportunity for exploration and indulgence in Ireland's rich musical culture. On this tour, we'll explore pretty villages, thatched cottages, astonishing plant life, ancient ruins, colourful harbours and awesome cliff-top vistas. We'll be amazed by the moon-like landscape of the Burren, stunned by the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and awestruck by the rugged beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, before enjoying an action packed day-out in Killarney National Park and the Gap of Dunloe. This fun weekend tour combines the opportunity to walk, cycle and kayak* in stunning landscapes, and experience some of the best pub culture and traditional music that Ireland has to offer.
Departing Galway City, we take the scenic route along Galway Bay and into the wild and arid landscape of the Burren National Park, stopping in at Kinvara’s local farmer’s market en route. Cyclists have the option to cycle the Black Head Coastal Route to Doolin, whilst walkers can enjoy the stunning views out over Galway Bay, stepping along the Burren Way. Meeting in Doolin for lunch provides the perfect opportunity to sample some fabulous Irish ‘pub-grub’ before visiting the Cliffs of Moher for a stroll along Ireland’s most spectacular cliffs, to enjoy the stunning views and teeming birdlife. The afternoon takes us though a myriad of Co. Clare’s small towns and villages, discovering Celtic crosses, deserted abbeys and ancient ruins as we go. Tonight, we stay in county Clare, home of traditional Irish music, where you can choose to mingle with the locals over creamy pints and traditional tunes or join us on an optional excursion to Bunratty Castle for a medieval banquet.
The pretty, thatched cottages of Adare are our first stop today, before heading on to the Dingle Peninsula. Keen cyclists can opt for a long, hard cycle up the Conor Pass, to be rewarded with amazing views out over the peninsula, whilst the remaining group will enjoy a scenic drive along the rugged Dingle Peninsula, with its wild mountains and some of the most spectacular coastal scenery Ireland can boast. In the afternoon, stunning walks and cycles take us out onto the most westerly point of Europe, Slea Head, where you'll view the famed Blasket Islands from across the Sound. Today you’ll have the option to stop and take in numerous Celtic and Christian heritage sites along the way, or spend some time soaking up the atmosphere in charming Dingle Town. We stay on the Dingle Peninsula tonight, where you can seek out traditional music in its famed pubs.
We begin this fun-packed day with a visit to Muckross Estate and Killarney National Park, where you can choose to walk or cycle the shores of Muckross Lake to Torc Waterfall or take an optional visit into the magnificent 19th century Muckross House. Alternatively, you can experience Killarney National Park from a different perspective, on an optional kayaking trip out onto its magical lakes. Following a scrumptious picnic lunch in the shadow of the 15th century Ross Castle, we begin our afternoon's adventures in open boats, crossing over the tranquil lakes to Lord Brandon’s Cottage. Once on dry land again, we'll enjoy a leisurely walk through the ruggedly beautiful Gap of Dunloe (approx. 7kms) to Kate Kearney's Cottage - a traditional pub that marks the trail’s end.
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