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Walking Holidays in the West of Ireland

Welcome to my guided walking holidays and one-day hikes in the West of Ireland.

At Tourism Pure Walking Holidays, we offer you guided walking holidays in wonderful, wild, rugged Mayo and Connemara.

You are welcome to join our small hiking groups on walking tours to some of the most magnificent and inspiring areas of the western coast of Ireland.

Mayo and Connemara occupy the far west coast of Ireland, 3 hours from Dublin and 1 hour north of Galway city. A wonderful area for walking, this part of Ireland offers moderate mountains, cliff-top trails, blanket bog, spectacular beaches and offshore islands.

I am committed to offering my guests an enjoyable walking holiday in wild Mayo and Connemara, while adhering to the principles of sustainable tourism. Discover our history, legends and vibrant culture, while getting out and about. Give me a call !

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Call on : Tel. + 353 – (0)86_ – 8318748.

E-mail on : info@tourismpurewalking.com

Upcoming Events

Jun
23
Sat
2018
10:00 Iniskea North Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Iniskea North Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Iniskea North Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Iniskea North Island Guided Day Visit Location : Blacksod Pier (An Fód Dubh), The Mullet peninsula, northwest Mayo. Level : Easy Duration : approx. 7 hours (pier to pier). Description : This beautiful little island lies 3.5 km west of The Mullet … Continue reading
Aug
5
Sun
2018
10:00 Iniskea South Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Iniskea South Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – 17:00
Iniskea South Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Iniskea South Island Guided Day Visit Location : Blacksod Pier (An Fód Dubh), The Mullet peninsula, northwest Mayo. Level : Easy Duration : approx. 7 hours (pier to pier). Description : This beautiful little island lies 4 km west of The Mullet … Continue reading
Aug
25
Sat
2018
10:00 Nephin Mountain Guided Hike @ Lahardane village.
Nephin Mountain Guided Hike @ Lahardane village.
Aug 25 @ 10:00 – 15:00
Nephin Mountain Guided Hike @ Lahardane village.
Nephin Mountain Guided Hike Nephin is Connacht’s second highest mountain, offering superb views in all directions from its central location. A great day’s hillwalk. Location : Lahardane village, County Mayo. Level : Difficult, as the entire ascent is pretty tough going. Duration … Continue reading
Sep
2
Sun
2018
all-day France Guided Walking Week @ Rural South of France
France Guided Walking Week @ Rural South of France
Sep 2 – Sep 9 all-day
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May
2
Thu
2019
all-day Poland Wildlife Trip 2019 @ National Parks of Eastern Poland
Poland Wildlife Trip 2019 @ National Parks of Eastern Poland
May 2 – May 9 all-day
Poland Wildlife Trip 2019 @ National Parks of Eastern Poland
Join our small group for a fantastic week of bird watching and wildlife spotting in Poland. This trip is full board for 7 nights based in two magnificent National Parks of Eastern Poland, with our wonderful local guide, who is … Continue reading

Urlaur Priory in East Mayo

Urlaur Priory near Kilmovee, East County Mayo Dedicated to St. Thomas Aquinas, Urlaur Priory (Urlaur Abbey) was founded in the early 1430s during the last years of the pontificate of Martin V. This foundation was ‘irregular’, as no permission had … Continue reading

Keenagh Loop Walk in the Bogs of West Mayo

Keenagh Loop Walk If you’re looking for a walk that represents west Mayo well, without the extra effort of climbing a mountain, then Keenagh Loop Walk may fit the bill. Be sure to bring along at least one walking pole … Continue reading

Spanish Armada and Mayo

1588 – The Spanish Armada and Mayo In May 1588, King Philip II of Spain sent his armada of ships towards the English Channel, under the command of Alonso Pérez de Gúzman, Duke of Medina-Sidonia (a municipality near Cádiz in … Continue reading

Balla to Ballintubber Walk

From Round Tower to Abbey Our round towers and abbeys are among the most visible still extant reminders of early and medieval Christian Ireland. While the former date from the 9th to 11th centuries, what remain of our medieval abbeys … Continue reading

What Now for the Wild Nephin Farce?

Coillte has exited, so what now for the ‘Wild Nephin’ farce? Farce (n); a broadly humorous play based on … improbable situations; a ludicrous situation or action. [Collins] And so, just 8 years on, Coillte has exited stage left. Back … Continue reading

Tales from the GR36 Walking Route in the South of France

Tales from the GR36 Walking Route in the South of France Marie d’Arles “Je suis ravie de rencontrer quelqu’un”. Marie d’Arles smiled out from beneath her poncho. Despite her petite frame, she was no lightweight. Marie was undertaking the full … Continue reading

11 Great West of Ireland Pubs

Naturally, my bias ensures that 5 of these 11 great West of Ireland pubs are located in Mayo, but what else would you expect? The Irish pub can be such an alien concept to continental Europeans, especially the southern French … Continue reading

Guided Walking Holiday in the South of France

Guided Walking Holiday in the South of France Once her official character was demasked, Michèle was a hoot. In her capacity as receptionist and ticket seller at la Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs, she was as detached as any other French … Continue reading