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Jun
23
Sat
2018
Iniskea North Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Jun 23 @ 10:00 – 17:00

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).
iniskea north island guided visit
Description :
This beautiful little island lies 3.5 km west of The Mullet peninsula, beyond Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead), but is some 12km and 1 hour from Blacksod pier. Abandoned since the 1930s, this tranquil spot is now home to seabirds and grey seals, ruined houses, early Christian settlements, monuments and wildflowers.
The boat ride out is a pleasure in itself, as we look out for dolphins and more. Walking on the island is taking a step back in time, as we recount how the islanders once lived and what caused them to abandon their homes. A trip to Iniskea is a truly fascinating, peaceful and memorable day out, filled with stories of the past.
Please allow around 90 minutes to get to Blacksod pier (signposted An Fód Dubh) from Castlebar, Westport or Ballina. You will drive through Bangor Erris and then Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead). The boat, which has a capacity of 12 passengers, leaves at 10.00 and typically returns to the pier around 17.00.
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Iniskea North Island – Prices, Reservation & Special Conditions (please read carefully)

Please note :

This day trip to Iniskea can be booked by pre-payment only, by using the PayPal system below. Payment is not accepted on the day of travel. Cancellations subsequent to payment having been made will not be entertained and will forfeit 100% of the payment. In the case of the trip being cancelled by Tourism Pure Walking Holidays however, either due to the boat captain’s decision regarding weather conditions or due to insufficient bookings, you will of course be refunded 100% of the charge incurred.

Adult
Date :
€ 50
Younger Person of 13 to 18 years
Date :
€ 30

Having hit the “Add to Cart” button, please proceed to the shop in the right-hand column of the website to checkout. Please provide your mobile phone number during the booking process, so you can be updated with the weather forecast and if the trip is going ahead, prior to the date.

This trip is not suitable for under 13 year olds!

Enjoy this video introducing you to The Mullet Peninsula of Northwest Mayo.

Aug
5
Sun
2018
Iniskea South Island Guided Visit @ An Fód Dubh
Aug 5 @ 10:00 – 17:00

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).
Iniskea south island guided visit
Description :
This beautiful little island lies 4 km west of The Mullet peninsula, beyond Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead). Abandoned since the 1930s, this tranquil spot is now home to seabirds and grey seals, ruined houses, wildflowers and the remains of its once thriving whaling station.
The 30 minute boat ride out is a pleasure in itself, as we look out for dolphins and more. Walking on the island is taking a step back in time, as we recount how the islanders once lived and what caused them to abandon their homes. A trip to Iniskea is a truly fascinating, peaceful and memorable day out, filled with stories of the past.
Please allow around 90 minutes to get to Blacksod pier (signposted An Fód Dubh) from Castlebar, Westport or Ballina. You will drive through Bangor Erris and then Belmullet (Béal an Mhuirthead). The boat, which has a capacity of 12 passengers, leaves at 10.00 and typically returns to the pier around 17.00.

Iniskea South Island – Prices, Reservation & Special Conditions (please read carefully)

Please note :

This day trip to Iniskea can be booked by pre-payment only, by using the PayPal system below. Payment is not accepted on the day of travel. Cancellations subsequent to payment having been made will not be entertained and will forfeit 100% of the payment. In the case of the trip being cancelled by Tourism Pure Walking Holidays however, either due to the boat captain’s decision regarding weather conditions or due to insufficient bookings, you will of course be refunded 100% of the charge incurred.

Adult
Date :
€ 50
Younger Person of 13 to 18 years
Date :
€ 30

Having hit the “Add to Cart” button, please proceed to the shop in the right-hand column of the website to checkout. Please provide your mobile phone number during the booking process, so you can be updated with the weather forecast and if the trip is going ahead, prior to the date.

This walk is not suitable for under 13 year olds!

Enjoy this video introducing you to The Mullet Peninsula of Northwest Mayo.

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Nephin Mountain Guided Hike @ Lahardane village.
Aug 25 @ 10:00 – 15:00

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.

Nephin Mountain Guided Hike

Nephin Mountain (806 m).

Location : Lahardane village, County Mayo.

Level : Difficult, as the entire ascent is pretty tough going.

Duration : 5 hours.

Nephin Mór Hillwalk Description :  Just outside the small village of Lahardane and towering above Lough Conn to 806m, Nephin is more a large mound than a pointed peak. Nevertheless, it offers lovely hillwalking, of around 4.5 to 5.5 hours duration. We will begin by traversing a plantation forest, before climbing the western edge of the great northern corrie. Our descent is by the eastern edge of the corrie, finishing by traversing the same plantation as before. In between, there is bog that can be quite wet, so be sure to have good waterproof hiking boots.

Given its central location in the county, Nephin is perhaps better known than its bigger brother, Mweelrea – Connacht’s highest mountain. Nephin commands a special place in the consciousness of all Mayo people, especially those from the north.

Come along and enjoy a great day’s hillwalk up the mountain. Reaching the top is a great feeling and the views, when it’s clear, are wonderful. Look out across Loughs Conn and Cullin, the Nephin Beg mountain range to the west, Croagh Patrick beyond and, if you’re lucky, as far as Slieve League in county Donegal.

Do please let me know by e-mail, contact form or phone, on 086_ – 8318748, if you’d like to join, as numbers are limited for this mountain hike.

This event tends to run 4 times per year : in early January, mid March, June bank holiday weekend and again in late August or early September.

Essential gear : This is a mountain hike. Please bring waterproof clothing and hiking boots, woolly hat, gloves, sun cream, food and water. Bring several layers of upper body clothing, so you can add on or peel off as required. Irrespective of the time of year or general weather, it is cold on the top of Nephin, so please come prepared. Under no circumstances will you be allowed to climb if you do not have proper hiking footwear and appropriate gear.

Nephin Mountain Guided Hike – Prices & Reservation

Choose your preferred date from the drop-down menu below. Please note that cancellations within one week of the event date will not receive a refund.

Adult
Date :
€ 10

Having hit the “Add to Cart” button, please proceed to the shop in the right-hand column of the website to checkout.

This hillwalk is not suitable for under 16 year olds!

 

Sep
2
Sun
2018
France Guided Walking Week @ Rural South of France
Sep 2 – Sep 9 all-day
May
2
Thu
2019
Poland Wildlife Trip 2019 @ National Parks of Eastern Poland
May 2 – May 9 all-day

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 a National Parks Ranger in Poland.

Provisional dates for our 2019 trip are from Thursday May 2nd to Thursday May 9th, inclusive. The cost is €850 pps, not including flights from Dublin to Warsaw.

 

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This site holds Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Penduline Tit, etc.

For further event details, please visit http://tourismpurewalking.com/poland-wildlife-tour/

Listen to what Éanna and Richard from Mooney Goes Wild thought of their participation on this trip.

To read my report on our 2015 trip, please visit http://tourismpurewalking.com/wildlife-tour-poland-2015-report/

Please call 086-8318748 or email info [at] tourismpurewalking.com if you would like to join our small group or to ask any questions.