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July 6th – 8th 2018

Cost: €295pps, Single Supplement €75 (limited places) Hilltoptreks Members: €255

Lough Ineagh - Connemara

Transport avail: €40 rtn
Deposit of €35 required at the time of booking.
(There is a 3% booking Fee)

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Includes

  • 2 nights BB with breakfast in the Foyles Hotel in Clifden town
  • 1 Evening meal
  • Entrance into Kylemore Abbey
  • 3 Guided walks with qualified guides.

Pickup: From the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (Dublin) at 09:30am

If you are making your own way down we will meet you in Foyles Hotel in Clifden at 14:00


Connemara sits in the very west of Ireland in County Galway. It is Irish landscape at its most dramatic with soaring mountains, scattered Loughs and an intricate coastline and on this trip you will explore the best of the west.

Day 1) Transfer from Dublin, Connemara National Park and Diamond Hill.
Make our way to Clifden with a stop along the way.Walk on Diamond Hill

On arrival to Clifden and after settling into our accommodation we can take a short scenic trip to the Connemara National Park and walk on Diamond Hill.

Walk on Diamond Hill: Our walk starts near the small town of Letterfrack in the National Park at the visitor centre.
Following a well marked trail that zig - zags up wards to the summit of this cone shaped hill at 445m. This is a beautiful walk with incredible views in all directions. You can look to the sea to Inishturk, Inishbofin and Inishshark; to Tully Mountain rising over Ballynakill Harbour and along the intricate Connemara coastline.  

To the north and east, the Twelve Bens are nothing short of sensational. To the northeast, Kylemore Abbey’s gothic turrets stand out from neighbouring Kylemore Lough; and directly north, the summit of Mweelrea, Connaught’s highest mountain.

Grade: moderate Length 7 km, Duration: 2.5 hrs, Ascent: 400m, Terrain: Gravel tracks and paved mountain paths

Afterwards return to Clifden to refresh, enjoy dinner and relax

Overnight in Clifden – famous for being the capital of Connemara, music and its Oyster festival.

Day 2) Walk in Connemara - visit Kylemore Abbey- stay in ClifdenKylemofre Abbey - Connemara
Walk: Killary Harbour famine Walk

Killary Fjord – Famine Walk - Ireland’s only real Fjord called Killary. This walk is a wonderful easy type walk along the side of this Fjord on a clear path or track.  The walk is along the southern side of the Fjord with Mweelrea Connaught’s or Mayo’s highest Mountain on the other side

We start this walk from Rossroe, which sits at the very southern end of the Fjord and return back by the famine walk. It is called the famine walk due to the fact that the pathway was built during the famine 1845- 49 as relief work in the area and there is also a famine village close by where many of the local people perished during this period in Ireland.

Grade easy moderate Length 8 km, Duration: 2.5 - 3 hrs, Ascent: 120m, Terrain: Clear paths and tracks.

Afterwards we can visit Kylemore Abbey - Kylemore is home to a community of nuns of the Benedictine Order who came here in 1920 after their abbey in Ypres, Belgium was destroyed in World War I – A beautiful place to visit with a gothic church and Victorian Gardens.

After our visit we can make our way back to Clifden to freshen up and relax for the evening

There are many great bars to enjoy some live music in the town.

Irish traditional musiciansDay 3) Walk on Omey Island - return to Dublin
After breakfast we will take a short drive to start a short walk before returning to Dublin

Walk on Omey Island - (This is tide dependent) - otherwise we will do a short walk closeby.

Omey is in Claddaghduff is accessible at low tide every day by crossing acres of firm sandy beach, either in a car or on foot.
Omey Island has a wealth of antiquities. The ruins of Teampaill Féichín (Feichin’s Church), a medieval church built on a 7th century Christian settlement lie close to the north coast. The church was covered in sand until 1981 and it is surrounded by the remains of a semi-sunken village that was wiped out during the Famine. St Feichin’s Holy Well can also be found to the west, just above a rocky inlet. The island is now largely abandoned, with some part-time residents during the summer months. It once supported a population of over four hundred souls. It is however the main burial ground for this region, utilizing an ancient burial ground associated with St Brendan.

Walk easy: Length 4 km, Duration: 2.5 hrs, Ascent: 50m, Terrain: sand, rock and grassland.


This trip is open to those who who have appropriate footwear and rain gear. We have had great fun on previous weekends away so are hoping for a lively, easy going gang who love walking, and exploring some of the hidden treasures in this country. 

Kylemore Abbey from Diamond Hill

A non-refundable deposit of €35 is required to secure your place and due to the limited accommodation options, we are capping numbers initially at 20.

What to bring: Walking boots, walking socks, rain gear, backpack, flask, camera, sun cream.

Date: July 6th – 8th 2018

Cost: €295pps, Single Supplement €75 (limited places) Hilltoptreks Members: €255

Transport avail: €40 rtn

Deposit of €35 required at the time of booking.
(There is a 3% booking Fee)

booknow

Includes

  • 2 nights BB with breakfast in the Foyles Hotel in Clifden town
  • 1 Evening meal
  • Entrance into Kylemore Abbey
  • 2 Guided walks with qualified guides.

Pickup: From the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (Dublin) at 09:30am

If you are making your own way down we will meet you in Foyles Hotel in Clifden at 14:00

Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 2 weeks in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than one month in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made one or more months in advance.

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