Single supplement: + €300
20% required when booking
Day 1; Arrive Galway and spend your first night in the city.
Day 2;Travel by public transport to Rossaveal for ferry crossing to Inish Mor
Last ferry to Inish Mor from Rossaveal is at 6.30pm (April to September) or 6pm (October to March). If you catch the earlier ferry at 10.30am you will have a chance to explore part of the island.
Overnight Inish Mor
Day 3; Full day Inish Mor 16km, 5 hours, 180m ascent
A full day on Inish Mor gives you the oppurtunity to experience the island while walking quiet country lanes and grassy tracks from Kilronan pier to the beach at Cill Mhuirbhigh and back by Gort na gCapaill and Bothar na gCreag passing sites like Teampall Chiarain, Tur Eochaill, the Goat Farm, an Teach Mor (Kelp House), a viewing point for the seal colony and the swans at Loch Phort Corruch. Dun Aonghasa, Poll na bPeist and many other sites are close by while taking in spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
DAY 4: Oughterard -Maam Cross21km , approx. 5 hours, elevation 115m
Todays walk takes you from the flatter landscape of Galway into the beginning of a wilder landscape carved out by nature over 600 million years. A boardwalk path protects the delicate bogland environment from erosion and makes for a very pleasant and relatively flat days walking today. A view of the stunning Maumturks will end your day of walking in the Maam valley leaving you eager to experience the wilder side of Connemara.
DAY 5: Maam Valley - Lough Inagh15km , 5 hours, ascent 300m
The word Maam comes from the Irish word Mam, meaning mountain pass. This hints at the nature of todays trail. The approach to Maumean, the pass you will cross to reach the Inagh Valley, is a long but very gradual climb. You will be rewarded at the top with unrivalled views of the Twelve Bens and the Inagh Valley. Nestled at the top of the pass is a tiny church, a lovely spot to sit and take some time.
Overnight Inagh Valley
DAY 6: Lough Inagh to Leenane Distance 15km, 5 hours, ascent 100m
Flanked by the Maumturks on your right and the Twelve Bens on your left, you will leave the Inagh valley, along forestry trails to be rewarded with your first views of Killary harbour, Irelands only fjord. Leenane awaits with good food, music and perhaps a pint of the black stuff.
Day 7; Extra day Leenane
DAY 8: Leenane - Drummin 18km , 6 to 7 hours, ascent 570m
Leaving leenane and Co Galway behind, your walk into the Sheefry hills offers up some stunning views of the Erriff valley, an upland area farmed according to very old traditions which have shaped the land for centuries.
DAY 9: Drummin – Westport22km, 7 to 8 hours, ascent 390m
Walking at the foot of Croagh Patrick today, the trail takes you around this mountain which is a world7famous pilgrimage site where thousands of people come every year to reach the top, sometimes barefoot for prayer. After you leave Croagh patricks shadow you follow a coastal route into Westport town, where traditional music is never difficult to find and the craic is mighty.
DAY 10: Departure from Westport
Train services from Westport are excellent and we will provide you with all the travel details you will need to get you back to the airport or on to your next destination.
Average Persons Walking speed is 4Km ph so most walks are approx 4-5hrs per day at a pleasant pace.
Select number of days when booking
Single supplement: + €300
20% deposit required when booking
Included in costs
- Friendly and family run guest Houses and B+Bs (Irish Tourism Board Approved)
- Detailed maps, Water Proof Map Cover
- Detailed walking notes with interesting facts of areas visited and route descriptions.
- Maps and information are posted to you before you even come to Ireland.
- Luggage Transfer each day.
- Phone support along the way.(Accommodations and pickup numbers)
- All Information on public transport required will be given.
- Extra accommodation before and after your trip.
- Pickup from Shannon Airport.