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Choose Your Own Adventure

Foraging Walks, Mountain Hikes, Navigation Training and Unique On Farm Heritage Craft Experiences in The Ring of Gullion, Mourne and Cooley Mountain Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


For a private guided walking experience contact us directly to organise your magical day


For all scheduled guided experiences check out our calendar of upcoming events above…  


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Featured Hikes

Slieve Foye Ridge Walk

Slieve Foye, Co. Louth

Moderate / Challenging 12.5 km

This moderate to challenging graded walk takes you well off the beaten track to climb County Louth’s highest peak. You’re well rewarded with a really stunning, rugged ridge top walk.

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Slieve Gullion

County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Yeats called it Irelands most mystic mountain and where the team at Mountain ways Ireland is proud to call home.

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Slieve Donard Guided Hike

County Down, Northern Ireland

CHALLENGING - £39 *Min. Group size applies 9.3 km

Let Mountain ways Ireland guide you to the top of Ulster’s highest mountain.

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Guided Experiences

Storytelling, myths and legends from the local guides as they welcome you to their homeplace.
Forage and Ferment. Explore Irelands flora and fauna, unique geology and thousands of years of history.
Embrace mountain, forest and coastal pathways with qualified Mountain leaders.
Touch and step inside ancient burial cairns older than the pyramids of Egypt. Have your lunch in an old mountainside stone masons smithy hut before continuing along smugglers mountain paths. Pass by old caves, ancient ‘booley’ sites and fairy forts.

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Special Events


Enjoy a fully immersive storytelling and butter making experience with Brian Hoey in a long-forgotten mountain booley.
On this special private access walking tour, enjoy an artisan picnic lunch with foraged treats straight from Brian’s wild larder.


Explore the ancient art of Foraging as Brian welcomes you onto his small mountain farm and introduces you to a secret world of wild edibles and medicinal plants, old Irish charms and cures.

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Brian points out the Ring of Gullion from the Cargas Loanin
Mountain ways Ireland Hiker on Slieve Binnian
Parasol Mushrooms in The Ring of Gullion
Tour guides for Mountain ways ireland winding road and carlingford lough
River pool in the Moune Mountains along the Mourne Mountain Way
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of experiences do you provide ?
  • - Foraging in all seasons, learn about edible, medicinal and poisonous
    wild plants, fungi and seaweed.
    - 'Booley and Butter', - - a unique on-farm experience, butter making
    and forgotten farming traditions
    - Guided mountain walks with qulified mountain leaders, in The Ring of
    Gullion, Mourne and Cooley Mountains
    - Mountain skills and leadership training,
    - Historical tours.

    Catering for everybody from private family bookings to Tour operator Groups.

  • How do I book a guided experience, workshop or walk?
  • You should first check our scheduled 'Upcoming Events Calendar' on the homepage. Any experience on there can be booked and paid directly online using all major credit cards. Our paymment gateways are secure to a worldclass level.

  • How do I book a private experience, workshop or walk directly with you?
  • If your choice of experience or walk is not scheduled at a convenient time or date on our 'Upcoming Events Calendar' then you can contact us via email ( or telephone ( 00353 87 2243176 )

  • What is the minimum group size that you will take ?
  • We can offer one to one private bookings for any of our experiences but obviously the rate will will be more costly, please contact us directly to enquire about your specific needs..

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