Connemara And Western Way

Co. Galway, Ireland

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Highlights on this trip include: 

  • Killary Harbour, Irelands only true Fjord
  • Assleigh falls site of the iconic scene from the movie ‘The Field’
  • Dramatic wild landscapes, lakes and mountains
  • Thatched cottages and turf cutting
  • Traditional Irish Music sessions

& so much more….

Grade
Leisurely - Challenging
Distance
179km (111 miles)
Duration
6 - 9 days
Dates
01 Mar - 12 Oct
Type
Self Guided
Rating
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Connemara And Western Way - Overview

Mountains in Connemara Ireland

An area synonymous with John Fords, Hollywood brand of The West of Ireland. You can almost touch that Ireland of yester – year, the world of John Wayne and Maureen O Hara from the Quiet man. Ford chose this area for good reason. This 114 Km route crosses through stunning, remote and wild Irish landscape. This is home to the Tribe of The Seas,

The lofty mountain ranges of the Twelve Bens and The Maamturks stand sentinel over a wild remote landscape of bogs and small loughs.

The Great Famine of the mid nineteenth century absolutely decimated this area and the tragic story of Doolough epitomises what happened here.

The Western Way runs from Oughterard in Co. Galway to Westport in Co. Mayo.

Towards the end of the walk stands the iconic Croagh Patrick,a spiritual mecca for the Irish from Pagan times through to early Christian and right up until today. Beautiful Clew Bay with its plethora of ‘sunken drumlin islands’ lead us into the historic town of Westport.

This vibrant town in County Mayo is famed from far and wide for its music, old world  Irish pub culture and fine restaurants.

Highlights on this trip include: 

  • The only true Irish Fjord, Killary harbour.
  • The Assleigh falls, famed for the scene from the film adaptation of John B.Keanes play, ‘The Field’
  • The town of Clifden, fine restaurants and home to the annual Connemara pony show.
  • Walk on the edge of the impressive Maamturk Mountain range
  • The beautiful Lough Inagh valley
  • The magnificent Twelve Bens mountain range.
  • The vibrant town of Westport with music, song and dance

Connemara And Western Way - Available Hikes

Enjoy the walk at your own pace

Our Leisurely Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Leisurely Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 12 – 17 km (7 – 11 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 3 – 6 hours

Leisurely Itineraries Available

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Enjoy the walk at your own pace

Our Moderate Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Moderate Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 16 – 20 km (12 – 13 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 5 – 7 hours

Moderate Itineraries Available

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Enjoy the walk at your own pace

Our Challenging Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Challenging Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 22 – 30 km (14 – 19 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 6 – 9 hours

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Connemara And Western Way - Travel

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Connemara And Western Way - Additional Activities

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Connemara And Western Way - Guide Price List

€565

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6 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €300

Book Challenging

€665

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7 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €330

Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€745

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8 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €380

Book Challenging

€840

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9 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €430

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