Cliffs of Moher, West of Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way
Location

Cliffs of Moher, Connemara National Park & Aran Islands

The deep west of Ireland is where this wonderful adventure tour will take you. Walk across the wild Atlantic edge of the Cliffs of Moher and evening coastal walk around Murrisk loop..  This tour will take you through the valleys of Connemara, and on the final day, you will take a ferry to Inis Mor where you will enjoy an optional bike ride along the old country roads, with an abundance of stone walls and historical sites. Overnight for two nights at the foot of Croagh Patrick near Westport.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Early morning Boyne River ancient open boat tour
  • Evening stroll around Murrisk loop
  • Climb the Holy mountain of Croagh Patrick
  • Sea kayaking in Clew Bay (optional extra)
  • Overnight in the remoteness of Connemara Region
  •  Biking along the Great Western Greenway (optional extra)
  • Trek along the Atlantic Edge walk to Cliffs of Moher
  •  Enjoy small village Irish music session in Doolin
  • Drive through Connemara Region, Doolagh Valley and Killary Fjord
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • Day trip by boat to Inis Mor on the Aran Islands
  • Choice of a scenic bike ride or small bus tour around Aran Islands
  • Dun Aongeas Fort

INCLUSIONS

  • Highly trained local Irish Guides
  • A journey of discovery in an Irish Experience mini coach
  • 3 light breakfasts
  • 3 nights accommodation (3 nights in quality accommodation ).
  • Personally guided nature walks
  • Ferry to and from Aran Islands
  • Personally Guided hike to Croagh Patrick
  • Cliffs of Moher / Connemara
  • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work
  • All relevant taxes.

 FREETIME

  • Plenty of free time in many of the towns and villages we visit.
  • Experience local Irish Pubs with traditional Irish Music.
  • Many of the walks and hikes give you time to share the experience with like-minded young travelling companions.

FREE TIME

  • Discover the sights and sounds of the Aran Islands at your own pace.
  • An exhilarating hike to the top of Croagh Patrick
  • Listening to live Irish Music in a traditional Irish Pub, in local Irish Pub

Additional information

Duration4 Days
Departure Point8:30 am Jurys Inn, Moore St Plaza, Parnell St, Store Street, Dublin, Ireland
AccommodationHostel, B&B

DAY 1: Dublin to Connemara

Failte Romhat; (Welcome), Your tour starts when we leave the capital city of Dublin and make our way to the Boyne Valley, for The Kings boat tour along the Boyne river in a ‘currach’, ancient small sized boats that has featured many times in Game of Thrones.
Onwards through the stunning Boyne Valley area, we’ll head for Galway city. Here you’ll have some free time to wander around this medieval city. From there it is then through the ‘savage beauty’ of the Connemara region.
Here we will settle into our accommodation at the foot of Croagh Patrick on the edge of Connemara. Before a tasty evening meal in a local pub (optional) we will go for a wee stroll around some of the coastal path of Murrisk loop, followed by a pint of the black stuff.

DAY 2: Full Day Croagh Patrick & Westport

Enjoy a free day and get out and explore the savage beauty of the Connemara Region. There are many excellent outdoor activities available in the region, with your guide you can navigate the stony path to the summit of Croagh Patrick, or if climbing a mountain is not your thing , at your own expense, go kayaking along Clew Bay, or bike along The Great Western Greenway or just spend some time around the historic Westport town and visit it’s attractions.
Return to our wilderness accommodation, via ‘savage beauty’ of the Connemara region and its lakes and valleys.
If you don’t fancy doing any of the activities, you can spend the afternoon in Westport, take a guided walking tour, visit Westport house or catch a trad session in a local pub.
Overnight in Murrisk.

DAY 3: Aran Islands & Doolin

This morning we will catch the ferry to Inis Mor, the largest of the 3 Aran Islands. After the 40 mins boat trip, you can choose to explore the island by foot, bike, bus or horse and cart. Travel back in time as we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls wait as you explore the island by bike. After lunch and visits to the islands main attractions, such as Dun Aongas and the wormhole, home of the Red Bull diving experience.
Inis Mór is the largest of the three Aran Islands (7,635 acres) and includes several ancient stone forts and churches among its antiquities. Most impressive of the stone forts is Dun Aengus. It is semicircular, resting on the edge of a perpendicular cliff rising 100 metres out of the ocean. The fort consists of an inner court 50 metres across surrounded by a wall six metres high and five metres thick at the base. Outside is a rampart, a defence formed by sharp-pointed stones set closely together.
Dun Aengus superb position and it’s structural perfection, have prompted many experts to pronounce it one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Europe. There are about 1100 inhabitants on Inis Mor making it by far the most populated of the islands. The main village on the island is Kilronan, which has a quite large new harbour that accommodates a vast amount of tourist travel to the island. The best way to see Inis Mor is to hire a bike or take a Pony & Trap. You can also go bus tour which is also recommended.
In the evening we will catch the ferry back to Doolin , where you will overnight in this charming little village, famous for it’s traditional Irish music and warm cosy pubs.

Tips: For a small fee upgrade your bike to electric and bike through the maze of stone walls. 

DAY 4: Cliffs of Moher to Dublin

This morning we will have time for a pleasant stroll along the Atlantic edge to the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level. You will see the gradual rise of the cliffs in the distance, depending on the weather, the waves of the Atlantic crashing below at the base of the cliffs. The walk is along a gravel path with flagstone steps cut out of the terrain to cross the drains and streams and on the steeper inclines.
You will walk along until you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level, where views of the Dingle Peninsula and Loop Head in the South, the Aran Islands to the West with the Twelve Pins and mountains of Connemara to the North can be seen on a clear day. O’Brien’s Tower is near the highest point and serves as an excellent viewing platform, as has been the case for hundreds of years.
Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Dublin by a private coach from Bunratty.

FROM DUBLIN: 

8.15AM from the entrance Jurys Inn, Moore St Plaza, Parnell St, Store Street, Dublin, Ireland

We’ve chosen high-quality accommodation in a variety of hostels, bed and breakfasts, Guesthouses, wilderness lodges, cabins and historic hotels.

To request an accommodation upgrade, please email us (info@irishexperiencetours.com) to book.

Quality – Hostel ­& Lodge:

Rest up for next day’s adventure in atmospheric and centrally located hostel & lodge accommodation. All prices are based on per person sharing

Quad-share accommodation is included with your tour. You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a single or twin/double private room (subject to availability).

(*single room supplement €25 per person per night)

(*double/twin room supplement €15 per person per night)

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Classic – Bed & Breakfast ­& Hotel

Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in charming and locally owned Bed & Breakfast & Hotel accommodation.

Twin-share accommodation is included with your tour. You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a single or twin/double private room (subject to availability).

(*single room supplement €30 per person per night)

To request an accommodation upgrade, please email us (info@irishexperiencetours.com) to book.

Please note: 

Twin/Double upgrades are based on two people sharing and can only be booked if you are travelling with a companion.