Walk The Paths of History, Archaeology, Legends, Flora and Fauna – Walking Holidays In Ireland

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A guided walking holiday is the perfect way to get to know an area.  Guides are usually knowledgeable about all types of things like history, archaeology, geology, legends and more. 

Donegal in the far north west of Ireland is one of the remotest counties and one with the most stunning scenery.  Explore and discover the rugged mountain scenery and coastlines of a memorable walking holiday in Donegal. 

On this trip, based in Donegal Town, over three days you will get to experience some of Ireland’s incredible hiking trails and unspoilt scenery.  

The walks will include hiking through the Glencolmcille area, named after one of the patron saints of Ireland, St. Colm Cille.  There will be trekking up Mount Errigal, the tallest peak in Donegal. It is so high it can be seen for miles around.    

A day in Glenveagh National Park will take you on an old pilgrim route to Slieve League. This four-night holiday is on a B&B basis, with packed lunches included each walking day. This holiday is from August 19th, and costs from €659 per person sharing.  Details here.

The Extraordinary Burren Region

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The Burren in North County Clare is one of the most unusual and rarest of places.  It is a grey limestone karst region.  It appears barren and inhospitable, yet when you venture on it you will discover a whole treasury of flora and fauna. 

People lived in this harsh landscape and evidence of ring forts, fulachta fiadh (cooking areas), a dolmen, passage graves, and evidence of prehistoric dwellings abound.  A walking holiday, based in the spa town of Lisdoonvarna, will be your entry to this rugged landscape. 

Although the Burren is the smallest national park in Ireland, there are a variety of remarkable walking trails.  The best way to explore this region is in the company of an experienced walking guide. 

A three-day visit with TD Active Holidays will take you over the Green Roads of the Burren to explore this moonscapes. There will also be a visit to coastal Doolin, home of great traditional music and an optional walk along the famed Cliffs of Moher. This trip, is from October 7th and costs from €599 per person sharing.  Details here.  


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