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Hiking The Heart of Ireland

By Bri Walston - August 14 - 21, 2024

About The Hiking The Heart of Ireland Trip

Start in Dublin, where you’ll dive into a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. Learn about the country’s most famous beer and wrap up your first day with a welcome dinner in one of Dublin’s lively restaurants.

Hike through the stunning Wicklow Mountains and explore the ancient Glendalough Monastic Settlement. You’ll also visit Kilkenny, a medieval city full of history, before heading back to Dublin for the night.

The third day is all about the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. You’ll stop at Bunratty Castle and traverse the lunar-like Burren National Park, ending the day in Galway City.

Enjoy some free time in Galway before making your way to Killarney. This charming town, surrounded by lakes and mountains, is your gateway to the Ring of Kerry.

Day five is a full exploration of the Ring of Kerry. Drive through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and stop at Molls Gap for incredible views, ending with dinner in Killarney.

Your sixth day is an adventurous hike through the Gap of Dunloe. Walk between the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and Purple Mountain, and visit Kate Kearney’s Cottage. The day is filled with stunning views, especially from the Lakes of Killarney, and ends with another relaxing evening in Killarney.

The trip wraps up in Cork, where you can choose your own adventure, whether it’s local hiking trails or a visit to Fota Island. Your final night includes a farewell dinner in Cork, celebrating a week of unforgettable Ireland.

  • Spinc and Gleanealo Valley – 5.9 mi – 3hr 10m
  • Ballinastoe Wood – 2.3mi – 1h 30m
  • Cliffs of MoherCoastal Walk North (Long) – 12.4 mi – 4.5hr
  • Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk South (Short) – 3.5mi – 1.5-2hr
  • Dunloe Gap Walk – Short – 1.3mi – 40min
  • Dunloe Gap Walk – Full – 6.2mi – 4-5hrs
  • Old Head of Kinsale – 3.7mi – 1.5hr

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