5 or 8 Day Walking Holiday in Ireland’s South East
|Including : Walking the Wicklow Way, Tipperary, Glendalough-Cahir-Cashel-Galtees-Knockmealdowns and the Comeraghs.||
July 23rd - 30th
Aug 8th - 15th
Sept 11th - 18th
|Price: 5 Day Tour €535, 8 Day Tour €835
Deposit of €150 required to secure place
|Accomm: Guesthouse + Hotel|
Experience a Hill walking holiday you’ll never forget in Ireland’s South East. With the sunniest weather in Ireland it has the perfect scenic landscape for many outdoor activities including hill walking.
Ireland’s south east offers long sandy beaches, culture, history, wonderful old castles, monastic sites and most of all excellent mountain ranges to explore.
From the diversity of the Wicklow mountains with there excellent U-shaped glacial valleys and impressive waterfalls to the rolling hills of the Galtees with the sharp corries of the Comeraghs and the impressive views of the Knockmealdowns over looking lush green fields hill walkers are truly spoilt for choice in this wonderful area. This part of Ireland also holds great historical and cultural interest. Such as Glendalough in County Wicklow, the 6th century monastic site of St Kevin and the Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig) in Tipperary, more formally St. Patrick's Rock, it is also known as Cashel of the Kings and was the seat of the High Kings of Munster. These are just two of the wonderful areas we will visit while on this tour as well as many others.
The south east is a very popular holiday destination not just for tourists but for the Irish themselves with miles of long beaches and coastline, it is an area where many Irish go to relax, unwind and enjoy the great outdoors.
Day 1: Glendalough Co. Wicklow (The Garden of Ireland)
With a pickup from Dublin at 10am on the day of departure we will drive deep in to the heart of County Wicklow to Glendalough. Glendalough “the valley of the two lakes” is a U-shaped glacial valley and St Kevin’s 6th century monastic site. It is an area of renowned beauty and one of the most visited places in Ireland. It is the gem of the Wicklow Mountains National Park.
After we have settled into our accommodation we will go for a short walk in the area to stretch our legs and get a feel for the area. For those of you who would like to enjoy a cycle in the area, bikes can be provided.
In the evening we will visit the wonderful Wicklow Heather Restaurant to enjoy a lovely meal and then listen to some music in Lynhams close by.
Day 2: Lough Tay (Walking the Wicklow Way) 13km 4hrs
The Wicklow way is the first way marked trail in Ireland pioneered by JB Malone in the 1980s. It winds in a southerly direction from Dublin through some of the finest scenery in all of Ireland towards Clonegal in County Carlow.
We will be walking one of my favorite parts of the Wicklow way today from Lough Tay back to Glendalough. Starting from just outside Roundwood at Lough Tay (Guinness’s Lake). There are breathtaking views towards Lough Dan and South Wicklow. We will follow the Wicklow way trail as it makes it way back towards Glendalough where we are staying.
Day 3: Cahir and the Knockmealdowns 10Km 4hrs
We will be travelling to Cahir in Co Tipperary with a stop on the way to visit one of finest and impressive looking castles in Ireland “the rock of Cashel”. The castle sits high on a hill over looking Cashel and the surrounding areas. We will then continue onto Cahir and settle into our accommodation before an afternoon walk in the Knockmealdowns. The Knockmealdowns
Mountains straddle the Waterford and Tipperary border and offer excellent panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
We willalso visit the town of Cashel with its impressive castle,Day 4: Walk in The Galtees 14Km 4.5hrs
After breakfast we will visit Ireland’s Golden Vale called this for it’s lush green fields and dairy farming which sit between parts of Limerick, Tipperary and Cork. We will walk Galty Beg with an option of going onto Galty Mor. We start this walk from the Glen of Aherlow in Tipperary and follow a spur up along the side of Galtees towards Galty Beg and Galty Mor.
The highest peak in the Galtees is that of Galtymore which rises to 917 m (3,009 ft).
Day 5: Your Day or Activities Day
The following day is your day for relaxing taking a look about the town of Cahir and it’s very impressive castle or trying another activity close to Cahir where we are staying.
- Horse Riding
- Heritage Trail
- Superb Bars & Restaurants
- Visit the Swiss Cottage.
Day 6: Walk in the Comeraghs, Coumshingaun 12Km 4hrs
The Comeraghs are located in the centre of County Waterford and there is not a day in the year without mountaineers, hill walkers and climbers out enjoying them. They are definitely one of the finest ranges in Ireland and have an unparalleled mix of mountain features. There's the long and precipitous Knockanaffrin Ridge, the magnificent plateau, the falls in Coum Mahon, the mysterious Foill an Priosun, the tremendous variety in the coums of the Nire Valley, the surprising Coum Iarthar, the historic Crotty's Lake, the wealth of flora and fauna and most of all, the shadowy depths and astounding glacial amphitheatre of Coumshingaun
Day 7: The Glen Of Aherlow: Choice of walk.
Today we visit the Glen of Aherlow which is a quiet country valley and stretches through 20 Km of unspoilt countryside with the Galtees in view to the north of this vale. There are two lake walks - Lough Curra and Lake Muskry. The walks are up to 4 hours for the casual walker. These routes take you onto the Galtee Mountains where you can enjoy clear air, superb views, corrie lakes, wooded foothills, mountain streams and open moorland.
Afterwards we can go and have an evening meal in Cahir.
Day 8th :
Make our return to Dublin.
Cost per person sharing for the 5 Day Tour is €535 and the 8 Day Tour is €835
With a single supplement of €125
Minimum numbers would be 5 and max would be 12 for this tour.
Accommodation in Dublin before and after this trip can be arranged for you.
- 4/7 nights accommodation that's approved by the Irish Tourist Board.
- Transport from and to Dublin. (Pickup from Airport on request)
- Breakfast each morning,
- 3/4 evening meals (Restaurants)
- lunch for walks.
- Numerous guided walks with full time guide.
- Visited places of interest in the South East of Ireland.
- Plenty of local knowledge.