A Wee Ramble in Kenmare: Hiking Ireland’s Southwest Coast

Discover the wonders of Ireland as you cross emerald coasts, seafaring villages and treasured moorlands on glorious footpaths, learning from both locals and experts along the way.
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Program No. 21682RJ
9 days
Starts at
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At a Glance

Grab your shillelagh and learn about Ireland the best way possible — on hikes along quiet country lanes and centuries-old footpaths. Home for the week is the small town of Kenmare, situated along the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way. It’s the ideal base to discover prehistoric tombs, remote islands, timeless villages and serene nature preserves along the southwest Irish coast. Join us on some of the most glorious hikes in the country, with plenty of time to fortify yourself with a pint or cup of tea and an Irish scone.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 4-8 miles, approximately 3-5 hours per day. Walks will be on paths and mountain trails with little shade and up and down over mixed terrain (dirt, rocks, pavement, river banks, forest trails).
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy daily, expert-led walks through luminous green valleys, rock-studded mountains and colorful seafaring villages.
  • Discover the pastoral landscape of Killarney National Park, where oak and yew woodlands stretch for miles.
  • Hike through secluded moorlands and green meadows in Gleninchaquin.

General Notes

Please note that specific departures of this program were designed to be taken back to back with program 23555.
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