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Hiking Ireland’s Coastal Northwest

Program No. 22544RJ
Strap on your walking shoes for an inspiring adventure along Ireland’s northwest coast, a region known for its timeless castles, medieval towns and pristine beauty.

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At a Glance

Discover the ancient and seemingly magical landscapes of Ireland on a hiking adventure through its northwest coastal region. From Letterkenny at the northern tip of the republic down through Yeats Country to Galway and the Aran Islands, experience the country’s natural and cultural variety with experts who interpret its timeless castles, medieval town centers and unrivaled wild beauty.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 4-9 miles on paths and mountain trails, mixed terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Discover the gentle beauty of Glenveagh National Park, with its meandering paths and flowers such as the beautiful fuchsias and rhododendrons.
  • Experience Galway, an iconic city of Ireland’s northwest, a bustling metropolitan city center with a flourishing culture.
  • Take a ferry to the Aran Islands to explore the unique landscapes and prehistoric stone forts of a place where you can still hear Gaelic being spoken.
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