Experience the unique nature and culture of Connemara and the Aran Islands with an expert walking guide. Connemara, renowned for its varied landscape of rugged mountains, bogs and scenic coastal villages, has many exciting walking opportunities waiting to be explored by the discerning walker. The unique Karstic (limestone) landscape of the Aran Islands, with its rich monastic history, renders them a virtual open air museum. However much of this experience is missed by visitors unless they undertake a walk in the company of an experienced guide.
A wide variety of walks can be provided: hill walks; local looped walks and themed walks such as seashore/bog walks. Walks can last a few hours or a full day – depending on customer requirements. Walks can be designed to meet a wide variety of needs. Local transport can be arranged to pick up clients from their accommodation if required. A return trip by boat from Ros an Mhíl harbour and a good walk on any one of the three Aran Islands can be made in a single day.
Máirtín Ó Conghaile lives in south Connemara. He has a special interest in geography and local history and has a professional qualification (FETAC L6), in Marine and Countryside Guiding.
It is advisable to book 4 weeks in advance of your preferred walk date. A deposit of half of the agreed cost of the total price of the walk is required to book a place on a walking tour.
In the unlikely event that a walk is cancelled you will be entitled to a full refund. We will not be responsible however for other expenses that you may have incurred, such as travel or accommodation.
If we decide that a scheduled walk is unsafe under prevailing or (forecasted) weather conditions, we may change the walk location or route to a safer alternative. You are not entitled to cancel any confirmed booking on the basis of weather conditions.
Climbing hills and mountains is a dangerous and sometimes demanding activity. Steep ground, exposed rock and cliffs, which are a feature of many of the hill walks featured, bring a serious risk of injury from slips and falls. There are risks associated with wind and mist also; hypothermia can develop or underlying health conditions can be triggered by strenuous exercise.
While we have public liability insurance, clients are not covered by this. It is recommended that all walkers are adequately covered by their own personal policies. Clients will be required to sign an indemnity form absolving the guide from all claims prior to the start of the walk.