Operating from the historic town of Killala, in one of the most beautiful, undiscovered parts of Ireland, Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours run relaxed heritage day tours and holiday packages - with a bit of craic thrown in! These tours are interactive, participative cultural experiences, offering a unique insight into Irish traditional culture and heritage. As well as historical and archaeological knowledge tours/loop walks in north Mayo, Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours offer traditional workshops e.g. blacksmithing, as well as wild food foraging and feasting, angling, culinary and music events in traditional Irish homes and environmental activities such as bird watching and bat detecting.
Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours are delighted to offer these truly interactive, cultural experiences - come and enjoy a unique, authentically Irish holiday with us. Activities on offer include:
Wild food foraging, recipe sharing & outdoor feasting
Culinary evening in a traditional home - with a bit of a traditional music session afterwards! (pub/non-pub)
Craft workshops in traditional blacksmithing, pottery, yoga, willow sculpting, landscape photography etc.
Close to the edge - spectacular cliff walks along majestic coastal routes
Guided historical, archaeological and environmental tours, bird watching and bat detecting etc.
Monastic manoeuvres – a tour of local friaries and Early Christian churches
Bog Day Afternoon – Learn about this unique landscape, habitat & the ancient human occupation which lies beneath
GAA Day – get an insight into Gaelic football from local team members, learn a few of the rules, and attend a game
The above tours/events are available as day tours or part of a holiday package. The main priority is that you enjoy your tour or holiday, Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours are happy to be flexible and tailor your holiday to suit you and your particular interests. Individuals, families and groups of up to 8 are catered for, ensuring complete attention for the duration of your stay (without living in your ear, of course!)
Denis Quinn, who is the main guide, is a Failte Ireland approved Marine & Countryside Guide (Local Guiding). He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Heritage Studies, and is happiest outdoors sharing his knowledge and love of the stunning north Mayo coastline.
Holiday packages include 4-star self-catering accommodation in Killala. B&B accommodation can be organised if required.
In order to make your holiday as sustainable and stress-free as possible, Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours can collect you from the train, bus or plane. Don't worry about driving on the left; it will be done for you! Transport is provided on all tours.
Come and holiday with Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours - learn new skills, connect with nature and enjoy the craic as you experience the real Ireland and its warm, welcoming people.