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Southern Gem Hiking Tour from Dublin - 7 days
Hiking tours from Dublin
This hiking tour is the Southern leg of the round-Ireland "Emerald Tour", and it'll be 7 days of pure enjoyment. This tour begins in Dublin and ends in Galway city.
Your tour is not about just hiking, it is about discovering the majestic, mystical island of Ireland. You will learn about the history of the emerald isle, the myths and legends, you will hear traditional Irish music everywhere you go and watch Gaelic sports being played.
Come along on this fantastic journey and let the emerald isle make it feel like your home. Let your guides take you on a journey you will never forget!
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Day 1: 8:00 a.m.
You will make your way to Glendalough guest house where you will be staying the night. You can get your gear ready and then you can begin your first walk. Glendalough is one of the most important religious centers in medieval Ireland. It is where St. Kevin resided and live happily with his fellow Christians, well, when the Vikings were not marauding around the monastery. You will see one of the finest examples of a round tower in the country. It is a truly majestic place.
Your first walk is a nice and easy three hour walk around the valley. Afterward you can relax and have dinner and maybe your first pint of Guinness in the local tavern.
You will fit a small walk in on the way down. You will be leaving Wicklow but before you leave your guide will bring you to a fairy fort the other side of Glendalough where you will learn about Irish folklore and the little people! There is a prize on offer for each person that spots a Leprachaun on the tour. You will go to the medieval city of Kilkenny where you can wander the small streets and admire the castle overlooking the city. From Kilkenny you'll head towards Tipperary(not so far on this road!) This is the home of hurling in Ireland and once the centre of Ireland where Brian Boru had his fortress before handing it over to the church. You will learn a lot about the early history on this day. Your brain will be so full of information before the end of the tour, you'll be able to dazzle your friends for months when you get home!
You'll make your way towards Limerick city, where you'll stop for a break and then onto Tralee, the home of the famous Rose of Tralee.
From there it is only a short hop to Dingle, via the village of Annascaul, where Tom Crean the famous Antartic adventurer lived, you may even stop for a tipple in the South Pole inn, where you can view the pictures of his epic voyages with Ernest Shackleton.
You will arrive in Dingle in the evening, pack your bags in your rooms and sit down for a nice pot of my Irish Stew! You will be staying in Dingle for three nights before continuing on your adventure.
The walk should take no longer than 4 hours and is not too difficult.
On the way to the start of your trek you will drive over Connor Pass, and maybe stop for a dip in Pedlars Lake, a hidden corrie lake high in the mountains. When you get back to Dingle, your guide will bring you around the village and on to see Fungi the infamous Dolphin.
You will have a couple of hours to walk around Dingle and see it many shops, and that evening you will experience some Gaelic music in the local pubs. 52 pubs for a population of just under 4000 people-fantastic. Watch out for the pubs that are also hardware stores!
Days 4 & 5:
It is a nice easy walk with spectacular views out to the Atlantic and dead mans island. This is the closest you can get to America in Europe. The walk will finish in the village of Ballyferriter a Gaeltacht area, where all the locals speak in the native tongue. By this day you should be able to speak a couple of sentences in Gaelic! After this walk, you will stroll down to a little beach where you will take the hurleys out and have a puc around. Hurling is a sport indigenous to Ireland-It's like a cross between hockey and hell! Probably the most skillful game on the island.
Early night for all tonight as tomorrow is a big day!
Also on this day you will get to see the Gap of Dunloe and stop for a while in Kate Kearney's cottage at the bottom of the gap. You will spend the evening in Killarney and enjoy all the festivities on offer in this great town of South West Ireland.
On the way, you will stop in Lahinch, a popular surf beach on the west coast and great for picking great deals on periwinkles(tasty sea snails). Just up the road you can stop at Brigids well before you walk along the amazing cliffs. We know you like to live on the edge but at these cliffs, it is advisable to stay away from the 230 m high cliff edges!
You'll then be in the heart of the burren, a karst region where you'll take a walk through time. This is a limestone area that covers hundreds of square miles. Limestone pavements, klints, grykes appear before you as you walk precariously over the crack in the rock. As limestone is one of the most permeable rocks, there are many subterranean caverns to discover in the area. You could stand on the pavements and feel like you are walking on the moon! This night you'll stay in Doolin, famous for Gaelic music. You will enjoy a few well deserved drinks in the local bar this night and listen to the local musicians strut their stuff!
All of the accommodations selected for you to enjoy during your adventure holiday is approved by the Irish Tourist Board. Your guide has chosen locations of outstanding natural beauty, so that you can enjoy the best of Irish rural life and scenery while on your hiking tour.
If doubles or family rooms are required, this must be specified at least two weeks prior to departure.
Your guide takes packed lunches with on your day's adventures. These will mostly be made by the guesthouses but sometimes you may have to make them in the kitchen with the group. Everything will be laid out for you. Vegetarians will be catered for.
Your evening meals will either be in your accommodation or in a local pub. This is the time for you to literally "chill out" and talk about the activities that you did that day. You will notice while you are walking the conversation doesn't necessarily flow as you are moving most of the time and your mind is focused on where you are walking, what you are doing and the beauty of the area you are in. In the evening you can really sit down and get to know your fellow adventurers.
Dinners in the evening at the only part of the tour that will not be covered in the cost of the tour. Most of the guesthouses will have the option of having dinner there, otherwise your guide will recommend you the best restaurants and pubs for pub grub that evening. Prices are reasonable in Ireland for dinner in the evening.
Tour does not include hotel pick up. Rates are per person in US dollars. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-217-2297.
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