Hiking Tours of Ireland
Private Guided Tours
Ireland is a paradise for hikers. No altitude issues, a temperate climate and spellbinding views of our beautiful Emerald Isle from on high. I have been a mountain group leader for more than 30 years. Take a hike with me for an hour or up to 5 hours in any of the mountain ranges in Wicklow Mountain National Park (or The Wicklow Way), Killarney National Park (or The Kerry Way), The Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, the Twelve Pins in Galway, Croagh Patrick or even Sliabh Liag in Donegal among the highest cliffs in Europe.
NB, PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL HIKES ARE UNDERTAKEN AT YOUR OWN RISK AND NO RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY SORT CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO SEAN PATRICK OROURKE OR ANY AGENCIES HE MAY BE REPRESENTING FOR THE TOUR. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A WAIVER TO THIS EFFECT BEFORE COMMENCING A HIKE.
For a day tour hiking in Ireland I will pick up your group of up to 6 people in my own touring vehicle, a modern air conditioned luxury Mercedes Viano. I will drive you to the starting point and bring you on an unforgettable trek in the mountains. If your group is bigger I can arrange for a larger vehicle and bring up to 12 people. I will advise about suitable clothing for Irish weather in the mountains.
I will then guide you throughout your trek and chat with you about all things Irish. As a fully badged national tour guide I will be in a position to answer any questions from the group about modern or historic Ireland. As an avid nature lover and bird watcher I can also chat with the group about Ireland’s flora and fauna. We usually bring along a snack or a flask and sandwiches for a rest stop along the way but that is up to the individual. As a resident of Dublin my most common hiking request is for a trek in the Wicklow Mountains which are about 40 minutes south of the city. But don’t let this colour your thinking. I can take you anywhere in Ireland because this island is spectacular for those who love the outdoors.
After the trek you may wish to include some sightseeing as I drive you back to your hotel or cruise ship