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Walking and hiking in Galway City and County
... stunning scenery, friendly people, and diverse collection of walking routes. Hill walkers and mountain climbers will find their mecca in Connemara, where the choice of challenging peaks is outstanding and the scenery truly unsurpassed. There are also longer way-marked trails throughout Ireland's West, which typically include a combination of on and off road walking.

The islands off the West coast welcome walkers, and have a fantastic combination of tracks, beaches and hill walks. Inland areas such as Roscommon and Galway East offer yet another walking experience - with tranquil walks through forest and bog, and a wonderful selection of flora and fauna.

Many towns also have signposted walks which are ideal for families and the casual stroller. Below is a list of walking related activities in and around Galway, Ireland.
Offering a full programme of day tours with each tour covering a broad range of interests including visits to farms where you learn of old and new practices, Irish history including the archaeology of the Burren, mythology, the Burren’s unique botany, story telling, folklore & folk traditions, Poteen distilling and much more.
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Experience the real Ireland with Connemara Adventure Tours, the leading Irish Tour Operator with more than 20 years experience in organising guided, self-guided and customised travel packages for cyclists, walkers, golfers and horse-riders. Tours include visits to local islands Inishbofin and Inishmore, walking the western way, family tours of Connemara and luxury tours staying in the finest 5 star hotels.
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Guided walking tours in Mayo and Connemara. Transport, pack lunch, guide, 3 star hotel accommodation in Westport and 6 evening meals are all included. The tours run throughout the summer months from May until September.
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Delphi Resort is set on a 300 acre site in the heart of the scenically breathtaking Delphi Valley and is the perfect location for a day trip or leisure break along the Wild Atlantic Way, just 80 minutes from Galway. The area contains some of Ireland's most awe-inspiring and dramatic scenery. <br/><br/> <b>Delphi Spa</b> <br/> Enjoy some real relaxation and rejuvenation in Delphi Spa, which offers luxury treatments and complimentary access for guests to the Thermal Suite which includes a steam room, sauna, relaxation area and hydrotherapy pool, all with unparalleled views over the Mweelrea Mountains.<br/><br/> <b>Delphi Adventure Hub</b> <br/> The onsite adventure hub offers up to 20 land and water activities daily. Enjoy some exercise and fun in the great outdoors with adventures such as the bog challenge, the Zip n’Trek tree top adventure, surfing on Cross Beach, Coasteering at Old Head, kayaking on Killary Fjord and much more. <br/><br/> <b>Delphi Dining</b> <br/> On a day trip or a holiday to the resort you can choose from several unique dining experiences, all overseen by our multi award winning Executive Head Chef, Stefan Matz. Enjoy a meal from our menu of homemade dishes in the 814 Restaurant while overlooking the scenery of the Mweelrea Mountains. Experience contemporary Irish dining with a twist with dinner in The Chef’s Table by Stefan Matz, which features an open kitchen allowing interaction with Stefan while he works to create dishes inspired by local foods. During the day, you can enjoy bar food in the 814 bar or relax with coffees and homemade cakes in the Wild Atlantic Café at the resort. <br/><br/> <b>4* Hotel</b> <br/> If you are looking to stay over at the resort, you are guaranteed to enjoy a blissful night’s sleep in our 4* Hotel, where our rooms are recently refurbished with Laura Ashley furnishings and all offer views of the surrounding landscape. We also cater for groups, so if you’re looking for a romantic Connemara wedding, a fun filled stag or hen party or a tailor made team building event, Delphi Resort is where your adventure begins.<br/><br/> Visit, email or phone +353 (0) 95 42208 for more information.<br/><br/>
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Galway Tours is Galway Citys leading walking tour operator. Our knowledgeable local Guides will show you the History and Culture of this Vibrant Medieval City.
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Guided walks of the magisterial, rocky Burren of North Clare with local, expert guide Tony Kirby. The walks feature incisive commentaries on the botany, geology, archaeology, fauna, farming and folklore of one of the most precious and delicate terrains on earth.
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Hidden Connemara Tours provide a range of guided walking tours of the beautiful Connemara region in the west of Ireland. The tour departs from Galway coach station on Forster Street at 9:30am with a pick up opposite Salthill tourist office at 9:45am and returns to Galway at approx 5:30pm. The tour involves a variety of trails in the Connemara Region including Diamond Hill, Maum Ochóige and Máméan.
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The Leenane Mountain Walking Festival takes place annually on the first weekend in May! Enjoy a unique combination of mountain and sea as Leenane is situated on the edge of Killary Harbour and surrounded by mountains in all directions. There are a number of guided walks each day with a level to suit everyone!
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Real Adventures Connemara offers exciting adventure sports in some of Galway's most stunning locations. We specialise in giving our customers 'Real Adventure' that is accessible to all. You can experience kayaking or coasteering in and around the fabulous cliffs and caves in Cleggan or surfing at Doonloughan, a hidden gem according to the Wild Atlantic Way guide.
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Trailwalkers provide self guided walking holidays in Ireland. We will arrange your accommodation, transfer your luggage from place to place and arrange pick up or drop off from you accommodation each day if necessary. Our accommodation is mainly in B&B's and an evening meal can be provided in remote areas. Visit our website and Facebook page.
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Upcoming Events
Connemara Adventure Challenge (06th May 2017)
The Connemara Adventure Challenge covers 3 separate disciplines - trail/mountain running, kayaking and cycling.
Fleadh na gCuach (29th April - 01st May 2017)
The Cuckoo Fleadh in the village of Kinvara has become a showcase for the best in traditional music, attracting musicians from all over Ireland and...
Connemara Mussel Festival (28th - 30th April 2017)
A celebration of Killary Mussels harvested on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara.
Connemara International Marathon (23rd April 2017)
2017 is the 16th Connemara Marathon, taking runners past stunning mountains and beautiful glacial lakes.
Cúirt International Festival of Literature (23rd - 30th April 2017)
Cúirt International Festival of Literature is an annual celebration of the very best of contemporary writing in poetry, fiction and memoir.
Galway Theatre Festival (18th - 23rd April 2017)
The 9th annual Galway Theatre Festival promises an expanded programme with more venues this year.
Galway Food Festival (13th - 17th April 2017)
Exceptional food producers and renowned Galway chefs will host a variety of events throughout the city to celebrate 100 Years of Irish Food.
Clifden Traditional Music Festival (06th - 09th April 2017)
A weekend of the very best of Irish music, song and dance with concerts, sessions, workshops and outdoor entertainment.
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Connemara Day Tours

Connemara Day Tour

Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with Lally Tours. This tour includes stops at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.

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Cliffs of Moher Day Tours

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour

The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with Lally Tours includes up to 2 hours at the cliffs and includes stops at the lunar-like Burren region, Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and the charming village of Doolin overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

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Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

Cliffs of Moher Express Bus

A Non-Stop Express Shuttle Service to the Cliffs of Moher with Lally Tours. Experience Ireland’s natural, mysterious, 214m (702 ft) high cliffs and interactive visitor centre. You’ll have 2 full hours to explore on your own before heading back to Galway.

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Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Explore Galway with one of Lally Tours' friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best vantage point: an open top bus! You’ll see everything from medieval walls in the city centre to the sandy beaches of Salthill. Hop on and off as much as you’d like and your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

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