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Kerry and Cork are areas of outstanding natural beauty, rich in natural history, geological interest and ancient artefacts, this south west corner of Ireland is a veritable open air museum for the culturally curious.  This is home to the highest mountain range in Ireland and some of the most breathtaking vistas - the Lakes of Killarney, Muckross House, Killarney National Park, the Healy Pass or Mizen Head.

The Ring of Kerry & the Dingle Peninsula all weave their own magic spell which inspire visitors from all over the world to return time and again. The Beara & Sheeps Head Peninsula's in West Cork strike out into the Atlantic Ocean and are one of Ireland's best kept secrets. From the desolate and aptly named Hungry Hill to the beautiful Bantry Bay, from the spectacular views on Healy Pass to the no less breathtaking ride in a cable car to Dursey Island the haunting beauty of this land will stay with you for a very long time to come.

Mount Brandon

Dingle Peninsula 10-Day Hiking Holiday

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast. Moreover it is steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture. There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments. This mountainous finger of land, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, has supported various tribes and populations for at least 6,000 years. 

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Dingle Hiking

Dingle Peninsula 8-Day Hiking Holiday

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast. Moreover it is steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture. There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments. This mountainous finger of land, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, has supported various tribes and populations for at least 6,000 years.

Gallarus Oratory

Dingle Peninsula 2-Stay Hiking Holiday

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast. Moreover it is steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture. There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments. This mountainous finger of land, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, has supported various tribes and populations for at least 6,000 years. Because of its remote location - and lack of specialised agriculture - there is a remarkable preservation of over 2000 monuments. 

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Dingle Hikers

Dingle Peninsula 6-Day Hiking Holiday

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast. Moreover it is steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture. There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments. 

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Brandon Mountain

Dingle Peninsula 5-Day Hiking Holiday

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular regions on Ireland’s West Coast. Moreover it is steeped in history, mythology and traditional Irish culture. There is no other landscape in Western Europe with the same density and variety of archaeological monuments. This mountainous finger of land, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, has supported various tribes and populations for at least 6,000 years. Because of its remote location - and lack of specialised agriculture - there is a remarkable preservation of over 2000 monuments.

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Kerry Way Hikers

Kerry Way 11-Day Hiking Holiday

Ireland’s fabled County Kerry consists of a series of spectacular mountainous peninsulas divided by deep-sea inlets. MacGillycuddy’s Reeks form the centrepiece of the Ring of Kerry, a 179-kilometre circuit from Killarney, via Killorglin, Caherciveen, Waterville, Kenmare and back to Killarney across Moll’s Gap and past Ladies View – one of Ireland’s most famous viewpoints. Weaving between these points are a network of ancient paths that are nearly as old as the land itself, many of which form part of a long-distance track known as the Kerry Way. 

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Kerry Way Hiking

Kerry Way 8-Day Hiking Holiday

Ireland’s fabled County Kerry consists of a series of spectacular mountainous peninsulas divided by deep-sea inlets. MacGillycuddy’s Reeks form the centrepiece of the Ring of Kerry, a 179-kilometre circuit from Killarney, via Killorglin, Caherciveen, Waterville, Kenmare and back to Killarney across Moll’s Gap and past Ladies View – one of Ireland’s most famous viewpoints.

Glenbeigh

Kerry Way 5-Day Hiking Holiday

Ireland’s fabled County Kerry consists of a series of spectacular mountainous peninsulas divided by deep-sea inlets. MacGillycuddy’s Reeks form the centrepiece of the Ring of Kerry, a 179-kilometre circuit from Killarney, via Killorglin, Caherciveen, Waterville, Kenmare and back to Killarney across Moll’s Gap and past Ladies View – one of Ireland’s most famous viewpoints. Weaving between these points are a network of ancient paths that are nearly as old as the land itself, many of which form part of a long-distance track known as the Kerry Way. 

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Allihies

Beara Peninsula 11-Day Hiking Holiday

Beara is one of the four long fingers of land jutting out into the Atlantic from the South-West of Ireland. The peninsula is a haven of tranquillity, far away from ‘coach-tour’ country and therefore has long been popular with the more discerning traveller.

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Garinish Island

Beara Penisula 8-Day Hiking Holiday

Beara is one of the four long fingers of land jutting out into the Atlantic from the South-West of Ireland. The peninsula is a haven of tranquillity, far away from ‘coach-tour’ country and therefore has long been popular with the more discerning traveller.

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Bere Island

Beara Peninsula 2-Stay Hiking Holiday

Beara is one of the four long fingers of land jutting out into the Atlantic from the South-West of Ireland. The peninsula is a haven of tranquillity, far away from ‘coach-tour’ country and therefore has long been popular with the more discerning traveller.

Beara’s breathtaking panoramas are dominated by mountains and sea. The Caha Mountains and Slieve Miskish Mountains form the spine of the peninsula, which is washed by Kenmare Bay to the north and Bantry Bay to the south. The folding of the rock strata throughout millennia has left the swirling wave-like patterns across the mountains, which are so characteristic of the Beara landscape. 

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Sheeps Head

Sheep’s Head Way 7-Day Hiking Holiday

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula is a peaceful and unchanged corner of southwest Ireland offering a variety of terrain, all with beautiful views. It takes in a superb moorland crest and rugged cliffs as well as easy lowland terrain.
The Sheep’s Head Way is a long distance walk encompassing The Sheep’s Head Peninsula and the general Bantry area. A 17th Century book on the area described much of this Peninsula as “being all rocky and frequented only by eagles and birds – never to be inhabited by reason of the rough incommodities”… sounds like the perfect walking terrain!

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Sheeps Head Way

Sheep’s Head Way 6-Day Hiking Holiday

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula is a peaceful and unchanged corner of southwest Ireland offering a variety of terrain, all with beautiful views. It takes in a superb moorland crest and rugged cliffs as well as easy lowland terrain.
The Sheep’s Head Way is a long distance walk encompassing The Sheep’s Head Peninsula and the general Bantry area. A 17th Century book on the area described much of this Peninsula as “being all rocky and frequented only by eagles and birds – never to be inhabited by reason of the rough incommodities”… sounds like the perfect walking terrain!
 

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 Sheep's Head

Sheep’s Head Way 5-Day Hiking Holiday

The Sheep’s Head Peninsula is a peaceful and unchanged corner of southwest Ireland offering a variety of terrain, all with beautiful views. It takes in a superb moorland crest and rugged cliffs as well as easy lowland terrain.
The Sheep’s Head Way is a long distance walk encompassing The Sheep’s Head Peninsula and the general Bantry area. A 17th Century book on the area described much of this Peninsula as “being all rocky and frequented only by eagles and birds – never to be inhabited by reason of the rough incommodities”… sounds like the perfect walking terrain!

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