Discover one of the most spectacular coastlines in Europe in the best way possible: on foot with a guide.
Oscar Wilde was as accurate as always when he described the West of Ireland’s “savage beauty”. Rugged from the force of the Atlantic, with stunning mountains and cliffs, walking in the coastal regions of Mayo and Connemara reveals secret beaches, the ruins of pre-Famine settlements, holy wells and ancient pilgrim and smugglers’ paths.
Walks range from tricky ascents for the serious walker, to week long easier itineraries with a selection of day walk for those who simply want to be a part of this incredible enviromnent.
Walking with Gerry Greensmyth, one of the region’s most experienced guides, and the first walking operator to introduce centre-based trips in Ireland, is a great, and great fun way to have a truly unforgettable stay in this spectacular part of the world.
Carefully planned itineraries mean you can choose to challenge yourself, or to enjoy the experience of this wild and wonderful place in a relaxing ramble. Itineraries range from day tours to week-long trips.
In Westport your accommodation is at our family-run B&B which is located 5 kilometres on the coast road that runs towards Louisburgh and 3 minutes drive from the Sheebeen pub and restaurant, distinctive by its thatched roof. The accommodation comprises of a mixture of twin and double bedrooms with private facilities. There are also a couple of single bedrooms with bathrooms next door. We do not charge a single supplement for guests who wish to occupy these two rooms.
A drying room for wet walking boots and jackets is also on site as is a 16-seat bus that will take you into town in the evenings. Guests will be have to arrange their own transport home but this costs between €6 and €8.
Centre Based Holidays:
Relax fully and avoid the problem of all that packing and unpacking everyday.
Westport is an ideal location for a week long holiday as it has so much to offer.
One of Ireland's few 19th century planned towns its history goes back to the mid 18th century when the Browne family employed the well know architect James Wyatt. The tree lined streets that run along the Mall river and the lovely shop fronts make it a very pleasant town to visit. Westport has also been voted Ireland's tidiest town three times.