Pilgrimage Walks

 Walks through the very rich Burren pilgrimage landscape to remarkable sacred sites.
The Burren hikes are interspersed with informative and entertaining commentaries on the Golden Age of Irish Art, the rise and fall of the holy well and the tenacity of the pilgrimage tradition today. Poetry, silence and fun are also guaranteed. Walks are either a half day or a full day in duration. The walks are available by appointment for group

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“Kirby slips in nuggets of information as if they were breaking news” Lorna Siggins, The Irish Times.


 West Cork  is a remarkable poem by the late Seán Dunne. The poem is set at St Gobnait’s monastic site in Ballyvourney, County Cork. The site is an important place of pilgrimage on the saint’s feast day in February each year. The film of the poem  West Cork  was screened at the Cork International Film Festival in 2013. Carles Casasin filmed and edited. Mick O’Riordan provided voice and soundtrack. Tony Kirby produced the film.
You can view it here….

Eileen Thorp, U.S.A. on 28th of March 2015 at 9:12 am

I’m so glad that I decided to write to you before I left for Ireland to arrange for a tour with you. Experiencing the Burren with someone who has so much knowledge and reverence for the land was a special treat for all of the women in our group. It was definitely one of the highlights of our time in Ireland.

Gerry Dignan, Chicago U.S.A. on 20th of August 2015 at 12:34 pm

We had an extraordinary time in Ireland. Thanks again for your part in helping to make it so rich with the Burren hike. It was a very inspiring time for us and for all in our group.

David and Betty Lou Cheika ,Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA on 27th of January 2016 at 10:16 pm

Tony Kirby is a great Burren walk leader. He is a good seanachie and weaves the Burren’s ecology, spiritual and political history, and folklore into a beautiful web of connections. His presentations show that he loves to share the Burren Story.

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