Walking Breaks

MAY 2018.Burren weekend walking break in conjunction with the multi-award winning Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna to coincide with the Burren in bloom! Dates to be confirmed soon.

COST. 250 euros per person sharing.


Saturday’s walk is about 12 kilometres in length and follows a green road (ancient cattle highway) with outstanding views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and Connemara. Most of the walk is along level gradient with some rugged terrain. Highlights include the region’s famous Arctic-Alpine-Mediterranean mélange of wildflowers, limestone pavement and archaeological sites. Saturday walk is full day-long - lasts 5 hours approximately.

The walk on Sunday takes place in the Burren National Park, an area of remarkable natural beauty. The walk features the modest climb of the dramatically buckled Mullaghmore hill (200m).
Other highlights of the Sunday outing include turloughs (seasonal lakes), flower-rich grasslands, limestone pavement and prehistoric tombs. The walk follows a way marked trail but the terrain is mostly rugged. The Sunday walk is half day-long - lasts 3 hours approximately.

Minibus transfer leaves Wild Honey each day at 10.00 a.m.

Exquisite food and accommodation at the multi-award winning Wild Honey Inn, Lisdoonvarna  www.wildhoneyinn.com combined with walks on both Saturday and Sunday led by author/guide Tony Kirby – all in  the majestic, rocky Burren.
Two nights bed and breakfast, one evening meal, two packed lunches, two days guided walks and transport transfer to/from walks each day. Fee 210 euros per person sharing


Chef proprietor Aidan’s cooking is informed by living on the rugged West Coast of Ireland, where there is an abundance of local produce from land and sea. Guests can enjoy fresh seasonal, organic and local produce prepared passionately and skilfully to enhance the overall experience.


Built in 1890 and restored and modernised in 2009, Wild Honey Inn displays a blissful juxtaposition of antiquity and modernity. Open log fires, a walled bio-diverse garden and fourteen cosy en-suite bedrooms all with views of the surrounding countryside. Wild Honey Inn has everything for the discerning traveller combined with the intimacy, charm and service of a family run Inn.


Places can be reserved by contacting Kate at the Wild Honey Inn. Telephone number 065 707 4300 www.wildhoneyinn.com


Please bring walking boots with ankle support, waterproofs and rucksack.
Walking sticks provided.


"Kirby slips in nuggets of information as if they were breaking news

Lorna Siggins, Irish Times.


“All of us really enjoyed the tour and I think a few people are planning to come back with family to do the same tour. Beautiful  views and great information on the history of the Burren....thanks to you"

Jess Holland, Massachusetts U.S.A.

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