Make a date this year to explore the Connemara landscape with not just great walking but great guides, providing a fantastic insight into the unique cultural/archeological/historic heritage of the area running on selected dates over the four seasons of the year.
Autumn Festival – Friday October 21 to Sunday October 23
Friday October 21
Talk hosted by Michael Gibbons.
Location: Station House Theatre, Clifden Station House.
Saturday October 22
Inisbofin – Island of the white cow
Easy to moderate walking along small roads, open bog and mountain.
Duration: five hours
Walk Grade: Easy to moderate
Requirements: Boots (good ankle support ), wetgear, water, energy snacks, camera (optional ).
Departs Cleggan Pier: Meeting at 11.10am, ferry departs at 11.30am sharp.
Sunday October 23
Meeting point: The walk starts from the archway at the visitor centre in the Connemara National Park
Duration: Three and a half hours - moderate hike. Harder option is five to six hours.
Walk grade: Moderate to difficult walking. (Steep in places. )
Requirements for both days: Boots (good ankle support ), wet gear, water, energy snacks, camera (optional ).
Packages start from €199pps for two nights, and €299pps for three nights, inclusive of breakfast, dinner, packed lunches and guided walks.
To book call any of the five participating hotels:
Abbey Glen Castle Hotel – 095 21201
Clifden Station House – 095 21699
Ballynahinch Castle – 095 31006
Lough Inagh Lodge – 095 34706
Cashel House Hotel – 095 31001