Connemara Wild at Heart Four Seasons walking festival

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.

Time: 8pm.

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

Diamond Hill

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


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