Welcome to my guided walking holidays in the West of Ireland.
Ours is the magnificent and inspiring land of County Mayo and Connemara.
A wonderful area for hiking, this part of Ireland offers spectacular coastlines, great cliff-top trails, expansive blanket bogs, fabulous beaches and blissful offshore islands.
Discover our history, legends and vibrant culture, while getting out and about in the fresh air on a day hike or extended walking holiday.
Walking is at a relaxed pace and will recharge your batteries, while getting out and about for great exercise.
I also bring one annual group each to France (May) and Spain (September), for lovely gentle walking weeks, full of culture, nature, food and wine.
In addition, I lead a birdwatching and wildlife spotting group to stunning National Parks of Poland for a week in May.
Please note that I do not lead groups on mountain hikes.
“I’ve had three splendid days of walking and learned – in a joyful way – some of the history of this very special island. I will surely recommend it to my friends.” – Cecilia K., Denmark.
“Barry, you were a great trip leader. I enjoyed your laughter and wit and many stories along our journey.” – Clare Z., USA.
“Just a quick note to say ‘Thank You So Much’. Everyone really enjoyed their stay and tour in Co. Mayo. You were so helpful. It was truly appreciated. Looking forward to getting back to the area sometime soon.” – Walking Club, Dublin.
“Barry, I’ve had one of the nicest weekends I’ve had in a long time. This weekend has surpassed anything I had hoped for. I shall be recommending you highly.” – Áine O., Dublin.
“Wonderful weekend. Stimulating and insightful cultural experience. Barry has the talent to engage the group in a captivating manner. Balance of walking activities excellent.” – Roslyn H., Dublin.
“This was the most wonderful weekend I have had for a long time. Barry gave of his time 24/7. I would certainly come on another trip organised by him.” – Marie M, Dublin.
“Fantastic weekend, great company and a great leader.” – Tina W., Mayo.
“We very much enjoyed the hike and your company. Looking forward to joining you on another trip.” – Steve O., Fermanagh.
“A magical weekend. Beautiful countryside and very, very well organised by Barry. Looking forward to the next trip.” – Evelyn M, Dublin.
“Barry, A huge thank you for the wonderful walk around the cliff-tops towards Benwee Head on Saturday. It was simply fabulous, magnificent views plus all your knowledge on birds, flora and geology made for a most memorable walk. Thank you so much.” – Wyn M, UK.
Killeenbrenan Friary, a house of the Franciscan Third Order Regulars near Shrule, is also known as Kill Abbey, Kille...
Making the most of this bizarrely mild December weather, I decided to go walking the Doona beaches near Ballycroy....
If you ask a person with only a passing interest in the history of landlordism in County Mayo for a single surname,...