Welcome to my guided walking holidays in the West of Ireland
If you love relaxed hiking, come West.
Ours is the magnificent and inspiring land of County Mayo, Connemara, The Aran Islands and The Burren.
A wonderful area for hiking, this part of Ireland offers spectacular coastlines, great cliff-top trails, expansive blanket bogs, unique limestone pavement, fabulous beaches and blissful offshore islands.
Discover our history, legends and vibrant culture, outside 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 mountain hikes.
“Barry, you were a great trip leader. I enjoyed your laughter and wit and many stories along our journey.”
Clare Z., USA (Walking in Mayo)
“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.”
Fingal Walking Club, Dublin (Walking in Mayo)
“Barry, A massive ‘Thank You’ for the recent trip. I was really looking forward to it and it surpassed my expectations hugely.”
Patrick B., UK (Walking in Catalunya)
“So happy and grateful for this journey and new friends. Thanks for all the wisdom and laughs. Dont’t forget us, Barry, we won’t forget you.”
Maryann L., USA (Walking in France)
“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 (Walking in Mayo)
“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 (Walking in Mayo)
“Thanks Barry for all the organisation and great stories and to all for the good company.”
Anne D., Dublin (Walking in France)
“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 (Walking in Mayo)
“We had a brilliant week, great company and walking. We hope to keep in touch and hopefully meet again. Barry, thank you… you are a superstar.”
Denise S., Mayo (Walking in Catalunya)
“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 (Walking in Mayo)
“Fantastic weekend, great company and a great leader.”
Tina W., Mayo (Walking in Connemara)
“A very special week spent walking with you in May… Fairytale villages, gorgeous countryside, amazing food … Easy walking. This is a very special tour, we highly recommend it.”
Valerie O., Kilkenny (Walking in France)
“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 (Walking in Mayo)
“We had an absolutely amazing week and thank you so much for your incredible organisation. The walks were fabulous, the food and drink excellent and we really enjoyed the chats and laughs.”
Aisling D., Dublin (Walking in Catalunya)
“We very much enjoyed the hike and your company. Looking forward to joining you on another trip.”
Steve O., Fermanagh (Walking in Mayo)
“A magical weekend. Beautiful countryside and very, very well organised by Barry. Looking forward to the next trip.”
Evelyn M., Dublin (Walking in Mayo)
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