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Ireland's wild west

Maren Ingrid

Ireland's wild west

Hiking Collection by komoot

8

Tours

35:57 h

70.4 mi

11,725 ft

Between the mountain ranges, national parks and the steep cliffs of Ireland's Atlantic coast, there lies a true paradise for hikers. Each region offers rugged experiences that will prove more adventurous than you might initially think as you gaze out over the undulating green hills. These 8 day-hikes will reveal the best of it all as you summit Ireland's highest mountain, walk the most spectacular cliffs on the Atlantic coast—and visit the westernmost point of the European continent.

As it’s Ireland, however, there are a few things you absolutely shouldn't forget, whatever the weather. A raincoat, waterproof trousers and waterproof hikings boots come high on that list as the clouds are known to turn at a moment's notice—even when the sun is shining. Get it right, however, and you'll soon be bathing in a sea of green hills and endless horizons.

Welcome to the west coast of Ireland; the country’s wildest side.

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    Der Diamantenberg im Connemara Nationalpark

    Intermediate
    02:19
    4.40 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A short but rewarding hike takes you to Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park. As always in Ireland, rain and windproof clothing are an absolute must, as well as a good pair of waterproof hiking boots—even when the sun is shining.

    

    The Lower Diamond Hill Walk starts from

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  • Intermediate
    02:37
    6.22 mi
    2.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Ashford Castle is impressively enthroned on the shore of Ireland's largest lake: Lough Corrib in the small county of Cong. A tour of the former estates of the famous Guinness family is also highly recommended!

    

    You’ll set off from the parking lot in front of Cong Abbey, a beautiful

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  • Difficult
    05:39
    12.4 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The unreal landscape of the Burren (Irish: An Bhoireann "stony place") on the Atlantic coast of Ireland can best be explored on foot. Starting and ending point of the hike is the beautiful Fanore Beach.

    

    From here, follow the path through the village and turn right following

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  • Intermediate
    05:00
    9.85 mi
    2.0 mph
    500 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Cliffs of Moher—one of Ireland's most famous tourist attractions—descend steeply over 200 meters. While most tourists roam not far from the Visitor Center, hiking along this spectacular stretch of Ireland’s coastline—one of the most beautiful in the country—is certainly

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  • Intermediate
    04:34
    9.72 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Slea Head Drive is a section of the Wild Atlantic Way that leads to the westernmost point of Ireland, Dunmore Head. Although most visitors come by car, a walk along the beautiful coastline of the Dingle Peninsula is more than worthwhile—and we promise you that you’ll be

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  • Difficult
    06:40
    9.50 mi
    1.4 mph
    4,025 ft
    4,025 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Climbing Ireland's highest mountain, the Carrauntoohil (1038 m/3405 ft) is a true adventure and should only be attempted in good weather conditions and with sturdy mountaineering boots, rainproof and windproof clothing.

    

    Starting from the car park, you’ll follow the well signposted

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  • Difficult
    05:19
    11.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The old Irish aristocracy found a truly beautiful spot for their homes when they built Muckross House on the banks of Muckross Lake, now part of Killarney National Park. The hike along the shore of Muckross Lake starts at the parking lot directly on the N71 and leads you through

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  • Intermediate
    03:50
    6.70 mi
    1.7 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    At Hungry Hill (Irish: Cnoc Daod, 2250 feet/686 meters) an exciting Tour awaits all who visit as you climb over the highest mountain of the Caha Mountains on the Beara Peninsula. It probably owes its metaphorical name to a novel by Daphne du Maurier, written in 1943.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    70.4 mi
  • Duration
    35:57 h
  • Elevation
    11,725 ft

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