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Sheeps Head and St Finbarr's Walking week 15th-20th May

Sheeps Head and St Finbarr’s Walking week    15th-20th May

St Finbarrs Walk Sheepshead Way West Cork IrelandExplore the wild scenery and exhilarating views of The Sheeps Head Way this May with Top Of The Rock. They have created an gorgeous 4 day package with accommodation, transport, meals and guidebook as well as an accompanying guide throughout.

A four day walking tour from the SHEEPS HEAD lighthouse to St Finbarr’s hermitage at GOUGANE BARRA, with five nights’ accommodation at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc and Walking Centre. The cost of our 2016 walking week is €515 per person sharing (including VAT)

St Finbarrs Walk Sheepshead Way West Cork IrelandFor more details and maps on each days walk Click Here
St Finbarrs Walk Sheepshead Way West Cork Ireland


Foraging, Eco Breaks & Guided Tours

Eco Escapes Coming Up This Summer!

There are some great Eco Friendly things to do coming up over the coming months.

FORAGING WORKSHOP APRIL 12TH 2015Here are a few of our favs:

  • Wild Herb Workshop next Saturday June 13th in Co Carlow with Mary and Robert White of Blackstairs Eco Trails. Learn how to identify & prepare wild foods, includes a 3 course organic lunch!
  • A Guided Walking Tour of Yeats inspired Sligo with Auriel Robinson of Seatrails also on Saturday 13th June at Rosses Point.
  • An introduction to flower growing and arranging with Mags of Ruby Harte Floral Design – (The location alone is worth this trip! Check out our recent blog on visiting Mags at BumbleBee Farm in West Cork.) You will definitely be inspired to grow beautiful blooms after this visit.

SUP For AllThere are loads more interesting things to see and do including Whale watching, Chilling out with the family at Crann Og Eco Farm, Stand up Paddling at Lough Gill in Sligo ( fab-u-lous location!), Peace and quiet with local foraging walks at Tawny Lust Lodge in “Lovely Leitrim” (the cabin window stares directly across at beautiful mountain peaks), Electric bike trails and Glamping at Rock Farm Slane, Fabulous walks in West Cork with family friendly accommodation (campervans and camping also welcome) at Top of The Rock Pod Pairc, relaxing historical river tours with Boyne Valley Activities, Seaweed baths, organic Eco breaks for all the family at The Three Towers,… the list goes on and more are added every day so don’t you think it’s time to Go Eco and Get Active! 

Micro Adventures this Summer in Ireland

Experience something new with our MicroAdventures!

Summers here and let’s face it – In Ireland it’s usually pretty short so we gotta make the most of it!  With this in mind we will be posting category based blogs on the microadventures you can experience this Summer here in Ireland.

Today we are starting with Adventure Tours!

3 Day Odyssey Adventure in the Burren, Co Clare

explore the burrenThis 3 day adventure odyssey package based in the Burren Co Clare includes a Burren rocks walk, half day climbing, sea kayaking session, accommodation, meals and much more. Local guide Christy provides indepth historical knowledge on points of interest dating back to the bronze age. Food is sourced from local producers many of which are part of the Burren Ecotourism group and you will also get to do a bit of beer tasting.
Definately one for both outdoor and foodie lovers!
For full details of this tour click here >>

Rathdrum and Avondale Famine Walk (3 hours)

enjoy this historical famine walk This guided looped walk is through a famine graveyard, woodland trails and alongside riverways with beautiful views of this wonderful part of County Wicklow.
Enjoy the area’s surprising history and heritage with your local guide and afterwards head to local Pub Jacobs Well to enjoy Warming Soup and Brown Bread included in the price.
Perfect for all ages and levels and especially suited for fabulous photo taking!
For full details of this tour click here >>

Day  Activity Tours from Dublin with Terry

tours irelandTake a break from the old town and head out to Dublins’ doorstep- full of countryside fun, with Day Tours Wicklow. These tours are run daily from a variety of pick up points in Dublins’ city centre and you can hop off the tour bus and get out into the Irish Country side to enjoy a Guided walk, Horse Riding or Cycling.
After your activity the tour continues on through the valleys and glens of the Wicklow Mountains visiting many of Wicklow’s wonderful highlights along the way, including Enniskerry (film location of “P.S. I Love You” and “Leap Year”), Wicklow Mountain National Park, Sally’s Gap, Lough Tay, the Guinness Lake (film location of “Excalibur” and “Brave Heart”), Glenmacnass Waterfall, Glendalough. You will stop for a bite to eat in either Poppies in Enniskerry (Good Country cuisine) or along the way before visiting Glendalough and its 6th century monastic site returning to Dublin afterwards.
For full details of this tour click here >>

Pan For Gold in Avoca, Co Wicklow

gold panning You just might strike gold in the beautiful vale of Avoca where  a large nugget of gold of the 22 oz variety which, local legend has it, was found in this valley and made into a snuff box for King George VI. Gold has just been rediscovered in the Avoca area by a large mining company, with a view to mining it in the near future. This tour promises lots of fun and gold panning activity, use of All Gold Panning Equipment, warming Avoca Cafe soup and brown bread (hot chocolate for the kids), and Avoca Mill Tour also.
For full details of this tour click here >>

From Grain to Bottle Walking Whiskey Tour, Slane, Co Meath

ROCK FARM SLANERock Farm Slane – This is the first season of walking tours on the Slane Castle estate and in celebration this tour will be given by Alexander Mount Charles focussing on the production of whiskey from the barley trials at Rock Farm to the distillery project at Slane Castle for a tasting of Irish whiskeys.
This unique tour  includes 2 hour walk, Slane Food Circle lunch at Slane Castle café (45 minutes); followed by 40 minute tour of castle and 1 hour distillery project tour and whiskey tasting.
For full details of this tour click here >>



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