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5 Irish trails with spectacular views

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Novelist Arnold Bennett once wisely said: “It’s easier to go down a hill, but the view is from the top” and what a view it is! If the trek up doesn’t make you breathless, the beauty of these Irish trails

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Why we love: the Kerry Camino

Maria ,

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Walkers on the Kerry Camino, a three day trail on the Dingle Peninsula, are rewarded with unforgettable scenery and a very special, Camino de Santiago connection. These are some of the reasons why we love… the Kerry Camino. AMAZING SCENERY

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Saints of Ireland

Aoife ,

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Ireland as we all know is famous for its Guinness, friendly people and beautiful rolling green pastures, but perhaps today we forget that Ireland was once known as the land of saints and scholars.  In fact, this small land on

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Essential Hiking in Ireland Tips

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The IrelandWays.com travel specialists get you ready for an unforgettable adventure with these essential hiking in Ireland tips, are you ready? Let’s go! WEATHER Being prepared for the weather is rule number one when it comes to hiking holidays, whether

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Irish Culture: Irish Christmas Traditions

Aoife ,

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A round up our favourite Irish Christmas traditions to get you into the festive spirit! Christmas Swims The most spine-chilling of Christmas traditions. Every year on Christmas day, hundreds of people across Ireland start their day by dunking themselves into

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Special Discounts for IrelandWays Friends

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At IrelandWays.com we like to reward our loyal customers and friends. This year we are introducing new special discounts to thank you for your continued support and help you plan your next adventure! Returning customers can now avail of new

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Irish Culture : Lughnasa festival

Aoife ,

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Here in Ireland, there’s nothing we love more than a good pagan ritual. Lughnasa festival is a Gaelic celebration which marks the beginning of the harvest season. The festival gets its name from the Celtic God of Lugh. Lugh was a

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VIDEO: Experience the Wild Beara Way

Lisa ,

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Enjoy this short video of highlights along the Beara Way, one of the most scenic walking routes along the Wild Atlantic Way. Thank you to videographer Steven Sheehy for capturing the best of the west on his walking holiday along

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4 walking tours for Irish food lovers

Lisa ,

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One of the most memorable things of any walking holiday is the food you eat after a long day of winding trails. From mackeral freshly flung from the sea to mouthwatering apple crumble, Ireland will leave you with plenty of

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FAQ : Weather in Ireland

Aoife ,

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The ever-changing weather in Ireland is a hot topic among locals and visitors alike on the Emerald Isle. Although unpredictable, there are a few rules of thumb that apply when deciding the best time to travel in Ireland. When it comes

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VIDEO: The Wicklow Way

Aoife ,

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The Wicklow Way is a magnificent mountain walking trail which begins in Clonegal and finishes up in the bustling capital city of Dublin. The way passes through a wealth of natural scenery, including the 6th Century Monastic site of Glendalough,

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Must-watch movies filmed in Ireland

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If you take a walking or cycling trip with IrelandWays.com you may find that some of the landscapes look strangely familiar. This is because you may have seen them featured as backdrops in movies and TV series. Over the years

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Irish Festivals: Saint Patrick’s Day

Aoife ,

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It’s the day where buildings the world over light up green in tribute, people take to the streets in celebration and everybody wants a piece of Celtic charm. The 17th of March is known locally as Saint Patrick’s Day, Paddy’s Day

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The Irish Language : A beginner’s guide

Aoife ,

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Known as Gaelic worldwide, locally it is more commonly referred to as Irish. It is the first official language of Ireland, as well as one of the official languages of the European Union. There are a number of common misconceptions

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Meet IrelandWays.com at ITB Berlin 2016

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The IrelandWays.com team is delighted to be exhibiting at ITB Berlin from 8th to 11th March 2016. You will find IrelandWays.com at ITB Berlin 2016, as part of the Tourism Ireland stand in Hall 8, Stand 122; where we’ll be

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All-Ireland bucket list 2016

Aoife ,

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This year, we’ve vowed to spend less time staring at a screen and more time in the fresh air. In 2016 we’re all about getting back in touch with nature and luckily we’ve got plenty of it to offer in

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The new IrelandWays.com office

Maria ,

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Earlier this week, we moved offices and we now have some fresh pictures to show you the bright shiny new IrelandWays.com home in Dublin city! This is how the new office looked back in July when we first visited and

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Best places to see Wild Atlantic whales

Aoife ,

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In 1991, all of Ireland’s waters were declared as Europe’s very first whale and dolphin sanctuary. To date there have been spottings of 24 different species of whale and dolphin on our shores. Making Ireland one of Europe’s best whale

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Paula, Ireland – Beara Way

Lisa ,

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“Really enjoyable three days walking trip from Glengariff to Castletownbere. Each B&B was comfortable and great breakfasts! All organised and well planned by IrelandWays.com. They thought of everything ! Looking forward to next trip soon”.

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What is the Dingle Way?

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The Dingle Way is a 162 kilometre looped walk around the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry. It starts and finishes in Tralee and takes in stunning seascapes, mountain trails, quiet country lanes and green roads. The peninsula is also home

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Highlights of the Kerry Way

Emmet ,

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The Kerry Way is one of the most popular way-marked trails in Ireland and at 214 kilometres it is the longest in the country. The way circles the Iveragh Peninsula which is more commonly known as ‘The Ring of Kerry’.

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What is the Burren Way?

Emmet ,

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The Burren is an area of County Clare which is one of the most unusual in Ireland. It is a karst limestone landscape which is equal parts otherworldly and beautiful. Much of the area the Burren Way passes through is

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What is the Wicklow Way?

Emmet ,

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The Wicklow Way is one of the most scenic, popular and oldest way-marked walking routes in Ireland. The way covers 127km from Clonegal, Co. Carlow to Marlay Park in Dublin. It was formally established in 1980 after years of hard

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Walking the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way

Maria ,

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Discover the incredible scenery of the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way on foot with IrelandWays.com. Home to some of the country’s best beaches and dramatic landscapes, the West of Ireland is a must-see this summer. Choose one of IrelandWays.com’s walking routes to experience

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Highlights of the Beara Way

Emmet ,

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The Beara Way is a walking route which will take you around the stunning Beara Peninsula. The quiet country roads, well-kept off-road trails and picturesque villages make this peninsula a walker’s paradise. As well as the beautiful trails and stunning

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Can I walk the Wild Atlantic Way route?

Maria ,

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Yes, you can. The actual Wild Atlantic Way route is marked a driving route, covering over 2000kms of coastline along the West of Ireland. The route is well marked with the distinctive Wild Atlantic Way blue logo (see picture). At IrelandWays.com we

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Walking preparation: how to avoid blisters

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On his latest walking preparation post, health and fitness specialist Peter Duffy from Dublin, shares useful tips on how to avoid them, a very common problem among walkers. Very handy advice whether you are getting ready for your walking holiday

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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The IrelandWays.com / CaminoWays.com team would like to thank you all our customers and friends for your support in 2014 and wish you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year. 2014 has been an exciting year: Our first walking

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Should I get travel insurance?

Maria ,

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We recommend you play it safe and purchase travel insurance before your cycling and walking holiday in Ireland. Basic cover generally includes: -Emergency medical care abroad, personal accident, out-patient medical expenses, repatriation (Sometimes). -When things go wrong with your travel

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Do you have family activity holidays?

Maria ,

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Yes! IrelandWays.com has designed cycling and walking trips for families. Most of our tours in Ireland can be adapted in terms of distances to suit families with children. If you click on the ‘Family Friendly’ collection you will get a

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How to get there?

Maria ,

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Every IrelandWays.com tour contains a detailed ‘Access’ section giving you information about airports, as well as public transport to/from your starting and finishing point. This section is situated in the tab menu for each cycling and walking holiday in Ireland (see

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How to follow the path?

Maria ,

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Most of our cycling and walking holidays in Ireland are self-guided and can depart year-round at any date. Ahead of your trip, you will receive a ‘Holiday Pack’ containing navigation material including walking notes (or guide book) and map(s), as well

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What is the level of difficulty?

Roland ,

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We offer a range of walking and cycling holidays in Ireland, the Camino de Santiago, Via Francigena and other walking trails in Europe to suit levels of fitness. The level of difficulty is stated in the ‘Quick Facts’ box for each walking

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Undertake an outdoor challenge in Ireland

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If you want an outdoor challenge we can adapt any of our walking or cycling tours to make your trip extra challenging. With IrelandWays.com there is not intermediaries, therefore we can make your cycling or walking holiday in Ireland a day

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