IrelandWays.com has linked up with some of Ireland’s best tourism offers on the Wild Atlantic Way to highlight two of our amazing walking routes along the west coast.This week we are excited to have a group of Irish and international journalists to sample the best of walking holidays in the west of Ireland. We will be taking in the sights along the Kerry Camino from Tralee to Dingle, featured in our Dingle Way walking tours; and travelling to Doolin by foot from the Cliffs of Moher which is featured in the Burren Way. Our group will be walking two of our popular Irish walking and cycling tours in areas of The Dingle Way and the Burren Way. Our friends from the Kerry Camino are hosting the group in Tralee where we will sample Irish traditional music and food, taking in some of the Kerry sights on the second day.
Touring the Wild Atlantic Way
We are starting the press trip in Limerick city, dining in the historic King John’s Castle where we will learn a little about the medieval history of Ireland. Limerick City lies in the heart of the Shannon Region and is easily accessible through the nearby Shannon Airport. This is a great starting point for our Wild Atlantic Way tour as it the Irish city where Ireland’s longest river, the Shannon River, meets the Atlantic Ocean.
After lunch in Limerick’s medieval attraction we will travel to the town of Tralee in Co.Kerry to officially launch our IrelandWays.com walking and cycling tours. The town of Tralee is a great meeting point for touring the south-west of Ireland as it lies in the heart of Kerry. We will enjoy accommodation in the Grand Hotel Tralee each evening. Located on the site of a historical Norman castle, this is one of Kerry’s oldest hotels.
On the second day we have opted for a walk on the majestic Dingle Peninsula, also located on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way. The charming town of Dingle is a hotspot for all visitors to Ireland. We will begin our walk at St.James Church, taking in the views of the surrounding mountains and sandy beaches. From the time of Saint Brendan, monks and pilgrims walked to Dingle to travel on to the Camino de Santiago in Spain. We might even get lucky and get a glimpse of Fungie the local dolphin.
On the third day we are making our way to the Cliffs of Moher in Co.Clare. As one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions the Cliffs of Moher promises to be a great experience for our press visitors. We are stopping to have a chat with our friends at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre where we will get a great view of the 8km stretch of the Burren coastline and reach the highest point at the Cliffs at a staggering 720 feet above sea level. After taking in the views we will challenge ourselves to a walk from the Cliffs of Moher to the charming village of Doolin. This is one of the beautiful walking routes along the Irish coast and if the weather is on our side the Aran Islands will be clearly visible in the distance. We will have lunch in Gus O’Connors’s Pub in Doolin before making our way back to Dublin City Centre.
We hope that all of the visiting journalists enjoy a taste of our Irish walking and cycling holidays. If you would like to join us for your next Irish summer vacation contact one of our travel specialists. For more information on the Wild Atlantic Way walking and cycling tours contact the IrelandWays.com travel specialists