Venture across Ireland on a breathtaking hike that winds near the Rock of Cashe, through the Glen of Aherlo, and onto the Beara Peninsula. Along the way, participate in Irish traditions and meet local entrepreneurs – including a brewer and an oyster farming family- for the full Irish experience with your AdventureWomen group.
Fáilte go hÉireann—Welcome to Ireland! Start in Dublin, the largest city in the Republic of Ireland and home to around 1.8 million people. Dublin has always been a center for education, arts, economics, industry, and history. Its importance on the international stage has made it one of the few cities that have achieved global city status.
Welcome to Ireland!
Cradled in the heart of the bay, Kenmare is a haven of tranquility, gourmet food, breathtaking scenery, and one of the most unspoiled environments in Europe. The Irish name of the town, “Neidin,” means “little nest” – it really feels like one, too.
The Beara Peninsula sits along the southwest coast of Ireland and makes up a portion of the Wild Atlantic Way. Many relics from the Bronze Age such as standing stones and wedge tombs remain in the area, and ancient buildings and the copper mine museum help preserve more of the past. Take a forty-minute ferry ride to the mysterious and enchanting Skellig islands
Killarney to Doolin
Crowned by the spectacular McGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range, Killarney National Park is Ireland’s first national park and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Discover the wild beauty of its native woodlands, pristine lakes, and lively waterfalls on a memorable day trip through the country’s “adventure capital.”
The charming town of Dingle, an active fishing port set in a bowl of green mountains, looks out over Dingle Bay to the Blasket Islands. It is full of friendly pubs with live traditional music. Popular area attractions include the beaches, Mount Brandon, and Ballydavid and Ballyferriter villages, and driving the area is like a trip through an open-air museum!
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most popular destinations, with spectacular ocean views seen from atop towering seaside cliffs. From the tower on the Cliffs, you can see the Aran Islands, the Loop Head, and the two mountain ranges of County Galway.
Doolin offers local pubs, folk music, and a hike through the Burren region, followed by a father-daughter oyster farming visit.
A farewell dinner at a local restaurant will allow you to celebrate all the incredible sights and amazing hiking you experienced with your traveling companions during your time in Ireland.
- Hike the Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, and Killarney National Park.
- Enjoy a once in a lifetime visit to the Skellig Michael bird sanctuary.
- Gain insights from a captivating woman writer and a skilled female brewer, visit a perfumery owned and operated by a local woman.
- Learn how to make traditional soda bread whose recipe was handed down through several generations.
What You'll See and Do
- Cooking Class
- Historical Sites
- Local Delicacies
- National Parks
- Natural History
- UNESCO Site
- Women-To-Women Exchanges