Gems of the Emerald Isle

Walking in Ireland, be it Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland can be hugely rewarding; with larger, more dramatic mountains than many give Ireland credit for and with tranquillity almost guaranteed, it is a beautiful place to explore.


A few of our favourite mountain regions are described below with ideas of possible walks. Although these can be done as day walks, due to the logistics of travelling to and from Ireland, we recommend you turn these walks into a 2-3 day adventure, perfect for a long weekend and allowing you to truly enjoy these beautiful regions by taking in two or three different walks.


Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements and all possible options. We are also more than happy to provide logistical advice for your visit to Emerald Isle if required.

Current Walking Areas to Choose From...

The Mourne Mountains


The highest peaks of Northern Ireland and a beautiful ring of granitic mountains. Often beautifully quiet and with stunning views over the Irish Sea coastline and across the waters to Scotland and England these mountains are well worth a look!


Highest Peak - Slieve Donard, 850m


Our Favourite - Slieve Lamagan, 704m. Although not the highest peak of the area, being situated in the middle of the Mournes provides stunning views in all directions across the entire mountain range and out to the Irish Sea.


Group Size - 2 to 8.


When: Any time of year possible (Exc. full winter conditions)


Difficulty (Click Here to learn more about difficulty ratings):

Macgillycuddy's Reeks


Containing the highest peaks in Ireland and the only peaks to reach above 1000m, The 'Reeks' stand proud over County Kerry and provide spectacular views across the Kerry coastline and the Dingle Peninsula.


Highest Peak: Carrauntoohill, 1038m


Our Favourite: Carrauntoohill via Caher (1001m). This is a lovely walk to the top of Ireland, also taking in Irelands 3rd highest peak, glaciated valleys, mountain loughs, ridges and an ever improving view towards the Dingle Peninsula. Well worth the effort!


Group Size - 2 to 6.


When: Any time of year possible (Exc. full winter conditions)


Difficulty (Click Here to learn more about difficulty ratings):



The hills of Connemara may not be quite as high as the Mourne Mountains or the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, but what they lack in altitude they make up for in their remoteness and picturesque landscape.


Highest Peak - Bin Bhán, 729m


Our Favourite - The Glencoaghan Horseshoe. Taking in several of the Twelve Bens of Connemara, the Glencoaghan Horseshoe is a classic big mountain walk through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland.


Group Size - 2 to 6.


When: Any time of year possible (Exc. full winter conditions)


Difficulty (Click Here to learn more about difficulty ratings):


First person (per day) - £120, plus £30pp thereafter*:


1 Person = £120

2 People = £150

3 People = £180, etc...


Included in the Cost:

  • Full guidance by a qualified Mountain Leader,
  • Waterproof map of the area for each attendee,
  • Group access to any photos taken during the day.


Optional Extras:

Advice and logistical support towards transportation and/or accommodation can be arranged at additional cost. Please let Terra Via know at the time of booking if required.


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If there are any other courses or walks you are interested in, please don't hesitate to Contact Us to discuss your requirements.


Payments are to be ideally made via Direct Brank Transfer or Paypal (N.b. There is a 3.5% surcharge for Paypal payments). 


* There is 10% non-refundable deposit included within the stated prices to cover costs incurred upon unforced cancellation. 


 We generally look to have a minimum of two participants for walks in Ireland due to logistaical costs.


For full details please see Terms & Conditions.

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