West of Ireland Walking Tours Connemara

DAY 1: Arrival in Oughterard

From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Oughterard.

DAY 2: Oughterard - Maam Valley

26km • 6 - 8 hours • (↑) 190m

A long, relatively flat, walk follows quiet country roads out of Oughterard alongside the shores of Lough Corrib - an internationally renowned fishing destination. After passing the lake, you cross some scenic bogland typical of the local area before finishing your walk in the Maamturk Mountains.

DAY 3: Maam Valley - Leenane

30km • 7 - 9 hours • (↑) 350m

Those leg muscles will be put to the test this morning as you climb upwards to Máméan Pass (the pass of the birds). At the top of the pass, there is a wonderful surprise. (You will have to visit to find out!) The trail finishes along a beautiful old track overlooking Ireland's only fjord.

DAY 4: Killary Harbour Famine Trail

22km • 5 - 7 hours • (↑) 130m

Follow an old country road out to Rosroe - a remote and beautiful location at the tip of Killary Harbour. Return towards Leenane along the 'Famine Track' - an old road built after the Great Famine of the mid-1800's to provide much needed employment for the local population. A walk to remember.