Irish Tours

Tour Clare is also pleased to announce new Irish Tours for 2010. We now offer 5-day, 8-day and 12-day tours of Ireland in English, German, Italian and Spanish. Download the PDF. Please contact us for booking information.

There is no one right way to tour Ireland.

The exceptional nature of the people and the beauty found in every part of the land makes it quite difficult to have a bad time.

Even the weather, sometimes having the reputation for playfulness, might drive you from a hiking trail into the nearest pub where you will discover just the perfect craic (conversation) to remember forever.

There are many levels of tours offered in Ireland, ranging from simple suggestions of places to go to the comfort of tour busses where everything is carefully planned for your convenience.

Dublin Tours - Find the perfect tour around Dublin, from the City Hop-on Hop-off Tour to the famous Dublin Literary Pub Crawl .

Tours from Dublin - See ancient sites on the Newgrange and Monasterboice Day Trip or, if you have the time take a few days exploring the rest of Ireland on the Northern Ireland and the North West Small Group Land Rover Tou r.

Killarney Tours - These tours originate in Killarney and travel to such places as the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Bay.

Golf Tours (Groups of four or more)

When you arrive, we will meet your group at the plane, provide you with all tee times, hotel bookings and a luxury chauffeured motor coach, and we will be available for you should any problems arise during your stay.

This page also has hotels with golf courses and you can book online.

Award Winning, Irish Adventure Tours (It's like a Safari, only with Pubs)

Instead of buses or minibuses, these tours use 4X4 Land Rovers so their group sizes are smaller and more flexible and you can explore areas far beyond the reach of mere mortal tours.

Irish Green Hotels, Eco-friendly Attractions and Tours

Walking Tours

Burren Walking Tour
These rambles are an ideal introduction to the geology, natural history, botany, archaeology, history, agriculture and conservation of the region.

Most Burren flora and many archaeological sites are encountered on routes which take the visitor to the heart of the Burren within short time spans.

The mixed walks are in different areas of the Burren and range from 1 to 6 hours in duration. Most Tours can be completed by all age groups and some will require good footwear.

Footfalls Walking Tours   
Offers you everything from mountain peaks to lush green valleys, broad-leaved woodlands and a rugged Atlantic coastline. Ireland has less then four million people and hill walking being a relative new pursuit means that we virtually have the hills to ourselves!

Mourne Wall Walk
Built over 18 years between 1904 and 1922, the 22-mile Mourne Wall encloses 9000 acres of land which drains into the Silent Valley and Ben Crom reservoirs.

The wall covers 9000-plus feet of ascent, rising and falling over 15 mountains including Slieve Donard, Slieve Commedagh and the ever popular Slieve Binnian. While it provides a physical challenge to complete in one day, it is unquestionably the greatest long walk in the Mournes, providing views and memories unsurpassed in Northern Ireland.

Munster Hill Walks
This site contains a just a small selection of the many hill walks available in the Munster area. All walks have been logged using a GPS so it should be possible to repeat any walk using a map and a compass.

All walks have been conducted on a preplanned basis in a group with an experienced walk leader.

True Ireland
Comprehensive guide to trail walks and other activities in Western Ireland.

Uwalk.ie (Europe)
A UWalk guided walk is ideal for single travellers, couples, or groups of friends. Our group sizes are small usually about 10 to 16 people.

Ecotourism Attractions and Events

Eagles Flying
Situated amid the beautiful landscape of the North-West of Ireland, Eagles Flying, Ireland's biggest sanctuary for birds of prey and owls offers you incomparable impressions of majestic raptors soaring over one of the most lovely locations to be found.

Free-flying demonstrations with different birds of prey such as eagles, hawks and falcons twice daily at 11 am and 3 pm lasting one hour each and that there is also a pet-zoo

The Green Festival
The Green Festival celebrates our heritage, environment, food, culture and ecology. It is a festival for local communities and environmentally aware visitors.

Ireland's Green Holiday Experience
Come to the Green Box and enjoy a new experience, you will be staying in a developing eco tourism destination.

We hope you will enjoy organic food and experience a different pace of life and wellbeing. We will give you nature / educational based holiday capable of broadening your mind and enlivening your souls, a different destination firmly grounded in sustainable principles and practices.

The Irish Seal Sanctuary
Seal rescue, treatment and release program in Ireland.

Exploris - Northern Ireland Aquarium
The Seal Sanctuary affords the visitor the opportunity to view the process of rehabilitation of rescued seal pups from their arrival through to full health when they are re-introduced to the wild.

Wexford Ecotourism
Situated on the North Slob, Ireland's premier wildfowl reserve, covers 550 acres, and is located at the western end of the 2,400 acres of �polder land' claimed from the sea in 1847.

From Wexford Town, towering above the long, low sea-wall, the tall chimney stack of the North Slob Pumphouse (built to control and maintain water levels on the slob), clearly marks the location of the reserve centre's main entrance.

Whale Watch Co. Cork
Whale watching in Ireland and whale watching in West Cork in particular, has now reached a high point for cetacean enthusiasts the world over.

Following a proposal made by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group the Irish government declared Irish coastal waters a whale and dolphin sanctuary during the early 1990's, the first of its kind in Europe.

Wise Woman Festival

This festival takes place annually in Dromahair, Co Leitrim. The 2007 Festival is taking place May 25th - 27th. It is a weekend of learning, discovery, celebration and fun for women of all ages.

It is a time to renew our connection with the earth, explore our creativity, honour our self and each other and celebrate our wisdom.

Workshops, celebrations, and rituals make this an educational and inspirational weekend.

Archeology and Mythical Ireland

Celtic Spirit Tours
Celtic Spirit offers cultural holidays in Inishmore (Inis Mor), Ireland.

We specialize in walking tours, Celtic heritage courses, Single Holidays, Irish singing and dancing, basket making and archaeological tours.

Back in the villages you will encounter the homely warmth of the local hospitality-fine food, music, and 'craic.'

Megalithic Ireland   
Ancient pathways, etched in unyielding earth since time immemorial reveal the hidden secrets of this mystical landscape.

Stone walls, built with care and skill, remind us that this place was once densely populated.

Here and there ruins of stone-built cottages stand deserted, relics of a famine-ravaged past. There potato beds lie; ridge and furrow, beneath the purple heather where early nineteenth century toil yielded crops.

History walks ivy-clad cloisters where monks once forged a golden age of learning for the darkness of the middle ages.

Sacred Island Tours   
Welcome to the Sacred Island, a collection of ancient megalithic sites, mythology, art and astronomy, with some virtual tours, by artist and researcher Martin Byrne.

Sacred Site Tours   
Journey through a lush green land of rhododendrons (in May); foxglove & fuchsia (in July thru October) & heather (in August & September) - a mystical, mysterious land filled with mystery, legend, folk-tales & mythology.

The mountains and loughs we visit are homes of the gods & goddesses & reverberate with energy.

Irish Gardens Tour - Self Guided

Tour of the famous gardens located in the East, Southeast and Southwest of Ireland.

Dublin, Galway, Cork and Kerry Tours - Motor Coach or Self Guided

Tour of the South and Southwest including the Ring of Kerry.

Dublin, Donegal, Mayo, Galway and Clare Tours - Motor Coach or Self Guided

Tour travelling to the West and the Northwest. Excellent stops including Bru na Boinne and Glenveagh National Park.

Dublin, Donegal, Mayo, Galway and Tipperary Tours - Motorcoach or Self Guided

Covering the West and the Southwest taking in the wilds of Connemara and the Ring of Kerry.

Dublin, Galway, Kerry and Cork Tours - Self Guided

Tour of Ireland's scenic wonders with a variety of historical and cultural interests.

Dublin, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and Kildare Tours - Self Guided

Travel from Dublin to Mayo, down through Connemara and Clare to the Ring of Kerry.

Irish Nature Tours and Ecotourism

On this page we have gathered a number of attractions and tours that are eco-friendly.