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Fairy Pig Walk Picnic
Arrive at Burren Nature Sanctuary Meet and feed the farm animals including Frisky the goat and her friends Hannah, Mocha and Chino, Frank the Llama and Dolly the alpaca Continue to Emilia's paddock and meet Emilia the Juliana pig (or Flora her understudy!) who lives next door to Dyson the rescued not-so-micro pig! Emilia will run out of her paddock to get her harness on and with help from Mary or Helen, you will learn how to lead Emilia and use the pig paddle to turn and direct her! Laugh a lot! Set off down the nature walk and learn a little about the famine village (Emilia is not a great fan of history...) Lead Emilia around the fairy woodland and visit the fairy houses. Make a wish in the Fairy wishing well. Take photos with Emila and share on social media or save as a Christmas card image! Continue your walk unguided around the mile-long nature walk. Great for groups. Bring a picnic to enjoy in one of our shelters Subject to cancellation in very bad weather- Emilia does not like heavy rain!
The Irish Dance Experience
In the company of an experienced local Irish dancer learn a variety of different Irish dance styles and steps in a fun and relaxed environment. Visitors are introduced to sean-nós (Old style), Ceilí (group dancing) and the world famous Riverdance style. In 90 minutes unforgettable memories are created that allows participants to physically move through the history and embody the culture of Ireland.
Seaweed & Abalone Farm Tasting Tour
You'll discover the future of food at our coastal landbased aquaculture farm tucked away amongst the maze of old stone walls in Rossaveel. Guided by Sinead and Cindy, you'll experience the joys of identifying and foraging seaweed along the rugged coastline and enjoy a tour of this modern aquaculture system. We'll provide you with a delicious tasting of fresh seafood dishes that makes use of the seafood grown on the farm as well as fresh wild ingredients foraged from the nearby sea. Other things to note For guests travelling without a car, public transport is available by taking the 424 bus to Kieran’s Cross, Rossaveal and private transport can be arranged by contacting John King Minibus Hire on 00353 876977634 or by emailing johnbelclare@yahoo.ie
Traditional Irish Stew & Brown Bread Baking with lunch
Traditional Irish stew Irish stew is renowned throughout the world and was recently listed by The Lonely Planet in their Top 50 food experiences. I give guests hands on experience of preparing and cooking this healthy and nutritious dish using my own traditional recipe handed down to me from my grandmother. Guests will learn which vegetables to use and what cut of lamb gives best results. And they get to sample the finished product of this delicious dish. Ingredients are: lamb, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, thyme, potato, turnip and leek. Vegetable stock. Vegetarian versions are available. Please do let me know if you have any dietary/ allergy or food concerns. Traditional Irish Brown Bread Whilst the stew is cooking I will teach you how to bake our traditional Irish brown bread. After cooking we will sit down and have lunch which is included in the price.
Couples Adventure Photo Shoot - Cliffs of Moher
My couples Cliffs of Moher photography package offers up to 1.5 hours of photography coverage on location. Photos are delivered fully edited, in high resolution via an online gallery and are downloadable from here. It is hard to guarantee a set number of images in these cases but all your photo requirements and preferences will be met at minimum. Please note this experience is not suitable for wedding/elopement or proposal photography. Should you wish to talk about these types of photography do drop us a message and we can help you out. All shoots must be booked in for two people. Please note this experience may be cancelled depending on weather conditions. We will do our best to notify you as soon as we expect adverse weather conditions. If you do not see a date or time available that suits you please do get in touch and we will do our best to work an experience around your touring schedule. Other things to note Moderate fitness and comfort with heights required.

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Fairy Pig Walk Picnic
Arrive at Burren Nature Sanctuary Meet and feed the farm animals including Frisky the goat and her friends Hannah, Mocha and Chino, Frank the Llama and Dolly the alpaca Continue to Emilia's paddock and meet Emilia the Juliana pig (or Flora her understudy!) who lives next door to Dyson the rescued not-so-micro pig! Emilia will run out of her paddock to get her harness on and with help from Mary or Helen, you will learn how to lead Emilia and use the pig paddle to turn and direct her! Laugh a lot! Set off down the nature walk and learn a little about the famine village (Emilia is not a great fan of history...) Lead Emilia around the fairy woodland and visit the fairy houses. Make a wish in the Fairy wishing well. Take photos with Emila and share on social media or save as a Christmas card image! Continue your walk unguided around the mile-long nature walk. Great for groups. Bring a picnic to enjoy in one of our shelters Subject to cancellation in very bad weather- Emilia does not like heavy rain!
Galway's legendary walking tour !
The legendary tour centers around the tale of the Lynch family. Its a fascinating tale of how Walter Lynch is accused and tried for the murder of a visiting Spaniard who was a little too interested in his beautiful wife to be...or was he ? The story ends in a dramatic climax...but you will have to take the tour for that finale ! We also look at the legend of the Claddagh ring with a tale connected to Caribbean pirates, North African slave owners and a gold ring that speaks of eternal love. Christopher Columbus makes his appearance too, looking for a new way to China, but worrying that Atlantis might stand in his way. These and other tales are woven together in a 80-90 minute walk through the city. Its taken at a gentle pace to bring in all the major places of interest and embed them into the story of our city. Other things to note Dont worry about it raining - we have plenty of places to hide out of the rain !
Cliffs of Moher Hike from Doolin
The Cliffs Of Moher is often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. This guided tour will take you on an 8km (5 mile) adventure from the small fishing village of Doolin, along a breathtaking route to the top of the Cliffs Of Moher. The experience is brought to life with fascinating stories passed down from generations. Oh, and you will see the BEST views of the Cliffs of Moher! Views that are not seen by 97% of the people who visit the Cliffs of Moher each year. Bring your camera! WHERE DOES THE EXPERIENCE START? The experience begins at the Fiddle + Bow Hotel in Doolin where you will meet the guide. The guide will explain the itinerary and answer any questions. The tour is less about facts and figures and more about stories. The guide always encourages stories from visitors too! WHERE DOES THE EXPERIENCE END? The tour will end at the visitor center at the top of the Cliffs where guests are free to go inside to relax. By the end of this experience, guests will have explored the Cliffs of Moher in a way most don't get to see it. They will be left with a strong sense of connection with Clare and the Cliffs of Moher. TRANSPORTATION Transportation back to Doolin will be organized by your guide! Most people opt for the taxi but you can walk or get the public bus too! IS THE HIKE DIFFICULT? We suggest a moderate level of fitness!
The Irish Dance Experience
In the company of an experienced local Irish dancer learn a variety of different Irish dance styles and steps in a fun and relaxed environment. Visitors are introduced to sean-nós (Old style), Ceilí (group dancing) and the world famous Riverdance style. In 90 minutes unforgettable memories are created that allows participants to physically move through the history and embody the culture of Ireland.
Hiking - Expirience the real Connemara Wilderness
Explore the wild Connemara mountain ranges with a local professional guide with years of experience in the area. From the rugged 12 Bens to the boggy Mamturks, I have the local knowledge and skills to safely bring you to the isolated peaks and valleys of the ancient landscape. Learn about century old Irish culture, from the original settlers to the famine, experience some incredible views and relax in the tranquil wilderness of the west of Ireland.
Ancient folk methods, laughter & nature in The Burren
Together, dear friends, we'll learn about ancient folk-healing methods while immersing ourselves in nature in well-hidden sacred sites around the Burren. Our tours are small and intimate and together we can laugh, dance, sing and shake out a little (if you feel like it) and connect with nature in the outdoors. Get in touch with your own natural propensity to heal through conscious awareness. I've just relaunched the second edition of my book 'Nourishment - Stories from the Burren' first published in 2019 with the support of Creative Ireland and UNESCO Burren Geopark. Writing this has put me in a position to share authenticated information about the archaeology, geology of the area as well as ancient healing traditions handed down by medieval monks and local families. All experiences will be held in Burren UNESCO Geopark.
Visit an Oyster Farm with the Owner
In this experience, you will visit an oyster farm—one of the oldest in the country—and see how oysters have been grown for centuries in the crystal cold waters here. Oysters have been farmed in Ballinakill Bay, Connemara since 1893. Originally, the oysters were brought by horse and cart in barrels to Clifden, then they traveled by rail to Dublin for shipment on the mail boat to England. Today, oysters from Ballinakill Bay are served in local hotels and restaurants as well as being exported worldwide. Food can stimulate all our senses—taste, smell, vision, and feel. Your visit to the DK Connemara Oyster Farm truly does reach all those senses. Smell the fresh, wild Atlantic air. See the farm crew working hard in the water to grow the most perfectly formed oysters. Shuck your own oyster and take a guess at its weight, again learning more about the work put in to create flawless oysters. From "Seed to Plate" is the name of our Tour so of course, you'll finish with a taste of a beautiful fresh oyster. Other things to note We are a working farm and part of our tour is conducted outside, so please wear suitable clothes and footwear. If its raining heavily we can also deliver the tour indoors in our grading shed.
The Irish Wolfhounds
We have two pure bred Irish Wolfhounds. They are an ancient breed of Irish dog, and the largest dog in the world! You can meet up with Aidan at Bertra Beach, outside Westport where Aidan will introduce you to Spéir & Mairtín. You can greet and cuddle the dogs. Learn how they like to be petted and scratched and watch them run and play. Aidan will tell stories of the Legends of Cuchulain & his wolfhounds, from Irish mythology. And explain why lords & kings liked to have wolfhounds around them. Aidan can answer any questions about their care, eating habits, personalities, or any aspect of the dogs. At the end of the experience you can take photos of the dogs or Aidan will take photos while you hold the dogs by yourselves. By that time you can have made two wolfhound friends :)
Discover the majestic Cliffs of Moher andThe Burren
During this fully guided day tour to the Majestic Cliffs of Moher I will take you from Galway on a coastal drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, through the Burren and up to the Cliffs of Moher. En route, you will pass medieval castles, beautiful villages, fields of dry stone walls and amazing coastal views. I will entertain you with insights into the geology, history and stories of the landscapes in view. Discover the Burren perfumery and the Hazel Mountain chocolate factory. Travel along the Wild Atlantic Way caostal road and witness the ancient site of Poulnabrone Dolmen, the oldest megalithic monument in Ireland. Enjoy lunch in a traditional Irish Pub in Co. Clare where some of Irelands most famous musicians have palyed there lively renditions. View the breath taking Cliffs of Moher which are a UNESCO recognised site.
Afternoon food tour in Galway
Take a walk through the historical medieval city of Galway, also known as "The City of The Tribes" with a local guide, using food and drink as a way of explaining the history and culture of this bustling and thriving University city and showcasing local produce from the area. We visit 4 different venues that are favourite's of ours and we have food and drink in each venue. Visit a traditional pub, owned and ran by the same family for over 60 years. Eat in a building that was built in the 17th century. Finish the tour in traditional pub that has been brought back to life with a modern additional. The tour lasts 3.5 hours. Please bring your appetite as you shouldn't be hungry at the end of the tour. No small bite sizes here. A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. The tour will go ahead even in bad weather, unless there is an orange or red weather warning in place.
Seaweed & Abalone Farm Tasting Tour
You'll discover the future of food at our coastal landbased aquaculture farm tucked away amongst the maze of old stone walls in Rossaveel. Guided by Sinead and Cindy, you'll experience the joys of identifying and foraging seaweed along the rugged coastline and enjoy a tour of this modern aquaculture system. We'll provide you with a delicious tasting of fresh seafood dishes that makes use of the seafood grown on the farm as well as fresh wild ingredients foraged from the nearby sea. Other things to note For guests travelling without a car, public transport is available by taking the 424 bus to Kieran’s Cross, Rossaveal and private transport can be arranged by contacting John King Minibus Hire on 00353 876977634 or by emailing johnbelclare@yahoo.ie
Spin and weave Irish wool
Dolly and Molly, our fiberglass sheep "mascots" will greet you upon your arrival at Irish Fibre Crafters in Ardrahan village. Our spinning & weaving studio with craft gallery is spacious and light but also cozy; with spinning wheels, beautiful old wooden looms, and baskets of sheep and alpaca wool. Your host Sandra will start you on your fibre craft experience by chatting about the varied breeds of sheep in Ireland as you enjoy feeling the differing textures and softness of their wool. Next, Sandra will demonstrate traditional hand spinning and you can try it for yourself on one of the spinning wheels! A weaving demonstration will follow on one of three floor looms in the studio, and you may also want to give weaving a try. We'll then have a short tea and coffee break, and you can wander around our craft gallery, filled with unique items made by local crafters from Irish wool and Irish alpaca. To finish up you will try your hand at some hand spinning and make your own yarn to take home. We hope that you will pay us a visit and experience these genuine Irish fibres and crafts.
Traditional Irish Stew & Brown Bread Baking with lunch
Traditional Irish stew Irish stew is renowned throughout the world and was recently listed by The Lonely Planet in their Top 50 food experiences. I give guests hands on experience of preparing and cooking this healthy and nutritious dish using my own traditional recipe handed down to me from my grandmother. Guests will learn which vegetables to use and what cut of lamb gives best results. And they get to sample the finished product of this delicious dish. Ingredients are: lamb, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, thyme, potato, turnip and leek. Vegetable stock. Vegetarian versions are available. Please do let me know if you have any dietary/ allergy or food concerns. Traditional Irish Brown Bread Whilst the stew is cooking I will teach you how to bake our traditional Irish brown bread. After cooking we will sit down and have lunch which is included in the price.
Electric Fat Bike Connemara Full Day Private Tour
Experience the thrill of riding an electric fat tyre bike to discover the natural beauty of Connemara on a FULL DAY trip to some of the region's top sights. Explore the area and admire the diverse landscapes as you effortlessly zip along on this private guided excursion with roundtrip transportation from Galway. It’s EASY and FUN for everybody 14 YEARS and over with a typical cycle time of 3 hours. This luxury tour provides pick-up from your accommodation within 3km radius of Galway city. Otherwise CLADDAGH HALL on NIMMO’S PIER is our meeting point. Then sit back to enjoy the journey into this magnificent region. Connemara has an abundance of wonderful features and numerous attractions to enjoy along our chosen route: Roundstone - cycle along this beautiful coastline to the crystal waters at Dogs Bay. Explore the local bog lands or take in the coastal loop at Cashel. Leenane - this pretty village sits at the end of Irelands only Fjord. Cycle beside the ocean for fabulous elevated views or choose to relax onboard a Killary Cruise ! Loch Na Fooey - enjoy the breathtaking scenery surrounding this fresh water lake. There is also opportunity to experience a sheepdog demonstration. The old bog road from Clonbur provides tremendous views over Lough Corrib. This special day is sure to be the highlight of your trip !
Couples Adventure Photo Shoot - Cliffs of Moher
My couples Cliffs of Moher photography package offers up to 1.5 hours of photography coverage on location. Photos are delivered fully edited, in high resolution via an online gallery and are downloadable from here. It is hard to guarantee a set number of images in these cases but all your photo requirements and preferences will be met at minimum. Please note this experience is not suitable for wedding/elopement or proposal photography. Should you wish to talk about these types of photography do drop us a message and we can help you out. All shoots must be booked in for two people. Please note this experience may be cancelled depending on weather conditions. We will do our best to notify you as soon as we expect adverse weather conditions. If you do not see a date or time available that suits you please do get in touch and we will do our best to work an experience around your touring schedule. Other things to note Moderate fitness and comfort with heights required.
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