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Easy to moderate walks in Ireland

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Easy to moderate walks in Ireland

Spending 7-9 days in Ireland during May 2015, would like to base ourselves in an area or maybe two and explore by mainly walking, other interests historical areas, gardens. Will be relying on public transport. Thought of Dublin and Galway, also suggestions on self-catering accommodation. Appreciate any advice from fellow travellers.

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1. Re: Easy to moderate walks in Ireland

When you say walking, do you mean hiking of some form, even if it is easy hiking?

If so, I'm not sure Dublin or Galway is an ideal option.

You can access the start of some walking trails in the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains by public transport from Dublin, but the best of the trails are further south. Those can be accessed by either taking the train to Rathdrum or using the Glendalough bus service, but it takes time.

In Galway, a number of trails are accessible from the bus to Clifden, but they only really start after Oughterard, which is 40 minutes out of the city.

For more direct access to walking, consider Killarney, Westport or maybe Sligo.

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3. Re: Easy to moderate walks in Ireland

Kerry has a huge variety of walks at all levels. http://www.kerryway.com/ http://www.kerrycamino.com/

Local groups usually welcome visitors so keep an eye on those such as http://annascaulwalks.org/hillwalking/

Castlebar in Co Mayo has a long running walking festival, so there are readily accessible walks at all levels as well. http://www.castlebar4dayswalks.com/

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