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The Best Hiking Trails in Connaught (Ireland)

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Photo of LoughInagh to Leenane Photo of Slí Ghráinne Mhaol Looped walk Photo of The Western Way: Part 1 Oughterard to Newport
  • LoughInagh to Leenane

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    near Recess, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    10.84mi
    Elevation +
    436f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofLoughInagh to Leenane Photo ofLoughInagh to Leenane Photo ofLoughInagh to Leenane

    Great walk from Inagh valley to Leenane along the Western Way with great views of The Twelve Bens and Maamturks.

    What a beautiful nature and wonderful photos I was excited to see your pictures Wishing you all the best, dear friend
    mehdi.tabibvand
  • Slí Ghráinne Mhaol Looped walk

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    near Derreen, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    4.44mi
    Elevation +
    817f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofSlí Ghráinne Mhaol Looped walk Photo ofSlí Ghráinne Mhaol Looped walk Photo ofSlí Ghráinne Mhaol Looped walk

    Probably THE MOST STUNNING looped walk we have done in Ireland. Wait for a sunny day. Wear proper walking boots. Around each’ corner’ was another stunning vista. It’s an extremely well marked trail with a number of seats...

    Gracias por compartir informacion. Una caminata fantàstica. Thanks for sharing information. A fantastic walk.
    ssoti
  • near Oughterard, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    70.51mi
    Elevation +
    5863f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo ofThe Western Way: Part 1 Oughterard to Newport Photo ofThe Western Way: Part 1 Oughterard to Newport Photo ofThe Western Way: Part 1 Oughterard to Newport

    I walked "The Western Way" as a possible section of the E2 European Long Distance Path, as well as for its innate beauty. This is part 1 of the route, it differed in places from an older GPX track I had downloaded from w...

  • Sligo Way, Ireland

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    near Largan, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    50.54mi
    Elevation +
    3314f
    TrailRank
    52
    Photo ofSligo Way, Ireland Photo ofSligo Way, Ireland Photo ofSligo Way, Ireland

    The Sligo Way runs for 81 kilometres through the county in Ireland of the same name, and can be completed in three or four days. Splitting into three sections, the first from Lough Talt to beyond Easky Lough ("lough" is ...

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  • Mount Gable-2016-06-09

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    near An Fhairche, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    8.00mi
    Elevation +
    1440f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo ofMount Gable-2016-06-09 Photo ofMount Gable-2016-06-09 Photo ofMount Gable-2016-06-09

    A nice and easy loop from Clonbur village. It offers very nice sceneries on Lough Mask and Lough Corrib, as well as on Maumturks Mountains. Note that the path down from top of Mount Gable to Lough Coolin is somewhat st...

  • Ben Gower via Ben Lettery 6.2 km

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    near Emlaghdauroe, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    3.89mi
    Elevation +
    2287f
    TrailRank
    47| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofBen Gower via Ben Lettery 6.2 km Photo ofBen Gower via Ben Lettery 6.2 km Photo ofBen Gower via Ben Lettery 6.2 km

    We used Ben Lettery Hostel as a starting point which is a simple reference to begin.This walk was fantastic in perfect weather. Lovely autumn sunshine . One mile to the summit of Ben Lettery, the hard bit, and at this st...

    Thanks for making the trail
    JoBo Wardy
    tricky enough climb, but beautiful scenery!
    kaizersteven
  • Connemara Diamond Hill

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    near Letterfrack, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    4.33mi
    Elevation +
    1348f
    TrailRank
    47| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofConnemara Diamond Hill Photo ofConnemara Diamond Hill Photo ofConnemara Diamond Hill

    Walk in the Connemara NP, free parking and well marked trail, you can't miss it :-) Views form the top are really worthwhile and the track is really good, some uneven rocky steep track at the top, but the rest is gravel ...

    Nice one 👍 Thanks for sharing
    Ytang
  • Silver strand up mweelrea

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    near Dardeen, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    6.87mi
    Elevation +
    2680f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofSilver strand up mweelrea Photo ofSilver strand up mweelrea Photo ofSilver strand up mweelrea

    Not to bad at all, leaving Silver strand head 1 km up the road until you come to widening on the turn in the road to the left, go right up the farm trail go through the gate , and if you can see the valley between the mo...

    Poifect
    Mark Treanor
  • near Newport, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    82.08mi
    Elevation +
    4350f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo ofThe Western Way: Part 2 Newport to the start of the Sligo Way Photo ofThe Western Way: Part 2 Newport to the start of the Sligo Way Photo ofThe Western Way: Part 2 Newport to the start of the Sligo Way

    I walked "The Western Way" as a possible section of the E2 European Long Distance Path, as well as for its innate beauty. This is part 2 of the route, it differed in places from an older GPX track I had downloaded from w...

  • near Recess, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    6.43mi
    Elevation +
    2238f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo ofKnockahillion North, Barrlugrevagh, Letterbreckaun Loop Photo ofKnockahillion North, Barrlugrevagh, Letterbreckaun Loop Photo ofKnockahillion North, Barrlugrevagh, Letterbreckaun Loop

    Beautiful views! Waterfalls, bog, inhospitable granite... this hike has it all. I have to say I was glad to have the Hilltop Treks trail to follow, as I was on my own. Waterproof boots are essential, and poles would prob...

  • near Gaillimh, Connacht (Ireland)
    Distance
    15.30mi
    Elevation +
    282f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo ofSli chonamara Part 1 - Galway - Spiddal Photo ofSli chonamara Part 1 - Galway - Spiddal Photo ofSli chonamara Part 1 - Galway - Spiddal

    The Sli Chonamara trail is a 220km way-marked walking route that begins in Galway City and winds its way out to Connemara taking in the villages of An Spideal (Spiddal), Indreabhan (Inverin), An Cheathru Rua (Carraroe) a...

  • near Cashelgarran, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    6.39mi
    Elevation +
    1483f
    TrailRank
    43| Rating 3.0
    Photo ofBenbulbin (circular hike from Gartarowey) Photo ofBenbulbin (circular hike from Gartarowey) Photo ofBenbulbin (circular hike from Gartarowey)

    Very nice circular hike around Benbulbin beginning and ending in Gartarowey car park. The climb to Benbulbin is done from the east after two kilometers following the forest walk and joining the Glendarragh road. Beware ...

    No hi ha camí, es puja pel dret, i és molt molt dret. Com les cabres, doncs igual.
    Roger Bosch
  • Mid Turks 30th May 21

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    near Recess, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    7.80mi
    Elevation +
    2828f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofMid Turks 30th May 21 Photo ofMid Turks 30th May 21 Photo ofMid Turks 30th May 21

    Start at Maumeen pass car park Strong hike good climb Loose stones on top with steep scree section on way down 4k walk back to cars when finished

  • near Slievemore, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    3.65mi
    Elevation +
    2047f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofSlievemore (671m) from old cemetery parking Photo ofSlievemore (671m) from old cemetery parking Photo ofSlievemore (671m) from old cemetery parking

    [Español] Esta ruta empieza en el parking del viejo cementerio de Slievemore. Nada mas dejar el parking nos desviamos a la derecha, cruzando el poblado abandonado, y enfilamos la subida casi de manera directa. Menci...

  • Clifden Sky Road

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    near Clifden, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    10.13mi
    Elevation +
    600f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofClifden Sky Road Photo ofClifden Sky Road Photo ofClifden Sky Road

    From the city of Clifden follow the main road up (north) for about 2.5 km until find on the left a tinny road called "sky road". Here begins the way called Sky Road. First on the inside (north) bordering the lake. Then...

  • Western way

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    near Westport, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    58.70mi
    Elevation +
    5538f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofWestern way Photo ofWestern way Photo ofWestern way

    Part of the Western Way. Westport to Recess. Start and end point are accessible by bus. Note that the alternative trail over the mountain that is still displayed on some maps has been changed. Its not easy to find pla...

  • near Emlaghdauroe, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    10.97mi
    Elevation +
    4938f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 4.84
    Photo ofGlencoaghan Horseshoe. Twelve Bens Connemara Photo ofGlencoaghan Horseshoe. Twelve Bens Connemara Photo ofGlencoaghan Horseshoe. Twelve Bens Connemara

    This is a rugged mountainous terrain with extremely steep cliffs. Demanding hike. Starting and finishing in the Ben Lettery Connemara Hostel, where you can park outside. The six peaks in anti-clockwise walk are: ...

    Its was so so hard.
    Sophia Gerges
    Good hike ! But How did you do it in 4h ?! Did it in 8h. Did you run ?
    duroc
  • Slievemore, Dugort, Achill Island

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    near Dugort, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    4.34mi
    Elevation +
    2149f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofSlievemore, Dugort, Achill Island Photo ofSlievemore, Dugort, Achill Island Photo ofSlievemore, Dugort, Achill Island

    A really good hike. Leaving the road just past sliverstrand keep left all the way to the top. Steep for last 100m. Stunning 360⁰ views from the top (best crisp sandwich and a coffee) well deserved. A steady decent with...

  • near Largydonnell, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    6.16mi
    Elevation +
    1385f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofKeelogues Mountain, Glenade, Co Leitrim, Ireland Photo ofKeelogues Mountain, Glenade, Co Leitrim, Ireland Photo ofKeelogues Mountain, Glenade, Co Leitrim, Ireland

    This lovely walk starts near Glanade village on the R 280 Manorhamilton - Bundoran road. Driving from Glanade to Kinlough takena right turn on to a narrow road brown sign posted 'Arroo trail'. There is a small area for p...

  • near Carrowbunnauna, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    7.13mi
    Elevation +
    1368f
    TrailRank
    41| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofStrandhill costal walk Killaspugbrone and Knocknarrea Photo ofStrandhill costal walk Killaspugbrone and Knocknarrea Photo ofStrandhill costal walk Killaspugbrone and Knocknarrea

    Costal walk starts at the seafront near the cannon gun at the seafront in Strandhill. This is a loop walk which includes climb to Knocknarrea. The walker will enjoy stunning views of Strandhill, Benbulben mountain, Sligo...

    Nice walk - the uphill is strenuous as there are now sleepers on the second part of the uphill so quite a lot of steps. ...
    kevser_m
  • near Slievemore, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    4.05mi
    Elevation +
    2031f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofSlievemore, Achill Island, Ireland (Hewitt and Marilyn). Photo ofSlievemore, Achill Island, Ireland (Hewitt and Marilyn). Photo ofSlievemore, Achill Island, Ireland (Hewitt and Marilyn).

    Slievemore, Achill Island, Ireland (Hewitt and Marilyn). I’m keeping these summaries short as I’m on a two month tour of Ireland and there’s a lot of hills to hike and therefore lots of entries. All mapping used are vie...

  • Letterbrauckan

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    near Recess, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    6.70mi
    Elevation +
    1985f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofLetterbrauckan Photo ofLetterbrauckan Photo ofLetterbrauckan

    Letterbrauckan Over looks the Inagh Valley and Lake in the heart of Connemara. I did this walk at night time giving some Night Navigation Skills and Assesments on a very wet and dark Nov evening.... so the pictures are t...

  • near Letterettrin, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    7.42mi
    Elevation +
    2320f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofBenbaun - The Twelve pins - Connemara ( Ireland) Photo ofBenbaun - The Twelve pins - Connemara ( Ireland) Photo ofBenbaun - The Twelve pins - Connemara ( Ireland)

    This is a 12 Km circular hike on rough ground in Connemara. The last 2 km is on tarmac road. The terrain is bog land and loose rocks near the Benbaun summit (725m). To reach to the start of the hike driving on the N59 ro...

  • near Ballyduffy, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    4.10mi
    Elevation +
    2379f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofNephin, Mayo, Ireland (Hewitt, Marilyn and 600m+ peak). Photo ofNephin, Mayo, Ireland (Hewitt, Marilyn and 600m+ peak). Photo ofNephin, Mayo, Ireland (Hewitt, Marilyn and 600m+ peak).

    Nephin, Mayo, Ireland (Hewitt, Marilyn and 600m+ peak). I’m keeping these summaries short as I’m on a two month tour of Ireland and there’s a lot of hills to hike and therefore lots of entries. All mapping used are view...

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