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The Best Hiking Trails in Connaught (Ireland)

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Photo of LoughInagh to Leenane Photo of The Western Way: Part 1 Oughterard to Newport Photo of Mount Gable-2016-06-09
  • LoughInagh to Leenane

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    near Recess, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    10.84mi
    Elevation +
    436f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo of LoughInagh to Leenane Photo of LoughInagh to Leenane Photo of LoughInagh 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
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  • near Oughterard, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    70.51mi
    Elevation +
    5863f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of The Western Way: Part 1 Oughterard to Newport Photo of The Western Way: Part 1 Oughterard to Newport Photo of The 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...

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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 of Mount Gable-2016-06-09 Photo of Mount Gable-2016-06-09 Photo of Mount 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...

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  • Sligo Way, Ireland

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    near Largan, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    50.54mi
    Elevation +
    3314f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo of Sligo Way, Ireland Photo of Sligo Way, Ireland Photo of Sligo 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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  • Connemara Diamond Hill

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    near Letterfrack, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    4.33mi
    Elevation +
    1348f
    TrailRank
    46| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Connemara Diamond Hill Photo of Connemara Diamond Hill Photo of Connemara 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
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  • Silver strand up mweelrea

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    near Dardeen, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    6.87mi
    Elevation +
    2680f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Silver strand up mweelrea Photo of Silver strand up mweelrea Photo of Silver 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
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  • Ben Gower via Ben Lettery 6.2 km

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    near Emlaghdauroe, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    3.89mi
    Elevation +
    2287f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Ben Gower via Ben Lettery 6.2 km Photo of Ben Gower via Ben Lettery 6.2 km Photo of Ben 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
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  • near Recess, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    6.43mi
    Elevation +
    2238f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Knockahillion North, Barrlugrevagh, Letterbreckaun Loop Photo of Knockahillion North, Barrlugrevagh, Letterbreckaun Loop Photo of Knockahillion 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...

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

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

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  • Clifden Sky Road

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

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  • Letterbrauckan

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

    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...

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  • near Largydonnell, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    6.16mi
    Elevation +
    1385f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Keelogues Mountain, Glenade, Co Leitrim, Ireland Photo of Keelogues Mountain, Glenade, Co Leitrim, Ireland Photo of Keelogues 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...

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  • near Newport, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    82.08mi
    Elevation +
    4350f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of The Western Way: Part 2 Newport to the start of the Sligo Way Photo of The Western Way: Part 2 Newport to the start of the Sligo Way Photo of The 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...

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  • near Carrowbunnauna, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    7.13mi
    Elevation +
    1368f
    TrailRank
    41| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Strandhill costal walk Killaspugbrone and Knocknarrea Photo of Strandhill costal walk Killaspugbrone and Knocknarrea Photo of Strandhill 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
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  • near Emlaghdauroe, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    10.97mi
    Elevation +
    4938f
    TrailRank
    41| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Glencoaghan Horseshoe. Twelve Bens Connemara Photo of Glencoaghan Horseshoe. Twelve Bens Connemara Photo of Glencoaghan 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: ...

    Good hike ! But How did you do it in 4h ?! Did it in 8h. Did you run ?
    duroc
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  • near Ballyduffy, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    4.10mi
    Elevation +
    2379f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo of Nephin, Mayo, Ireland (Hewitt, Marilyn and 600m+ peak). Photo of Nephin, Mayo, Ireland (Hewitt, Marilyn and 600m+ peak). Photo of Nephin, 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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  • Slievemore, Dugort, Achill Island

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    near Dugort, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    4.34mi
    Elevation +
    2149f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Slievemore, Dugort, Achill Island Photo of Slievemore, Dugort, Achill Island Photo of Slievemore, 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...

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  • near Largydonnell, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    5.50mi
    Elevation +
    1276f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Arroo trail + Keeloges Mt (and lough) Photo of Arroo trail + Keeloges Mt (and lough) Photo of Arroo trail + Keeloges Mt (and lough)

    The Arroo Trail is located near Glenade and it is sign posted from the main road R280 at Largydonnell. Follow a small lane to a small car park. From there the road is private but pedestrian access has recently been allow...

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  • Dugort Bogland Walk

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    near Dugort, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    5.44mi
    Elevation +
    367f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo of Dugort Bogland Walk Photo of Dugort Bogland Walk Photo of Dugort Bogland Walk

    Ensure you have footwear with ankle support for walking across the bogland and that you wear trouser pullups. Bring a walking pole. Not a particularly difficult walk but allow for the wet, soggy section

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  • near Doon Hill, Connaught (Ireland)
    Distance
    10.48mi
    Elevation +
    207f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 2.0
    Photo of Ballyconneely Beaches and Inland Trail (Connemara) Photo of Ballyconneely Beaches and Inland Trail (Connemara) Photo of Ballyconneely Beaches and Inland Trail (Connemara)

    A nice walk for late August/early September when the Gorse and Heather are in full bloom and the beaches are all yours. Note: Due to gorse fires our path on the return journey was blocked at 10.6km.... then changed rout...

    À ne pas faire ! Surtout en janvier où la lande est complètement détrempée et où les agriculteurs ont clôturé tous les c...
    Patrice35
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