The Best of Killary Harbour

A hidden gem: The famine trail of Killary Harbour

This loop walk is one of the most dramatic places to visit in Ireland and not to be missed if you are in Connemara.

The harbour is surrounded by four separate mountain ranges including Mweelrea (830 meters), the highest mountain in Connacht. Because this area is well off the beaten track, it is still largely undiscovered by tourists. The route of this walk follows part of an old trail built in 1865 during the great famine.

On this tour, you will learn about the devastation which the famine caused in this area and Connemara’s unique flora. If tides are favorable, we will do some sea shore foraging for edible sea weed and shellfish. It is not unusual to spot grey seals and bottlenose dolphins in the harbour.

What’s included?

  • Experienced and qualified local guide
  • Tea or coffee and homemade biscuits

If you like, we can also provide a packed lunch supplied by the Connemara Hamper. Price: 12€

Due to Covid19 and social distancing regulations, it is currently necessary that you have your own transport to the starting point of the tour.
We’ll meet at the Clifden town centre (at the Alcock & Brown monument) at 9.30am.

Duration: 6 hours total
Level: Moderate
Fee: 60€ per person
– minimum 2 people

Let’s discover.

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