Walk Connemara
Walk Connemara
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Guided walking services. Guided walks in Connemara & Mayo mountains (12 Bens, Maumturks), hills, coast and islands for individuals and groups. Multi-day walking tours. Also self-guiding services including the "Connemara and Mayo - A Walking Guide" book, along with advice and support. Transport can be organised.
Clifden, County Galway, Ireland

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Erin S
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We did the walking tour of the Derrygimla bogs and it was lovely. Paul was very knowledgeable and we learned so much on our walking tour. In addition to what we learned Paul
Was kind enough to share a slice of his wife’s delicious homeade banana cake and a cup of hot coffee with us halfway through our walk.
I highly recommend Paul to anyone who is coming to the area, he also gave us plenty of recommendations for our next few days. We will definitely be booking another tour with him when we come back to visit.
Written 11 October 2023
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Ann J
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Sep 2023 • Family
My husband and I had explored Connemara by car on a previous trip to Ireland and decided we needed to get a more in-depth understanding of this magnificent region. We hired Paul for two of our six days in Connemara on the recommendation of a guide we had hired for the Burren and on the strength of his guidebook and online reviews. He turned out to be the ideal guide for us. He customized our hikes based on our interests and physical abilities, as well as the weather. Paul is extremely focused on safety and planned many alternate walks for us based on changes in the weather forecasts. He also brought along extra gear in case we needed anything.
Paul is a polymath who wears his knowledge lightly. He deeply enriched our hiking experiences by his broad knowledge of the geology, ecology, human history, and economic, cultural, and political situation of the area. He patiently answered all our questions and pointed out innumerable treasures along the trail that we would likely have missed or not fully appreciated without him. In addition to all he shared with us during our walks, Paul gave us numerous suggestions for hikes and places to visit on our own, along with the best places to eat, shop, and soak up the local culture. He even provided GPS links to all the hard-to-find places. We were totally delighted to have had Paul as our guide and are eager to walk with him again.
Written 3 October 2023
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Kerry Y
Schererville, IN11 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Completed my first mountain summit yesterday. Paul patience and knowledge this senior made this bucket list item a success. Paul’s subject expertise is exceeded by his personality and character.
Written 16 September 2021
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Adrian
7 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Paul is a really excellent guide. Highly knowledgable and very experienced. With all the requisite recognised National qualifications (Mountain Leader/Emergency First Aid and Evacuation etc) he communicates in a really relaxed and informal style. Paul shares his love for the hills and intertwines this with a really comprehensive understanding of Irish History, Geology and Flora and Fauna. I had an excellent hike and thoroughly enjoyable day on Mweelrea with Paul. His calm demeanour and plethora of experience put me at ease throughout what was a really enjoyable and memorable day. I would highly recommend Paul as a guide. Walk Connemara was highly professional and proficient, from initial enquiry to booking and follow up communication it was faultless. If your considering a walk or hike then book with Paul and Walk Connemara - you won’t be disappointed.
Written 11 August 2020
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Oh wow: thank you for the exceptional review. It is very good of you to spread the word in such a comprehensive way. It was a pleasure to guide you to the highest summit in the Connaught province: and you were good company too! I enjoyed giving you some pointers on mountain navigation: you seem to have an aptitude for mountain skills so I encourage you to take the formal training & wish you the best of luck. Paul Phelan
Written 13 August 2020
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Mary S
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Paul guided our family on three walks: Omey Beach, Derryclare Woods, and Roundstone Bog. These walks were the highlight of our Ireland vacation. Paul tailored the walks to meet the needs of our 80-year-old grandma, 22-year-old Appalachian through-hiker, and everyone in between. He is patient, safety-conscious, knowledgeable, and kind.

The Omey Beach Walk was perfect for everyone in our group. The sturdier walkers took the invigorating bog and woods walks.

Experiencing Ireland's sublime beauty with these off-trail walks was joy-inducing and unforgettable.
Written 8 July 2019
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equerystrian
Portage, Wisconsin20 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
There can be no better guide to see the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way than Paul Phelan. He is warm, knowledgeable, and a genuine pleasure to hike with. Paul takes good care of his hikers and is always ready for a break if the group needs it. He's a fine gentleman, I highly recommend taking a tour with him!
Written 6 June 2019
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TigeAnderson
Baltimore, Maryland25 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I had the pleasure of hiring Paul over the course of two days in early April 2019. The first hike was up the side of Errisbeg for some stunning views and the second was a gorgeous walk within the Roundstone Bog. Both experiences rank amongst my favorite in Ireland. Paul knows his stuff and will take good care of you. I had a great two days.
Written 17 April 2019
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Edel84164
Wemmel, Belgium25 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
An amazing hike, taking in some breath-taking views with the best informative and interesting guide in Paul. A highlight of my summer!
Written 24 August 2018
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riejas
Hasselt, Belgium19 contributions
Sep 2017
Nice guide who takes you on a adventurous walk on the cliffs of mohair. We had rain and sun and rain again but iT was a trip to remember. I am glad we dedided to go for this walk.
Written 7 August 2018
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philoupe
Jakarta, Indonesia26 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
That was a day! Five of the Twelve Bens around the owenglin river, ten hours of intense sweating under the irish heat wave. A memorable moment, thanks to you, Paul.
Written 7 August 2018
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