Álaind Walking Holidays
Álaind Walking Holidays
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I'm Fergal Harrington and I'm a professional Mountain Leader and owner of Álaind Walking Holidays and bed and breakfast in Sneem in Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way on the south west coast of Ireland. Being surrounded by rugged mountains running down to the sea, Sneem is our setting for unforgettable walking holidays with breathtaking scenery, peacefulness and world class walking and hiking. I offer guided and self-guided walking holidays, private walking tours and bed & breakfast escapes!
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Sneem, County Kerry, Ireland

Why book with Álaind Walking Holidays
  • I'm a professionally qualified Mountain Leader and entreprenuer
  • I am a marketing professional and I trained as a mounter leader. https://alaindwalkingireland.ie/becoming-a-mountain-leader/
  • German • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Pol O
Portlaoise, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The sights on our hikes around Sneem were simply stunning. I would highly recommend Sneem to anybody who likes to walk and hike. You will not be disappointed. We stayed in December2020 just before the Country locked down and it was the most peaceful time we have had in a long time.
We used Alaind walking holidays to guide us on two different walks, one moderate and one long hike.
Our guide for the walks was Fergal. His knowledge of the walks and area is excellent.
He answered every question we had and some we didn't even ask.

Fergal is very professional and at the same time very chatty, it was enjoyable to spend time on the mountain with him learning lots about Sneem, the mountains and the local area.

We stayed in Alaind lodges and they did not disappoint.
Sneem and the Ring of Kerry area is like Gods own Country.
We will return when the pandemic is under control.
Written 8 February 2021
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Greatly appreciate your lovely review and I look forward to walking with you again in the future.
Written 22 September 2021
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Sue C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Fergal Harrington was an excellent guide and tailored the walks each day to suit the level of fitness of the group. There was no rush at all. We got time to take in the breathtaking views along the way. There was even time to swim in beautiful Derrynane Beach near the end od one of our walks. Nothing was too much trouble for our host!
Written 18 October 2021
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Barbara D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We climbed Carrauntoohil in August 2021 with Fergal as our guide. The visibility was very poor for most of the day but we had no worries about navigation as Fergal is a trained mountain leader . We felt very safe at all times. As well as being a great leader Fergal was also great company, making for a really enjoyable day on the mountains.
Written 18 September 2021
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Hi Barbara, I thoroughly enjoyed walking with you and I'm delighted you enjoyed the whole experience. Best wishes.
Written 22 September 2021
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RITA Leonard
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Our room was a nice big room plenty of space
Had lovely sitting room and outside area to relax in.
We were booked for dinner in lovely restaurant in Sneem.
Got lots of information on what to do and great suggestions of places to visit which we would not have know about thanks Feargal.
Favorite part was the guided walk the Derrynane beach trails absolutely fabulous views
Will return as soon as possible and hope to bring friends as well
Written 20 December 2020
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Hi Sisters, Lovely to hear from you. I'm delighted you enjoyed your escape to Álaind Sneem and thank you for your support. Hope to you again soon. Best wishes for the year ahead. Fergal
Written 21 December 2020
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KavanaghIreland
Ireland149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
There's nothing like awaiting for 'the main act' to come on stage at a concert and to find to your delight that the supporting act almost steals the show. Likewise, while waiting an extra day for an upturn in what could only be described as 'idyllic hiking sun blessed clear sky' weather (to climb Carrauntoohil (1040m) from the Lack Road via Cahir and return via Hydro Road), Fergal our guide served up a 12 km hike to Slievenashaska Lake as part of a Coomnahorna Mountain Loop in the Dunkeeron Mt. Range (h.g. 650m). His description of it as a 'wild and off trail walk with amazing views in glaciated terrain. Solitude rating 10/10' is no marketing hyperbole but in truth a real gem and introduction to a lesser known or lauded mountain range. Not that it's more famous neighbouring sister range lost any of it's star attraction - the views and pictures speak for themselves. Teaming up with his sister and her husband who provide top class B&B accommodation, Fergal and his geolgist sweeper/back marker, Ravit Yanay, offer a class package and are collectively great ambassadors not just for hiking but a reason to lure you back to the area.
Written 28 May 2024
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Angela K
Gorey, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Fergal guided us on two brilliant hikes. He tailored the hikes to our preferences and fitness, gave us very interesting information about the places, brought us to beautiful scenic viewing points. We stayed in his fabulous B& B, driven to and from the hikes. I highly recommend Fergal to anyone needing a mountain guide.
Written 15 September 2023
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Thank you very much Angela. It was a pleasure having you holiday with Álaind Walking. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 18 September 2023
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John L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We spent the weekend in Sneem on a hiking break with Alaind walking holidays,
Our accommodation was excellent, and we were well looked after by Trish and Chris,
Fergal led our walks , Fergal's knowledge of the mountains and lakes Is excellent ,
We will be returning to hike with Fergal and Alaind walking holidays.
John L.
Written 13 September 2023
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Thank you very much John. It was a pleasure having you holiday with Álaind Walking. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 18 September 2023
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Anne K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Had super walking weekend in Sneem with Álaind Walking Holidays. Trish and Chris looked after us very well in the B&B and made us feel so welcome. Fergal is an excellent guide with lots of local knowledge. He tailored the walks to suit our group of 9. We had some spectacular views. Lunch and transport to and from the walks were provided. A swim in White Strand was another highlight of the weekend. Can highly recommend Álaind Walking.
Written 11 September 2023
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Thank you very much Anne. It was a pleasure having you and your group holiday with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon at Álaind Walking.
Written 18 September 2023
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Christine Y
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Our walking group enjoyed a fantastic few days with Alaind's Walking Holidays. The scenery was magnificent with memorable hillwalking. Fergal was very friedly, experienced and showed great knowledge of the area. I would really recommend Alaind Walking Holidays. Accommodation and food was first rate.
Written 10 September 2023
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Thank you Chris. We're delighted you enjoyed yourself at Álaind. It was a pleasure having you holiday with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon for your next adventure.
Written 18 September 2023
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sheilagaughan13
Glaslough, Ireland26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Had a great weekend here with Alaind Walking Sneem. The accomodation was excellent and the personal, warm and homely welcome and attention was second to none.
The walks were so enjoyable - Part of The Kerry Way & the Derrynane Mass Path Loop Walk was the first walk. A nice lead in to the next walk in The Dunkerron Mountains taking in Eagles Lake, Coomanassig Waterfall and another coom I think known as Coomnacronia but I could be wrong here (it may have been another coom). Knocknagantee could be seen clearly, Loch Cluain Eachlainn and Kenmare River in the distance. The visibility on both days was excellent as the weather was magical allowing for amazing views well into the distance.
A sea swim was even taken in on the first day which was a lovely finish to the walking on the first day. Thanks Fergal. On the second day we ended the walk both myself and another fellow walker with a gorgeous hot soak in a Seaweed Bath overlooking the South Kerry Mountains and Sneem Estuary.
Fergal is an exceptional guide and his knowledge of the area and walks was superb. He made every walk very enjoyable taking time out to enjoy all the spectacular views and giving time for those camera shot memories. In such a small area there was lots to do but not enough time to do it all which is a great complaint.
Patrica & Chris a great team looking after the B/B and making sure I was well set up for day. Thanks everyone for making my trip ever so enjoyable.
Written 10 June 2023
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