Terra Firma
Multi-day Tours • Cultural Tours • Walking Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Day Trips
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Reach for the stars and discover your wild side in county Mayo’s stunning wilderness or under beautifully dark night skies. Bespoke hiking, stargazing and cultural walking tours from the shores of blue flag beaches to the lofty Mayo Mountain heights and low impact mini-bus tours on board our "Starlight Express" for small groups. Our tours will bring you to lesser known, spectacular vistas on the Wild Atlantic Way coastline of Mayo, Sligo and Connemara, and our after-dark experiences such as a Gastronomy or Astronomy evening or Dark Sky Safaris are unique way to enjoy the evenings by enjoying the printing night skies on the Atlantic Edge of County Mayo. Our guides are qualified mountain leaders, dark sky researchers and professional drivers.
Newport, County Mayo, Ireland

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Lora M
1 contribution
Aug 2021
a wonderfully engaging and informative trip! Highly recommended to anyone and everyone, whether you are alone or in a group. Friendly and fun!
Written 29 August 2021
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Claire Campbell
3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
I booked a 3 day hiking experience with Terra Firma for the Newport & Achill area. From the start there was a warm welcome & encouragement to join. The hikes were well designed with insider knowledge of the best routes for variation & the terrain conditions. Each hike had many wonderful vistas to delight the senses. Our guides Ged & Georgina were experts in pointing out the local flora & fauna which added a depth of appreciation for the natural habitats we were hiking through. Their hospitality, service, local knowledge, expertise, story telling, folklore, history & baked goodies were excellent. I would highly recommend Terra Firma & look forward to joining them again soon!
Written 7 September 2020
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Carrin P
1 contribution
Dec 2019
We had a great time on the Dark Skies Safari, I really enjoyed it and the knowledge of Georgia and Ged made it all the more fabulous! If you have a chance, book a tour with them!
Written 3 December 2019
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Thanks so much folks, so glad you enjoyed the evening. It was lovely to meet you all. Wishing you further clear, crisp skies!
Written 4 December 2019
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Craig O’Malley
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Aug 2019
Well, what a fantastic treat! Dan, Ged and Georgia were great fun, entertaining us along the way with lots of fables, fairies and flora. My 6 and 7 year olds especially liked seeing the castle and learning about the adventures of their great, great, great, great....grandmammy, Grace O’Malley, oh, and stumbling upon a real-life Leprechaun! They had a terrific time, as did we all. Thanks very much guys for a fantastic time!
Written 13 August 2019
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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review. Glad you enjoyed the Fairies, Forts and Folklore tour. We always have great fun too so delighted to hear the feeling is mutual! Hope to see you all again soon. Ged and Georgia
Written 20 August 2019
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PhilipMPJGriffin
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We did the Bangor trail last Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was pretty tough going for the last five k and Georgia was extremely helpful with motivation and m and m's. I'd highly recommend the guys to do this as it's a great achievement. Geds flapjacks were top not notch also. Thanks for a great day folks, Philip and Louise
Written 11 August 2019
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Laura
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Aug 2019 • Friends
I went on the Bangor Trail on Sunday. It was such an amazing experience and the day just flew by...the craic was so good I hardly noticed the midges 😊 Ged and Georgia are excellent guides, very informative and they took great care of us. I’d highly recommend Terra Firma. Looking forward to booking my next adventure with you guys!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written 9 August 2019
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Thanks so much for the kind review! It was our pleasure entirely and great to meet you again. So glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you in the future. Thanks again, much apprciated.
Written 10 August 2019
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Lamarea
2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
I went on a 2.5 hour folklore tour with my 14–year-old son and visiting brother with his children aged 6 and 7. We were all entertained, riveted and delighted by stories of Irish fairies by Dan, informed about old Irish roadside herbal remedies with demonstrations by Ged, fascinated by accounts of the life the Pirate Queen, Geanuaile - of particular interest to us, being O’Malleys. There was thematic music, magic, poetry from Georgia and many surprises. This trip and the many others facilitated by Terra Firma are not to be missed! I was on the Stargazing one too last year and it was wonderful.
Written 8 August 2019
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Thank you so much for your lovely review of Fairies, Forts and Folklore. This is one of our personal favourites so we are extra thrilled you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for taking the time to review, hope to see you again soon.
Written 10 August 2019
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Aoife M
Blackrock, Ireland2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
A group of 17 were completing the 4 Peak Challenge and Ged and Georgia led the way for the Connacht leg. I cannot recommend them enough; they were so considerate, informative and fun. We are still talking about sphagnum moss weeks later! The views at the top were incredible but the guides made the experience even better.
Written 23 July 2019
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Thanks guys for the review, we enjoyed your company along the way too and congratulations to you all on a superb achievement for a worthy cause. Thanks for joining Terra Firma and we look forward to seeing ye in the West again one day. All the best, Ged.
Written 24 July 2019
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Niall C
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Friends
We were lucky enough to land with Ged and Georgia as our tour guides up Mweelrea on part of our four peaks challenge. I couldn't recommend Terra Firma highly enough. Their knowledge of the local area and of the flora and fauna was second to none. Laughed a lot all the way up and down. Will be heading over to check out their other tours in the very near future! Thanks for the experience guys!
Written 5 July 2019
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Thanks so much for the review. We both really enjoyed the hike with you folks, great fun. Congratulations on completion of the four peaks for Serve - doing great work. Hope to see you in the west again soon. Thanks again.
Written 7 July 2019
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Aidan O'Sullivan
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We went on a guided walk with Ged and Georgia in the Nephim Wilderness section of Ballycroy National Park, you couldn't ask for better guides. They were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the area and it's flora. I couldn't recommend them more, I would love to go back sometime for one of their dark sky tours.
Written 5 June 2019
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Sorry for the delay but thanks so much for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again as the nights get darker!
Written 7 July 2019
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