Ireland’s Hidden North Walking Holiday

June 9-18, 2020

Welcome! Ireland’s Hidden North is a private walking holiday created by Away A ‘Wee’ Walk for Cheryl’s Walking Holidays.

Stunning Walks . Breathtaking Views . Ancient Sites . Local Culture

Irish Villages . History . Fun Activities

Let’s come together to share in the experience of Ireland. We will be travelling in both the Republican of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Is Ireland on your bucket list? Yes. Either way for your convenience, a Powerpoint presentation has been created with the trip details and itinerary:

CLICK HERE FOR THE TRIP DETAILS/FULL ITINERARY (PDF)

In June 2018, a group of 18 travelled to Ireland for a walking holiday. Here is what the group shared…

If you could sum up Ireland in 10 words or less, what would you say?

  • Friendly, musical, breathtaking vistas with amazing history and traditions. 
  • Green, musical, breathtaking views, colourful doors, friendly people and ancient. 
  • Emerald, manicured, wet, magical, fun, musical, historical, beautiful, majestic, interesting. 
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the trip – so very very diverse in every way!
  • Hikes, entertainment, scenery, personalities, food, accommodation, etc.etc.
  • Thank you so much for organizing this trip. Ireland has a soul and you can really feel it. 
  • I liked the group photos we took at various locations (e.g. Rock of Cashel). 
  • It’s a unique reminder of our shared adventures. 
  • I loved it and want to go back.

If this walking holiday is of interest to you, contact us today to book your seat and/or if you are keen to learn about this walk or any future walks, you may sign-up for the eNews for updates.

For information on the June 2018 Ireland holiday go to Ireland 2018 Holiday For details on the June 2019 Ireland holiday go to Ireland 2019 Holiday.

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Memories of walking Ireland during your lifetime

Forest Hill Walk Club Ireland

Join us June 2020 to experience this beautiful land called Eire or Ireland. We are planning our adventure with a maximum of 16 people versus a 50 seater coach, so we can explore areas where coaches and large groups cannot reach.

Eimear Flanagan of Away A Wee Walk will be our trip specialist, planner, and guide for the entire trip. Contact Eimear with any questions www.AwayAWeeWalk.com +44 78 3770 3643 or eimear@awayaweewalk.com.  Together, Eimear and Cheryl provide you with an unique walking holiday getaway.

“Feel the wind in your hair, hear the waves crashing the shore, watch the gulls dance in the wind, smell the scent of the ocean far below the cliffs, see the sheep grazing right in front of you and bask in the stunning beauty of Ireland’s amazing Causeway coast. All while part of a small group far away from the crowds. Put your hiking boots on and let us guide you.”

Eimear Flanagan of Away A ‘Wee’ Walk
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Puffin…Rathlin Island Northern Ireland

This vacation is created with a small group in mind so we can also experience walks or hikes off the beaten paths, authentic pubs with real local music and food, ancient sites, and locally owned and operated hotels with plenty of the famous Irish welcome . Check out these ‘best of the best’ walks and sites to see that go along with Eimear’s history degree and Cheryl’s thirst for reading on all things Irish:

Ireland Hikes or Walks

1) Mourne Mountains – the Brandy Pad, a smuggling route

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The Mourne Mountains

2) Rathlin Island – day of walking, bird watching and seal sightings

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Rathlin Island Northern Ireland

3) Causeway Coast – the amazing Giant’s Causeway UNESCO site and 40,000 hexagon shaped basalt columns

4) Glenveigh National Park

Glenveagh National Park Northern Ireland
Glenveigh National Park

5) Slieve League – highest sea cliffs in Europe

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6) Stretch breaks and walks in Irish Cities and Villages

Lonely Planet, biggest travel guide in the world, has announced that Belfast and the Causeway Coast wins the #1 best region to visit in 2018…and we are already booked to go in 2019! Short video and articles here

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/western-europe/travel-tips-and-articles/beyond-the-giants-causeway-exploring-northern-irelands-dramatic-causeway-coast/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d2768930

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/northern-ireland/belfast

Ireland was also the front page top article on Lonely Planet highlighting Ireland cities Dublin and Belfast :

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/western-europe/travel-tips-and-articles/ireland-a-tale-of-four-cities/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d2768f59

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Ireland’s ancient sites older than the pyramids.

Irish Sights & Activities

1) Newgrange – world heritage site, and Eimear’s favourite attraction in Ireland.  An ancient burial chamber that allows light in on the winter solstice – older than Stonehenge in England and the pyramids in Egypt.

2) Irish Bread – Traditional bread making in an Irish home.

3) Belfast City – Titanic Belfast (*Voted The Best European Attraction in 2016), city tour, Peace Walls and Murals – great history on the troubles from 1969 to early 1990’s.

4) Antrim Coast – Castles, old fishing villages, Carrick A Rede rope bridge.

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Carrick A Rede Bridge

5) Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones)

6) Derry – city walls built in 1600’s.

7) Glencolmcille

8) Hill of Tara

9) Optional Activities – Titanic Belfast, Musical Tour, Guinness Storehouse and more (not included in the holiday costs).

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can go on this holiday?

All is welcomed. The seats are open to all and not just for the members of the Forest Hill Walk Club. Family and friends are welcome. The Forest Hill Walk Club surely heard about it first.

How many days and nights is the holiday?

This holiday is 10 days and 9 nights but some come early or stay longer as they wish.

Where will we be walking in Ireland?

See PDF presentation above for holiday information, walking details, map, and costs.

How long will the walks be?

This is going to be a moderate walking or hiking trip which means most walks will be between 1 to 5 hours (3-8 kms) and we plan on having 5-6 walks during the 10 days plus town walks to stretch our legs and venture through the towns and villages.

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Ireland’s Mourne Mountains a.k.a. The Mournes

How much is this holiday going to cost?

Prices quoted are in Sterling/British Pounds. The price will be 1,786 Sterling or approximately $2,950 Cdn per person based on shared accommodation which includes accommodation, all breakfasts, one lunch and activity, dedicated driver and luxury transportation, walks, sights and tours, dedicated travel director and walk guide. Single occupancy is available for four single rooms at 2,276 or approximately $3,750 Cdn. This is land only so everyone will manage their own flights. See presentation above and note the special arrangement we have with Eimear Flanagan where 12 passengers need to be book before trip is viable.

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Slieve League Cliffs Highest Cliffs in Europe

Does this Ireland holiday include airfare?

No. You arrange your own airfare and the dates and times that best work for you. This gives everyone the flexibility and how most travel companies are working these days. Some might want to stay longer.  Others might want to book their airfare using points. MUST BE AT DUBLIN AIRPORT by noon June 9, 2020 for bus pick-up and first Irish site.

Can I invite my friend or spouse?

Yes. Anyone can invite family and/or friends. This holiday will be on a first come basis. Bookings are managed by Eimear Flanagan of Away A Wee Walk.

Where will we be staying?

All hotels are 3-4 star properties. See above PDF for the names of hotels and their websites.

Do I have to share a room?

No. The cost will be adjusted up for the single accommodation (see above answer or PDF for single supplement costs). But there are only so many single rooms available. On a first come basis.

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Belfast Music Tour & McHughs Bar dated 1711

What if I don’t want to pay the single supplement. Will there be an opportunity to share a room?

Yes. If you don’t know someone going there will be opportunities to share with other walkers travelling by themselves. This will come together as the trip is booking up. I will be sending out a questionnaire to the walkers to make this holiday the best it can be for all of us.

Is there a washroom on the bus?

No. The bus rides are not all day and there will be plenty of places to stop at including our walks and sites. On the good side, having a washroom on the bus can be a smelly affair.

Eimear Flanagan Away A Wee Walk
Eimear Flanagan and Away A Wee Walk

Will there be a suggested packing list?

Yes. Plan on it! In order to assure a comfortable trip, the preparation and packing is important. A MUST: raincoat, rain pants, and ankle supportive hiking boots. Every passenger will be required to sign a form outlining the terms and conditions for participants. Remember, this holiday is designed for us and for a small group.

Will this be a fragrance free holiday?

Yes. For everyone’s comfort. Plan to pack fragrance free products, such as, shampoo, and skin creams.

Should I purchase trip cancellation insurance?

See presentation as to what is covered by Away A Wee Walk. Not all is covered, such as, if there is something that happens and you cannot travel. If using your credit card, check your credit card company to see what it covers. Insurance company names can be provided for you.

What if I have other questions?

Contact either eimear@awayaweewalk.com or
Cheryl Millett at info@cherylmillett.com with any questions or comments.

Join us for this unique holiday in the hidden north of Ireland.

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Boyne Valley Archaeological Park, Co Meath, Ireland