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As with other reviewers cannot speak too highly of Wonderful Ireland. We wanted a a challenging walk & the Mountaineer was everything we asked for. The accommodations were great, Peter Galvin extremely helpful & happy to take our requests for advice from the provided mobile phone at any time. The scenery was spectacular and provided notes and maps helpful. We could not believe how well marked the trails were. Highly recommended. Our holidays are over and we are back home and back at work, and I am just thinking of the incredible time we had, especially during our time on the Dingle Peninsula. I cannot thank you enough for organizing such an incredible five days for my sister and I. We relished every moment, beautiful weather our constant companion. We felt like we were in very good hands, the walking notes were incredible and trustworthy, the inns and innkeepers perfect in their own ways.

Thanks again for everything. You can be sure that I will be recommending your services to friends, and will not hesitate to call on you for a future return trip to your beautiful country

Lise Laneville, (Dingle Way), June 2019, Canada

Thank you for everything you and Wonderful Ireland did for us during our recent Beara Way Walk. We all thoroughly enjoyed the trip – all the B&Bs were great, the walking as good, interesting and challenging as expected and your notes really helpful. We also appreciated the mobile phone & use of walking poles. Even the weather almost behaved itself, we were very nervous about heavy rain so some Irish drizzle didn’t faze us.

The walk itself really was above expectations – it was easily the best marked walk we have ever done (& we have been all over the world). We enjoyed the rugged scenery and the fact there were few other walkers. We also enjoyed the days on Bere Island, Dursey and Garnish Island.

As mentioned all the B&Bs were great. We will be recommending Wonderful Ireland to any friends visiting Ireland & I have posted a review on Trip Advisor.

Catherine Walsh (Beara Way), Australia, June 2019

Lovely driver to Kerry airport this morning. We truly enjoyed our 2 weeks and will share feedback of our Kerry Way Ramble tomorrow. I most definitely will recommend you and Wonderful Ireland to my family and friends and my local Sierra Club group!

Kate DeRossier (Kerry Way), USA, May 2018

Lovely driver to Kerry airport this morning. We truly enjoyed our 2 weeks and will share feedback of our Kerry Way Ramble tomorrow. I most definitely will recommend you and Wonderful Ireland to my family and friends and my local Sierra Club group!

Kate DeRossier (Kerry Way), USA, May 2018

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say that we had an amazing time exploring the Wicklow Mountains. Thank for putting together a memorable trip for us. Each guesthouse was unique, comfy and welcoming. Each days walk showed us another lovely layer of Ireland.

Elizabeth McCarthy (Wicklow Way), USA, October 2017

I want to thank you for all of your planning and continued assistance in what was a most memorable trip to Ireland. If there were not so many other wonderful places on the Planet to explore, I’d come back to the Dingle Peninsula without question. I recommended Wonderful Ireland to anyone who might be interested in walking in Ireland. Your planning, selection of B&Bs, route planning and instructions, not to mention the appreciated extras like the added dinner at the B&B in Dunquinb, lunch packed every day and the use of a cell phone, far exceed expectation

Denny Emory (Dingle Way), USA, September 2017

Thank you for a wonderful holiday! Jonathan and I so enjoyed our time in Glendalough, and we appreciate all that you did to coordinate our excursions. It was a dream vacation, and we have you to thank

Carolin McGraw (Glendalough Centre), USA, September 2017

I just to let you know how much we enjoyed the Wicklow Way walk a few weeks ago. The accommodations and planning were top notch. Thanks for the great experience.

Steve Ensor (Wicklow Way), USA, September 2017

Thank you again for arranging our mini tour today. It was perfect. Gillian was a great guide and we experienced more than anticipated. So lovely!
I am so grateful for all your help this past week. You have been so gracious, understanding and accommodating. I’m so happy to have one more week here. Simply in awe with this place and its people.

Malia Jezierny (Dingle Way), Canada, September 2017

Just wanted you to know what a fun time we had. The people everywhere were so kind and helpful. Thanks for the support you gave us. We took our time everyday and had a blast. It was a great trail for us with lots of variety. Thanks for all you did to get us organized. All the accommodations were super. The locals gave us a great concert one evening. It was a wonderful experience. Maybe we will require your services again one day.

Ron Hendry (Dingle Way), Candad, September 2017

Just wanted you to know what a fun time we had. The people everywhere were so kind and helpful. Thanks for the support you gave us. We took our time everyday and had a blast. It was a great trail for us with lots of variety. Thanks for all you did to get us organized. All the accommodations were super. The locals gave us a great concert one evening. It was a wonderful experience. Maybe we will require your services again one day.

Ron Hendry (Dingle Way), Candad, September 2017

Mary and I wanted to send you a quick message to let you know how thouroughly we enjoyed our trip to beautiful Ireland. The arrangements you made for us could not have been better. We enjoyed all of the accomodations, delightful hosts, and excellent directions. Your transfers and luggage arangements were flawless.

There is such a sense of freedom and excitement to set off for the day with directions and a lodging name, but no real knowledge of where you’re going, what you’ll see, or where you stay next. We loved that aspect of our adventure. I think it’s safe to say I speak for the whole group of 7 when I say “Well done”! Wonderful Ireland met or exceeded all our expectations, I’m confident we’ll be in contact again. Thank you.

James and Mary O’Donoghue, USA, September 2017

Many thanks to you and your team for the wonderful time we had on the Wicklow Way walk last week. Fantastic accommodation, great organisation with moving the bags and we had very good weather for most of the walk. We look forward to doing further walks with you in the future and many thanks again for some great walking memories.

Catherine and Chris Murphy , Australia, June 2017

Just wanted to let you know how good the guesthouses have been. We have been absolutely thrilled with both the quality and the genuine friendliness we have experienced.

Trudie and John Mizen, United Kingdom, June 2017

We’ve had a wonderful time. The walks have been amazing, the weather good and all the accommodation first class. Thanks for a great package. We will certainly recommend you to our friends in Australia.

Linda Mote, Australia, May 2017

Thank you thank you for all you did for us in Ireland, we loved it. Such Special memories for my Grandkiddies and me. Will truly recommend you to all. Thank you again. You made things so easy and enjoyable for us

Nancy O’Donoghue, USA, May 2017

We all thoroughly enjoyed our walk in the Wicklows. Your organisation was superb, everything had been covered so well. Our accommodations were all very good with some excellent and a lovely range too. We want to commend Margaret at Kyle farmhouse who went out of her way to do everything for us. We had a lovely dinner there and she, like all our hosts, was scrupulous in attention to the detail required by a gluten free diet for a coeliac guest.

Again many thanks for everything you and your team did. The luggage and the people transfers all went smoothly and we returned home with delightful memories of our wonderful time in Ireland. We will be back!

Adrienne Preston, United Kingdom, April 2017

I just wanted to say thank you for arranging such a super trip for us. Everything worked well, and everybody was lovely and friendly, and the views and weather fantastic. Hope to book another walk wth you soon, best wishes

Nina Mattock, Switzerland, April 2017

I just want to let you know we had a great experience. When we hiked over the shoulder of Mt. Brandon we were with a couple using a different company. They said our notes were more comprehensible and clearer than the ones they had and would look into Wonderful Ireland next time. I am very interested in walking again somewhere within a year or so. Thanks again.

Kim Temple, USA, September 2016

We are back home after a wonderful holiday and adventure in Ireland. We loved walking both the Wicklow Way and the Kerry Way. We don’t really have a favorite as they were both different, and walking seven days on each of these gave us a great Ireland experience. The directions and organization was better than any we’ve had on our other adventures around the world. The guesthouses and B&B’s were fabulous and the people so friendly and willing to help out. The drivers Kevin, Maureen and husband PJ, were so fun and helpful and very willing to assist us in shortening our walk if needed. It was great to meet you in Enniskerry. Thanks for everything.

Susan Carter, USA, August 2016

Thank you again for organizing my holiday in Ireland this year. It was simply awesome.

Udo Haefele, Germany, July 2016

First of all, Peter was an amazing host. Accommodations were out standing , our hosts were so incredibly lovely and kind and caring. We really felt in touch with the country. The hikes were challenging for flat landers , but wouldn’t change the experience for the world. Can’t recommend enough! Hope to come back some day for another go.

Bill Yaeger, Canada, October 2015

I just wanted to send a note of thanks for helping the Fitzgerald family have an incredible holiday with the Wonderful Ireland Dingle Way walk. It was so much more than we expected and can’t wait to book our next one! The beauty of the Dingle walk may be quite hard to beat. I appreciate your help and patience with all of our pre-trip questions and making us feel so welcome upon our arrival. The directions provided worked pretty well, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! (Thanks for making that happen too :-). We were spoiled at each of our “Guest Houses” and enjoyed the conversation with each of the property owners. Thanks again for everything!

Erin Connor, USA October 2015

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the Walk. Of course, with weather like that how could anyone not enjoy it! The accommodations were wonderful, and your directions worked well. Thanks for helping us shorten some of the days. I hope we’ll be back in Ireland in the not so distant future and will be able to try a different “Wonderful Ireland Walk.”

Michelle Hainbach, USA, October 2015

We had a great holiday, thank you for a great itinerary and organisation. Everyone we met were so friendly and helpful, hopefully I will be able to come to Ireland for another holiday.

Anne Pemberton, Australia, September 2015

Thank you for our excellent trip with your company in September. I cannot say enough about how helpful and important it was to have had Wonderful Ireland do all the planning and organizing for those days. I could sit back and enjoy the trip! We had come from Canada and are pretty experienced hikers. I had wondered whether we would find the walking too easy, or too hard. Instead I found it was just the right kind of challenging. There was a great sense of accomplishment to arrive in a new village every evening, knowing that we had worked hard and walked hard to get there. We were in awe of the landscape all day long. All the walking notes provided gave us just the right amount of information–we were always confident that we were in the right direction, and could hike pretty worry-free. All of the accommodations were beautiful, atmospheric, and felt so luxurious after a long day of hiking. I’ve never eaten so well. I felt very well taken care of in every B&B. It was such a great experience to walk into a new village every night, having no idea what or who we would find there. I never felt like a ‘tourist’, but rather a traveller, a little off the beaten track, and really embraced by the local people of these villages. We definitely had a Guinness in every pub we came across. We had an excellent dinner in Roundwood and then went to the pub after for a music night. It was a small pub, all local people, and a man with a guitar. Other folks got up to sing a number or two, and then when they found out I could sing, I too was persuaded to get up. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. I will definitely be taking a walking holiday again. It was an excellent way to experience a new country. And I’ve recommended your company to a few people back here in Canada already. Thank you for helping us have such an incredible journey. All the best.

Leah Holder, Canada, September 2015

First of all, let me say how much we all enjoyed our time in Ireland. You did a great job of booking us into some very special B and B’s and the walking each day was every bit as wonderful as we expected. We were all delighted with everything you organized for us, including an extra dinner which we were not expecting, but was very much appreciated by us all. As you can see, but are all very satisfied customers and would recommend “Wonderful Ireland’ to anybody considering a walking holiday in your beautiful country.

Barbara Smith, USA, September 2015

Just a short note to thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. Our time walking in Dingle was very enjoyable, thanks in great part to your superior organization and support. We were also very impressed with the accommodations. We would not hesitate to recommend you to any one planning such a trip

Susan Magher, QC, Canada, September 2014

I just wanted to write a note of appreciation for your excellent trail notes and arrangement of our overnight stays on our trip to Ireland. The accommodations were varied and fun, all our hosts were very welcoming, and the Kerry Way is one of the most well-marked trails I have ever traveled. We were blessed with excellent weather during our Ramble, our first trip to Ireland, and I have to say, I had no idea how stunning and dramatic the scenery would be. By walking we were able to see and learn so much. I had over 1,000 photographs on my camera when I got home, and my husband had just as many on his. Literally, the scenery was so brilliant and ever-changing that some days it was hard to keep moving forward. Every step presented a new photo opportunity. Anyway, thanks for all your help. We hope we will be able to come explore another area of your country in the future

Lisa Liston, USA, September 2013

we are back again in Germany. We want say you a thousand thanks for the excellent organization. All the accommodations had been marvellous and also the people are really nice. You did a very beautiful selection of the B&B’s. We all can recommend you and all your staff. Whenever we will continue the way we will contact you. We had no real rain – I said : We didn’t book rain” , so we saw Ireland from his best side. We enjoyed the beautiful nature and all other things. Once more thanks a lot!!!

Josef Boneberger, Germany, August 2013

Just a quick note to say Doug and I walked the 5 day Ramble Kerry Way, what a surprise ! Little did we realize that Ireland was so mountainous! The Kerry Way is easily marked.The night stops were wonderful and the scenery was spectacular we actually were hiking in the clouds with only the sheep! Not one drop of rain in Ten days. When we reached Glenbeigh and walked the Ocean we were surprised to see a group of riders on horses pass us, what a photo moment! I didn’t realize that after walking a day you could eat 3 excellent full Irish meals and not but on 1 pound! This was our best holiday ever……our friends want to hear more about it…..would recommend Wonderful Ireland tours to everyone.

Doug and Nancy Williams, Oakville, Canada, July 2013

Tolga and I just got back to Germany after a superb Irish holiday. We were so pleased with the top-notch organization and quality of absolutely everything! The accommodations, the hiking directions, even the tips as to where to go out for dinner. Thanks for the recommendation! Anyway, just wanted to say that we have recommended your website to everyone who has asked about our trip, and are already looking forward to the next walking holiday in Ireland. Take care and thanks again for everything!

Nikki Eggers, Germany, October 2012

I have just returned from a wonderful holiday on the Wicklow Way, and would like to thank you very much for all that you did to make the trip so memorable. I appreciate that you were (probably) not responsible for the landscape and perfect weather, but you certainly were for arranging all the transfers, choosing the excellent guesthouses and for the very helpful notes. I look forward to further trips with Wonderful Ireland.

Catherine Crisham, UK, September 2012

A note to say how much we enjoyed our walking in the Dingle peninsula. Thank you very much for all your help which was much appreciated. A great holiday – we have our eye on the ring of Kerry for another walking trip in the future.

Francis Harrison, UK, June 2012

Thanks for a wonderful trip to Mallorca! Your package gives meaning to the expression:” The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” It was wonderful to be met at the airport and taken back there for our early flights, and to stay in such interesting and beautiful accommodations. Your trip notes were worth their weight in gold. We will always recommend your trips to anyone interested in hiking in Ireland or Spain.

Carl Potter, Canada, May 2012

Thank you for a wonderful hiking holiday. I enjoyed it immensely thanks to your expert arrangements and will always remember my time along The Wicklow Way.

Catherine Chiarelli, Canada, April 2012

We have arrived back in Dublin after a most successful walk. Most importantly, we didn’t get lost. The directions were excellent and the Wicklow Way marks were very clear and easy to follow.
Neither did we have any walking difficulties and the accommodations were excellent.

Bev and Michael Horsburgh, Australia, March 2012

Many thanks for all your efforts. We are most pleased with our experience of walking in Ireland.
Thanks so much for all your wonderful attention to us on the Dingle Way. We had a fabulous time and just arrived back in the U.S. The trip exceeding our expectations in so many ways — the people we met, the scenery, and the sense that we didn’t have to figure out all the little details that made the trip so special.

Nell Connors, USA, October 2011

Now back in France and thinking about the wonderful time on the Wicklow Way last week. Excellent organization, thinking about next year already – maybe Ireland again, or maybe your Majorca trip. All the very best.

Christopher Clarke, France, September 2011

Thanks for organizing such a wonderful vacation for us. It was beyond fabulous. The hotels were superb! The scenery spectacular! The villages amazing. We will certainly pass this vacation along to our children and hiking friends. Thanks again and good luck with this venture!

Laurie Erickson, Canada, September 2011

Ann and I are back in Calgary now with happy memories of our walk on the Kerry Way. The scenery was spectacular and the folks we met along the way absolutely charming, friendly and helpful. You live and work in an amazing landscape! We were both thrilled with the conversation with the young man who drove us from Glenbeigh to Killarney train station at the end of the walk; what a great ambassador he is for your country. Thanks for all you did to make our stay in Ireland so enjoyable and for your efforts to assist with our local transportation.

Joye Hardman, Canada, September 2011

Many thanks for all the arranging and organizing you did while we were on your Beautiful Villages of Mallorca walking trip. It was great to meet you in person and you are right Palma is a great city. We both really enjoyed the experience and you can be proud of your produce. I know it’s as a result of a lot of hard work and dedication.

Maeve & Michael O’Shaughnessy, Ireland, September 2011

Just a short email to say that we really enjoyed our time on the Wicklow Way. Your choice of places to stay was also excellent – all in all a very good walk. I trust you got your phone and umbrella back – most useful and many thanks.

Jeremy Plewes, UK, August 2011

I just wanted to let you know what an absolutely wonderful time we had. You did a great job, coordinating taxis, getting excellent accommodations and your directions were flawless. Honestly we are still smiling when we recount our trip and are very anxious to go back and try the other side of Ireland. All this in spite of a long day of hiking 19 kilometers. However we were met at the end of the walk with sunny skies, a pot of tea from Marilyn and Shea and the use of their drying room and washer/dryer. Then off to the local pub for a good dinner with people we met at the B&B who happened to be in the same field as Hy. All in all it was fabulous. You did a remarkable job.

Loretta Muss, NC, USA, August 2011

We have returned home safe and sound and I must say we really enjoyed our walk, blisters and all. We really did appreciate all your help. It was, in fact one of the reasons we chose Wonderful Ireland – your wonderful flexibility and support offered.

Cynthia Borden, Canada, July 2011

After landing home safely, I want to let you know that I spend a really great holiday in Ireland. Everything was perfectly arranged, B&B’s good and comfortable beyond expectations, and the walking and scenery amazing! What I appreciated the most was the personal touch; everybody (the hosts of the B&B’s, the local people, as well as the taxi drivers and yourself) made me feel very welcome and really looked after. Everybody made me feel at home. Thanks for that, it was the real finishing touch for a good vacation. I’ll be sure to come back next year to enjoy another part of wonderful Ireland.

Carolien Weststrate, Netherlands, July 2011

We had a great time walking the Dingle Way and thanks for organising the weather – sunshine all the way. It made the view of Brandon Bay even more spectacular as we walked over the col.

Nicholas Griffin, UK, June 2011

I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I enjoyed our walk along the Dingle Way and how pleased I was with your services. Again, many thanks. I hope to call on you again in the future for another walk.

Alexis Packer, USA, June 2011

We are safely back in Australia. The outstanding part of our trip was our walk through Kerry. Thanks for your assistance and attendance. I really wanted to do another loop…

Rodney and Christina Moss, Australia, June 2011

I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all you did to make our walking visit of Dingle such a success. Your website is very user friendly and the reservation process was easy and efficient. Your attention to detail and your eagerness to answer all of my questions made our trip from the states to Ireland effortless. The transport, and accommodations were very good. The walking notes and maps were extremely helpful. I personally appreciated the daily phone calls from you. It was so nice to know that someone was watching out for us. All of the walks were extraordinary. The views were simply incredible. BJ, Carolyn and I have been to Ireland on several vacations and we all agree that our walking tour of Dingle is by far our favourite. Again thank you for all that you did to make this such a memorable trip. We are already planning our next visit!

Margaret Driscoll, USA, May 2011

I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for putting together such an amazing trip for our little gang of four last week in Mallorca. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute, largely due to your detailed organization, great route planning and excellent choice of guesthouses and hotels. Thanks so much for making it all happen.

Howard, Lindy, Gail and Mary Webb, September 2009

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our recent walking holiday in the Wicklow Mountains. The organization was excellent from start to finish, the walking notes were good enough for anyone to follow, the guest houses were superb (excellent locations and wonderful hospitality), the food and Guinness were fantastic, all in all a brilliant four days and we will certainly return to Ireland with you at some time in the future.

Bruce and Joanne Mahon, June 2009

We have nothing but happy memories of our stay in Ireland. It’s a lovely country and everyone was so friendly. We’d love to come again.

Kathleen Scharf, May 2009

We had a wonderful time, it was a fantastic experience for us. The trip we had walking the Wicklow Way was beyond what we had imagined. The views were spectacular. Coming from Alaska, we are used to majestic scenery, but the landscapes we beheld in Ireland presented a more beautiful pastoral image. We appreciated the support Peter gave us. We were greeted by lovely people at each bed and breakfast. On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest I would say the experience was a 6. You run an excellent company.

Leigh and Peggy Bergstrom, May 2009

We had a wonderful time and look forward to doing the southern sections in the future. Your supplier base see you as providing the best service to your customers, a comment which we fully endorse.

Linda and Peter Stelinski, March 2009

My daughter and I want to thank you for a wonderful holiday. Throughout the walk we met people who had used other tour organisers and none were as thorough as you, as accessible as you nor as organized as you. In addition, your choices of guesthouses were perfect. We will recommend you to anyone who asks.

Nancy & Courtney Lipski, August 2008

What a gorgeous countryside. Just wanted to thank you for the great Ireland experience. Absolutely top notch!

Graham Barton, Canada August 2008

Thank you for arranging a great trip, we are still talking about the beauty of Ireland.

John Carey, USA July 2008

We are now safely back home after a very good trip which we all enjoyed greatly. Thank you very much for organising it so well, for adapting to our own requirements and providing such good accommodation.

Jane Binyon, UK, May 2008

I just wanted to say how great the walking tour was. My partner and I had a great time and the guesthouses were very well presented and the food was equally as good.

Pauline Marsh, UK, May 08

I wanted to thank you for the fabulous time I had walking the Wicklow Way. I enjoyed every minute. The countryside was beautiful, the smell of the forest was to die for, but the greatest part of the walk was the people. The guesthouses were so nicely appointed and the owners were the greatest. I had a most lovely time!

Charles Wingfield, USA, July 08

We really enjoyed our walk, it has a very good detailed description. A great holiday, and if we come to Ireland and do a walk, we’ll certainly book again with your organisation.

Taco Schoonderwoerd, Netherlands August 2008

We’ve enjoyed our trip very much. Thanks for the good care and organisation. Thanks again and we will certainly contact you when we decide for future walks in Ireland and we will recommend you to friends.

Geert Tullemans, Netherlands

I can’t think of anything you could do better – we were very satisfied with all aspects of the organisation.

Malcolm Yorke, United Kingdom

We were very pleased with your diligent and helpful organisation of the holiday.

Rachael Yorke, UK

We had a fantastic time. Thanks for arranging everything, it really went smoothly and we couldn’t have asked for a better organised trip.

Helen and Rob Mason, United Kingdom

On behalf of myself and the others I wanted to say how much we enjoyed our trip. The organisation was really good, the driver was great fun.

Sonja Van Tichelen, Belgium, June 2008

Thank you so much for our stay in Ireland, we all really enjoyed our time there, We thought the standard of accommodation was superb. Thank you once again for your excellent organisation skills, we are defiantly interested for next year.

Melanie, Hayley and Sandra, UK

Thank you so much for a wonderful week with Wonderful Ireland. We very much enjoyed our hike, and all the guesthouses were great. It was a pleasure meeting with you and we thank you for all the arrangements you made on our behalf.

Stephen, Ruthanne Fryer, Canada, May 08

Thank you for our wonderful walking holiday. We all had a great time and were very impressed with the organisation, standard of accommodation and support you provided.

Fiona Lyle, Scotland, April 08

We had a wonderful time on the walk and would do it again.

Jenny Gamble, Australia

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