The 2016 season for Walk With Me’s guided Motor Tours has kicked off with massive interest in tours to Skellig Michael, Valentia Island and the Dingle Peninsula following the release of Star Wars – The Force Awakens last year and the forthcoming filming at Ceann Sibeal on the Dingle Peninsula for the next edition of Star Wars – Episode VIII.
Interest continues in our motor tours to The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren National Park where numbers visiting the iconic Cliffs of Moher exceeded 1 million visitors during the month of September 2015. The revamped Visitors Centres Exhibition area at The Cliffs of Moher has been modernized and made more user friendly for all age groups. They have also developed two new overflow Park & Ride car parks at Doolin and Liscannor to cater for the exceptional demand to visit The Cliffs of Moher.
Walk With Me are also busy providing guided walking tours for countrywide walking groups and will welcome the long established Ramblers Country Tracks club from County Louth in early June when 60 of their group will visit Killarney over 4 days and take on a number of guided walks led by Ray & Mary of Walk With Me exploring the iconic Old Kenmare Road, the Killarney Lakes & Gap of Dunloe plus trails throughout Killarney National Park and The Muckross Estate.
Our annual Killarney Walking Festival for dates in June is also in an advanced state of preparation with lots of interest. Our programme of walks can be viewed on www.killarneywalkingfestival.ie
Ray & Mary continue to offer ‘off the beaten path’ motor tours to all parts of Ireland that allow visitors to meet and engage with ordinary people conducting their daily lives in unique and not often visited parts of the country. Already this year they have provided privately guided tours for a number of visitors from the USA who have a keen interest in ancient sites of Holy Wells, Monastic Settlements and early Christian Churches. One of these tours led Ray and his group to discover a rare children’s graveyard in the remote townland of Cathair na mBan on the Iveragh Peninsula that was a truly unique experience.