Starts in the historic village of Oughterard, County Galway, on the shores of Lough Corrib. This is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and is famous for its trout and salmon. Also there is lots of heritage here; megalithic tombs, a court tomb and some monastery ruins and for history enthusiasts it is definitely worth a look around before setting off on the week long, 180 km trek to Ballycastle in County Mayo. En route, see the mythical Connemara with its wild and eerie scenery and discover the true Ireland; its peat bogs, pristine rivers and savage landscapes.
An easy to moderate trail, the elevation gain is just under 7000 ft but the weather here is famous for being wet and windy.