Seatrails offers guided walking, hiking and horse-riding tours in Co. Sligo, in the northwest of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way which focus on archaeology, geology, local history and the natural environment. Auriel Robinson, manager and head guide is an expert archaeologist who will take you on a voyage of discovery, one you will never forget in a photographer’s paradise! You can choose a guided coastal walk or hike along Sligo’s Wild Atlantic Way or a guided hike up once of its iconic mountains giving you spectacular views and lots of fresh air.
Auriel fills you in on your surroundings and the local heritage sites, some of which really are incredible hidden gems. She’ll introduce you to Irish folklore, geology and local flora on her tours. Why not try one of her special Mythology Trails? If you are tracing your roots or have a genealogy query, she can help you with that too. Auriel will also introduce you to the arts, cultural and food scene around the County and in vibrant Sligo Town.
Seatrails guided tours and experiences are ideal for all ages, independent travellers, small or large groups, students and families looking for a cultural experience or unique adventure. You can also custom design your holiday in Sligo with Auriel to suit your requirements.
You can also go horse riding with Auriel where she will accompany you on horseback. This is her unique ‘Heritage on Horseback’ experience on one of the most scenic parts of the Wild Atlantic Way coastline.
As the treasurer of Adventure Sligo and a member of Ireland’s Adventure Association for Adventure Tourism, Auriel can help advise you on other things to do in Sligo which combine nicely with her own tours such as having a seaweed bath, a surf lesson or a paddle boarding adventure! So, why wait, drop her a line!
‘I did a 4 hour hack with Auriel on the Spanish Armada trail/Heritage on Horseback Experience. It was very informative. The horse I was given was a well-mannered gentlemen, I was well matched to my horse . The canter on the beautiful beach and the picnic on the island will stay with me.’ Tara H, Nuneaton, United Kingdom, Oct 2019.
‘Excellent walk today around Strandhill with Auriel. Learnt a lot about the local history of the local area. Would highly recommend and will definitely use again when we return to the area. Many thanks😀’Nick C, July 2019, Chippenham, United Kingdom
Fieldtrip to Deerpark Court TombIn Dec 2018, Auriel accompanied our school on an archaeological trip to Deerpark in County Sligo. This was our second full day trip with Auriel and we had a wonderful experience. It’s so wonderful to have an archaeologist to accompany schools on trips to historical sites, as we found that Auriel was able to bring the story and history alive of what looked like a stone circle to the children, or just a bunch of stones. Auriel had prepared lots of wonderful information and presented it to the children in a very interesting, engaging and fun way. On the walk to the monument, Auriel engaged the children with lots of information on the geology surrounding them as well as the flora and fauna of Deerpark. We hope to continue to engage Auriel into the future on historical and geography trips to explore our local environment and area.
Awesome sightsJoined Auriel for a walking tour of Carrowkeel and the Caves of Keash. Awe-inspiring! A step back into prehistory with breath-taking views. Auriel is a knowledgeable, friendly guide, willing to answer questions and discuss the answers. I had a wonderful day visiting these sites off the beaten path. I have been to Carrowmore, up Knocknarea etc. on my own, but will definitely take these trips again with Auriel and Seatrails on my next trip to Sligo
‘We did a tour with Auriel to Carrowkeel. It is a really stunning landscape and nature did its best to feel it with storm and rain 🙂 Auriel did really care About the Group and we had a great experience up there. Would love to come back and do another tour with her.’ Thomas, Aug 2019.
Labby RockWe were so impressed with Auriel’s knowledge and enthusiasm on a trip to Labby Rock Portal Tomb that we booked a later walk to Carrowkeel. These sites are over 5,000 years old and Auriel brought them alive for us. This is worth going to Sligo for.
I’ve been one of the groups on the Bricklieve mountain trail and Queen Maeve’s trail. I really appreciated Auriel for giving us a great tour of the area and I’m grateful for all interesting information about the history and geography. I loved to hear so much about the local history surrounding the area and all the information about the tombs that are to be found in this part of the country. Enjoyed the time I spent exploring around with Seatrails.Kellfc.August 2020
Absolutely fascinating and insightful trail with Auriel. A beakon of knowledge about Knocknashee and the diverse archeology that exists on these plains. Spectacular views, amazing to see 4 counties MidTrail. Auriels enthusiasm is infectious, was left brimming with wonder. As a Sligo native to be given this level of inquiry about our ancient history is truly fascinating. This Trail is a Must-Do for any and all that are lucky to peep into the stories that surround Cnoc Na Sidhe (the hill or the faries).
We were delighted with Auriel’s visit. She brought the children on a heritage trip to Roscommon Castle and facilitated a biodiversity workshop on Loughnennane Park having presented a workshop on Marine Habitats in the school. She was very well prepared, brought plenty of samples of fossils and seaweed and engaged really well with the children. It was a really memorable day.
Fabulous hike to Carrowkeel TombsAuriel did a brilliant job with our group of 24. She not only knows her stuff but is clearly passionate about this site and the many other historical sites around Sligo. The megalithic tombs at Carrowkeel are magical at any time, but so much more interesting with an archaeologist as your guide. Auriel was also very thorough and professional in her pre-trip communication, making sure everyone would be properly equipped and ready for the rigors of the walk…it takes some effort to get all the way up to the tombs (most of the walk is on farm track, but the last bit is over stepped bog), but all agreed it was so worth it!