We offer guided walking and hiking 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. Your head guide, Auriel Robinson, 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 refreshing coastal walk, an adventurous mountain hike offering you spectacular views or an interesting mythology trail.
On her tours, Auriel shares her knowledge with you. She’ll introduce you to Archaeology, Irish folklore, geology and local flora on her tours. She will take you to places far off the beaten track! If you are tracing your roots, she can help you with that too and she will introduce you to the arts, cultural and food scene around the County and in vibrant Sligo Town.
Auriel’s tours and experiences are ideal for all age groups and abilities, independent visitors, students and families looking for a cultural experience or unique adventure. If you are looking for something specific and would like to spend a few days in Sligo, Auriel can custom design your stay filled with interesting places to see and hike with her as your private guide. Have a look at the options available here and send your query to Auriel if any of the above interests you!
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.
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
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.
‘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.
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!
Children got to experience a completely new subject of Marine archaeology. Using the hook of wrecks off our shores Auriel captured the imagination of every pupil in the class. Great links back to Rathcroghan and Knocknarea.
Excellent Spanish Armada TourWe had a lovely day exploring the Sligo coast with Auriel. She’s a very knowledgeable and friendly host and seems fascinated herself by the geology and history of the area. We learned about the wrecked Spanish Armada ships and the adventures of the Spanish survivor De Cuéllar; saw a 5,000-year-old Stone Age wedge tomb; saw tonnes of fossilised coral, and iron seeping through the limestone, all in a really beautiful part of Sligo. What a grand day! Much appreciated and recommended.