Seatrails offers exceptional, unique, diverse and interesting guided walking and horse-riding tours in Sligo, Leitrim and the northwest along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland.
Your guide Auriel Robinson is an expert archaeologist and passionate about Sligo who will take you on a voyage of discovery, one you will never forget in a photographer’s paradise. You can choose a coastal trail on the breath taking Wild Atlantic Way, a mountain trail giving you spectacular views over Sligo and surrounding counties, or a gentle and relaxing guided walk by the sea. If you like horse riding, choose our unique ‘Heritage on Horseback’ trail on one of the most scenic parts of the Wild Atlantic Way coastline.
Auriel offers her intriguing Sligo Town Trail where she will show you its historic buildings and sites, its vibrant heritage, arts, cultural and food scene. Auriel is involved in youth education and is a listed heritage expert within the Heritage in Schools Programme. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love of Irish heritage with everyone she meets.
Seatrails is ideal for groups and families looking for a cultural experience or unique adventure. You can custom design your walking holiday with Auriel to suit your requirements from a half day to a week-long guided walking holiday. So, the choice is yours.
Trails and Tales, Dunes and RuinsI was one of a group of six women in Sligo for two days. We had a fantastic time. On our first day we met Auriel in Strandhill and she brought us on a fabulous walk over rocks, shore and dunes ending up in a pub for a delicious seafood chowder. The following day we joined her at Streedagh Strand for the Spanish Armada Trail. Her knowledge is encyclopaedic and so interesting, her enthusiasm is infectious. I would highly recommend Seatrails and I can’t wait to join Auriel again on another trail.
Group walks with AurielI have just led two tours to the Sligo area and each time asked Auriel to take over the guiding at Rosses Point, Streedagh strand, as well as on the first occasion (when I had sprained my foot) to Carrowkeel. I cannot recommend Auriel’s tours highly enough. She knows the region around Sligo like the back of her hand, is very well informed about archaeology, history and plants and explains things clearly. She also has a very nice manner and was very responsive to the needs of the various individuals in each of my groups. There was no rushing. We went along at a very comfortable pace and were able to enjoy our surroundings. The trips with Auriel were among the highlights of our visit to Sligo. Although the weather was not perfect, we all had a great time. In fact, two people in the group plan to return to Sligo with their families and go on more of Auriel’s trips. What better recommendation can you have?
Passionate guideAuriel is an incredibly passionate archaeologist with a huge amount of information at her fingertips. She knows the best places to visit in Sligo and has some really great experiences on offer. While our family enjoyed everything, we did with Auriel, I highly recommend the Shellfish Experience as it was a family favourite! Her website clearly outlines the different trips she offers so use that to determine what you want to do
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.
GuideWe loved our tour with Auriel up to Queen Maeve’s grave! It was such a great experience. She was so informative & knowledgeable about the history of the area, the land and the people that lived around there. She was very kind and friendly and even patient when we were a bit late. We would highly recommend her as a guide anytime!!
Auriel was a pleasure to deal with. Her lessons were well planned and structured and offered a variety of experiences for the children who thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
2 Days Hiking & WalkingMet up with Auriel for a days hiking up to the Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs. Had an absolutely fantastic day, really enjoyed her company and the way she gave very informative history talks along the way. I enjoyed it so much I booked on for a second day’s walk out at Streedagh beach. Again, she explained all about the history of the Spanish Armada, the shipwrecks, the ecology, the formation of the mountains, …. I guess the fact she’s trained in Archaeology & Geography and a Masters Degree in Maritime Archaeology and fifteen years experience is a major help! Thanks so much Auriel, till next time.
Coastal Fieldtrip at Streedagh and Ballintrillick WoodsAuriel spent at full day at our 2-teacher school in April 2018. We went on a long day field trip to Streedagh Beach & Ballintrillick Mines. The children had a fabulous day, meeting and working with a real archaeologist for the day. Auriel did several wonderful hands on child-centred activities with the children, imparted knowledge at a level that engaged the children from all the classes. Auriel covered geology, mythology, archaeology and history with the children on the field trip and really brought the history of our local area to life for the children.
Amazing hikes to Knocknarea and CarrowkeelWe spent a wonderful day with Auriel, hiking to Queen Maeve’s Tomb on Knocknarea and then up to Carrowkeel with its 5,000-year-old megalithic passage tombs. There are stunning views from each site. We went on a misty rainy day and only caught glimpses through the mist, but it didn’t matter, it was still so beautiful! Auriel is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable about the area, Ireland’s history and fascinating prehistory, and she shared so much! This was one of our best days in Ireland.