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.
Wonderful walk with Auriel along a rugged beach coastlineMy husband and I loved our walk with Auriel and her Kerry Blue, Sahara. We learned so much about the flora, rocks and their fossils, and an ancient old megalithic tomb. Best of all was the history she shared about the Spanish Armada, it’s ship wrecks, and details of that 1588 incident. She is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful way of teaching and explaining. Her tour was a highlight for us, and we highly recommend her tours.
Megalithic Auriel at Seatrails gave us invaluable guidance to the top of Knocknarea to visit the cairn and then to Carrowkeel to explore these phenomenal ancient tombs. She has a wealth of knowledge and was so pleasant and helpful in guiding us to these treasures. We couldn’t have had such a fabulous experience without her.
Historical hike best ever!I hiked with Seatrails to an ancient 5,000 yr old tomb above the valley. The views and the spirituality reside there. Thanks Auriel for sharing a fab walk the best ever. Be artful, be well, Bridget.
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.
Carrowkeel WalkWe met Auriel at a nearby gas station. This was a brilliant idea on her part as the beginning of the trail would have been hard (near impossible) for us to find otherwise. Auriel is an archaeologist and really loves what she does. It comes out in here presentation during the walk. She brought us up the path at a good pace. My wife needed a few breaks and she was fine with that and encouraged her to go at her own pace. We were able to go inside 2 of the 3 ancient burial tombs. She helped get in and out the easiest way. While in the tombs Auriel gave us information about why and how they were built. I would recommend booking with Auriel to do a tour if you’re in Sligo. When we come back, we will do a different tour with her.
Yeats Trail Rosses PointAuriel knows so much about the history of the area — we thoroughly enjoyed learning about the cultural, maritime, political, geological, religious and ruling history. We hope there’s a book about Sligo history in her future — with Auriel’s depth of knowledge and enthusiasm, it would be a fascinating read.
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
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.
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!
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?