Frequently Asked Questions
How long do the tours last?
The duration of the tour is at the bottom of each trail page. Most of our tours are around 2/2.5 hours return, however, there are shorter ones. The longest one is Benbulben Mountain (4 hours return). We can facilitate you pending the length of the tour in some cases.
Will I be able for the tour?
You know your own fitness level so if you have any concerns, please tell us at the time of booking. Your information will be kept private.
Are the walking tours suitable for children?
Absolutely, but there is an age restriction. We do not recommend under 4 years. However, if you wish to bring your baby, that is possible provided they are carried and suitable clothes for all weathers.
Are dogs allowed?
No, it is not permitted for a customer to bring their dog.
How much are the tours?
This depends on what you choose and for how many hours/ days and how many persons there are. All tour prices are listed on the Price List page and a minimum price is provided at the bottom of each trail page. If you have any other enquiries regarding price, please email us- email@example.com
What do you do if the weather isn't great?
We rarely cancel our tours. Once you have the right clothing and footwear, there shouldn’t be a problem! If there is adverse weather, your tour will be cancelled that morning but this is rare. You will be refunded in this case.
Please see our terms and conditions regarding weather and equipment
Can I pay on the day?
No, we only take advance payments.
Can I get a refund if I cancel?
You will only get a refund (less administration fee) if you cancel before 14 days prior to the tour.
I do not have my own transport, can I still do the tour?
You need your own transport for most of the tours. Once you book and payment has been confirmed, we will send you directions for where to meet. There are a few tours that we do where you can take a bus such as the Strandhill Heritage Trail or WB Yeats Trail (Rosses Point). You do not need transport to do the Sligo Town History Trail if you are staying or visiting Sligo Town.
Can I still do a tour if travelling alone or solo?
Yes you can, however, you will need to pay the minimum fee which is 75 euros for the town tour and from 100 euros for other tours.
I need more information. What is the best way to contact you?
Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us your enquiry via our contact us page or call us between the hours of 9am and 6pm Irish time.
‘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
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.Date of experience: July 2019
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.
My Favourite Day in Ireland!We had a whirlwind of a day; had lost our passports that morning and were late to the ride because we were trying to track them down. Auriel was extremely understanding and accommodating and allowed us to reschedule with ease. The stables felt like home. Auriel is so energetic and friendly – she made our whole day turn around (even shared her jacket and gloves with me since I wasn’t prepared). From the stables, you can see the most amazing views of the beach and nearby countryside. Our ride touched every part of that! It wasn’t only scenic, but Auriel is filled with knowledge. She gave us so much history of every area we visited and more. She was also extremely patient as I was a beginner and my boyfriend better at riding. She spent time with us both on the ride. At the end, she shared hot chocolate and treats and showed us her expansive collection of photos that related to the history we shared. It was an unforgettable experience. If you come across Sligo, you MUST go on one of her rides!
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.
‘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!
‘We very much enjoyed our two hour horse ride with Auriel, who, apart from being friendly and thoughtful, is very knowledgeable about the area and Ireland’s history in general. We recommend picking one of her trails at the start of your journey in the area or in Ireland, since she will give you plenty of recommendations on what else to see and do, with regard to your plans and interests. During our two hour horse ride (just the two of us, Auriel and a guide from the stables), we had a bit of canter on the beach and in the bog, otherwise walking and trotting as was convenient. We learned interesting details about the spanish armada wrecks and survivors along the Irish coastline, about local geology and nature, and were pointed to Lisadell House and at its interesting history of countess Markievicz.’ Kaer Morhen, August 2019
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 have joined Auriel on a number of walks in and around the historic/archaeological areas Sligo over the last few years and could not recommend her walks highly enough. Informative, interesting and always well researched. If you are in Sligo and are looking for a brilliant day out I wouldn’t hesitate to contact her. I am thinking of learning to ride a horse to be able to join one of her horse treks.’Pat D, Aug 2019.