Your Travel Experts for Ireland

Ireland Wild Escapes is your travel expert in offering packaged and bespoke tours, activities and experiences. Here’s what we offer: 

CULTURE & LEISURE – Fascinating local history, heritage, culture, traditional Irish music, language & dance, islands, festivals, castles, wildlife & ecology, culinary, creative arts, storytelling, led by local guides.
WALKING – Guided or self-guided walking, trekking or hiking on beaches, bogs, islands, hills & mountains, with varying walking grades and routes.
CYCLING – Pedal bikes, electric bikes & mountain bikes (off-road only) are available for all cycling enthusiasts.
ANGLING – Fresh water and deep-sea angling. Fresh water fishing includes fly fishing for wild salmon, sea & brown trout and coarse fishing for pike, roach & perch. Deep sea angling includes reef, shark & blue fin tuna fishing.
ADVENTURE – Soft adventure – Kayaking, beach & countryside horse riding, archery, clay pigeon shooting, surfing, coasteering, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, zip wire and loads more.

“I had a great experience with Ireland Wild Escapes from start to finish.”

Philomena MartinezNew York City, USA

We offer a wide array of packaged and bespoke tours, activities and experiences for all of Ireland's regions

The Wild Atlantic Way

Unforgettable Wild Atlantic Way experiences with specialists in immersive tours, Ireland Wild Escapes. Your destination for unique Irish tours covering the entire length of the Wild Atlantic Way, all our tours are ready to book today.

Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Explore the unspoilt hinterlands of Ireland. Lose yourself in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, an area of extreme beauty with a refreshingly slow pace of life. Meander down scenic waterways, along the beautiful Shannon River, explore tranquil forests and discover enchanting riverside villages.

Dublin

Dublin is shaped by almost 1,200 years’ history, from Viking origins to today’s sophisticated capital, abuzz with culture. As you would expect, there is a dizzying array of things to do in Dublin, and it’s our job as specialists in immersive tours of Ireland, to help you make the most of your time in this incredible city.

Ireland’s Ancient East

Where Vikings settled and saints roamed, journey back in time through 5,000 years of history in Ireland’s Ancient East. This magical region is steeped in history, with countless stories to be heard and a backdrop of glorious scenery that is just as unforgettable.

Causeway Coast and Glens

For a region relatively small in size, the 195-mile (313km) Causeway Coast packs a sizeable punch. Visit world-renowned attractions including the Giant’s Causeway, the iconic Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the Dark Hedges of Ballymoney, one of the most photographed sites in Northern Ireland.

We offer a wide array of packaged and bespoke tours, activities and experiences for all of Ireland’s regions.

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Bespoke Tours

We offer a bespoke / tailor made / customized, crafted itinerary creation service, whether you are an individual, a small group, a family or a large corporate or incentive group. Contact us create a tailor made tour made to suit you!

Private Tours

We offer specially crafted private guided tours that allow you to discover the hidden, local experiences that few get to engage with, all privately guided by our expert local guides.

Conservation Conscious

Ireland Wild Escapes are fully committed in assisting with ­­conservation efforts in Ireland. The three pillars of sustainably we live by include: Protecting our environment, Preserving our local customs and traditions and Sustaining our local economies.

Award Winning

SILVER AWARD FOR BEST AT ENGAGING LOCAL PEOPLE & CULTURE – World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015
BEST TOUR OPERATOR IN IRELAND – Irish Responsible Tourism Awards 2015
PROUD WILD ATLANTIC WAY AMBASSADOR FOR IRELAND
PROUD ADVENTURE AMBASSADOR FOR IRELAND

We Are Trusted By

Our Story

Colin and Cathy Wolfe are the founders of Ireland Wild Escapes and  Connemara Wild Escapes . Moving to Ireland in 2009, we left the frenetic buzz of big city life behind us, hoping to create a different lifestyle in the countryside. Colin, who is an Irishman, already had the love of the west of Ireland imprinted in his heart, having spent all his childhood summers fishing the many rivers and loughs for its famous wild salmon and trout.

In search of our ‘place’ in this crazy world, we chose the wilds of Connemara on the Wild Atlantic Way to settle and see if it would measure up to our high expectations…and boy does it deliver on that, and much, much more!

We soon recognised an opportunity to promote and sell the wealth of activities and experiences which are available along the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way and the rest of Ireland, with its breath taking land and seascapes, so set about contacting small local businesses and creating the activity and experiences which are available to book now on this website. With our over 550 suppliers supporting these products, it has grown to provide the visitor with a comprehensive offering of authentic and immersive experiences available. throughout the island of Ireland.

We are never bored in this place of nature and wilderness. There are so many wonderful things to do and appreciate in nature. The more we do, the more things we find and want to do, we keep uncovering these fantastic and authentic experiences and we are excited to share them all with you…Come and discover for yourself!

Our Journey

2020 – Now
REBRANDED AS IRELAND WILD ESCAPES TO INCLUDE ALL REGIONS IN IRELAND
2019 -
EXPANDED THE EXPERIENCE OFFERING TO OVER 200 EXPERIENCES
2017 - 2018
EXPANDED THE EXPERIENCE OFFERING TO ALL COUNTIES ALONG THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY
2016 - 2017
EXPANDED THE EXPERIENCE OFFERING TO OVER 100 EXPERIENCES
2015 -
WON AWARD SILVER AWARD FOR BEST AT ENGAGING LOCAL PEOPLE & CULTURE - WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS 2015
WON AWARD FOR BEST TOUR OPERATOR IN IRELAND - IRISH RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS 2015
2011 -
SET UP CONNEMARA WILD ESCAPES-TOUR OPERATOR

Cathy Wolfe

Founder and owner-Ireland Wild Escapes

Colin Wolfe

Founder and owner-Ireland Wild Escapes

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Authentic and Immersive Experiences

Culture & Leisure

Fascinating local history, heritage, culture, Irish music, language & dance, islands, festivals, castles, wildlife & ecology, gourmet, creative arts, storytelling, interpreted by local Irish guides.

Walking

Guided or self-guided walking, trekking or hiking on beaches, bogs, islands, hills & mountains, with varying walking grades and routes.

Cycling

Pedal bikes, electric bikes & mountain bikes (off-road only) are available for all cycling enthusiasts so that you can enjoy cycling through the craggy mountain and rugged coastline roads with the wind in your helmet!

Angling

Fresh water and Deep sea angling. Freshwater fishing includes fly fishing for wild salmon, sea & brown trout and coarse fishing for pike, roach & perch.

Adventure

Choose one or more of our many soft adventures to thrill your soul! Even better, spend a holiday here in Connemara and try a different adventure every day. Make your holiday become an adventure!

TOP EXPERIENCES

Authentic and Immersive Experiences

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