September 12 - 22, 2020

Trip Leader - Lyn Potier, | Assistant Leader - Deirdre Butler

Known as the ‘Emerald Isle’ Ireland is indeed a beautiful gem rising out of the Atlantic and the Ring of Kerry, tucked away in the South West is arguably one of Southern Ireland’s most picturesque regions. The correct name for the Ring of Kerry is the Iveragh Peninsula. A wild, unspoiled and exhilarating place to visit, sitting as it does on the Wild Atlantic Way, a huge coastal touring route that covers 9 counties.

The area really does have everything, from expanses of wilderness, majestic mountains and breathtaking waterfalls to stunning sandy beaches and even ancient woodlands where Ireland’s only herd of wild Red Deer can be found. We will take you on a trip to uncover some of its treasures and experience a culture famed for its myths, legends and music.

We will be based in a 4-star hotel in the historic town of Killarney on the shores of Lough Leane and the very edge of Killarney National Park. Steeped in history, our walks will take in a 15th century abbey and castle and a stone fort said to be one of the three oldest buildings in the the country, as well as an unsurpassed variety of natural beauty.

Walk with us and experience the warmth of a traditional Irish welcome and savor a well earned pint or two of their famous Guinness at the end of the day!

Getting to our starting point of Killarney is the responsibility of each participant. The trip leader will provide additional information to registered participants.

This trip is designed for the moderately active hiker but will present a few challenges along the way. The route will vary in difficulty with walking distances between 3 – 10 miles and elevation gains up to 2500 feet. The terrain is varied; from quiet country lanes to uneven rocky trails, mountain paths and boardwalks. Some agility will be needed to climb stiles. Group size 10-14.

What’s Included:

  • Lodging in four-star hotel (double-occupancy with en suite bath).
  • All on-trip land transportation.
  • All entry fees.
  • Most on-trip meals.
  • Gratuities for local service providers.
  • All hikes.
  • 4 pre - trip bulletins prior to departure with more detailed and specific information to help you prepare for your adventure.

What’s not included:

  • International airfare and in-country travel, pre- and post- trip.
  • One lunch and one dinner.
  • Beverages with meals.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for trip leaders are at your discretion.

Trip Price: $3,650 per person | Deposit: $913

Price is based on double occupancy of rooms. Same gender roommate will be assigned to participants traveling solo. Single supplements are limited. Your non-refundable deposit will hold your reservation. Either pay on line (credit/ debit cards accepted) using our secure PayPal payment system or write a check, payable to “Big Round World”, and mail it to: PO Box 1337, Lyons, CO 80540.

How to Sign Up

  1. Pay your trip deposit - click on the yellow Buy Now button below.
  2. Send us your trip paperwork.