Hike to the top of Irelands South East with our spectacular Mountain Explorer Experience, a guided hike of the wonderful Comeragh Mountains including essential skills to prepare you for real trekking situations to start you on your way or refresh your mountain skills for future hikes.
Your Mountain Explorer Experience Includes:
Full Day Experience
Professional and energetic mountaineering Ireland qualified instructor
Mountain Skills material
Personalized Hiking Tips
Training Equipment e.g. maps and compasses
Hot Drink & Snack at 2500ft above sea level
Views to take your breath away
Adult : €59.95
Junior € : €39.95
Feast your eyes upon the most amazing scenery of wild and untouched landscapes, breathe in the crystal clear air and listen to that beautiful sound of silence from your vast surroundings at over 2500ft.
Standard hikes of the Comeragh Mountains include linear walks and Failte Ireland National Looped trails. However our hikes veer off the beaten track to allow us to experience off trail navigation and engage in mountain skills such as timing, pacing, feature recognition, compass work, and at The Irish Experience we like to add more to your mountain knowledge so we also include other topic areas such as folklore of the area, environmental awareness issues, flora & fauna, geology and much more.
Moderate or strenuous difficulty levels should be expected for a beginner.
The group size is a maximum of 1 instructor to 6 students (1:6 ratio)
Meeting Location Details
Meeting time :
Full Day – 10.00am
Applegreen, Lemybrian, Co Waterford
Pre-Briefing Meet :
While enjoying a morning coffee/Tea we will go over some elements of what the day will entail and what to expect depending on weather conditions. You will then be lead to the starting location which has a secure off road carpark.
Approximate Finish Time :
Mountaineering Ireland Guided Trek
What To Bring
We recommend that you bring the following equipment/gear/provisions:
Basic weather proof clothing e.g. rain jacket/trousers
Suitable walking clothing e.g. a warm fleece
Hat and gloves
Walking boots with ankle support
A digital watch
Water (1 litre approximately)
*If you are not able to acquire some of the above list, please contact us and we will try to facilitate you.
Junior U14, Adult
4th March 2017, 25th March 2017
“It is difficult to know how to write of Coumshingaun itself. Whether you speak of it as the geography textbooks do, as a magnificent example of corrie glaciation with the loch held up by a large black moraine or whether you see it as a guidebook says ‘of unknown depth, associated with irresistible currents and evil spirits.In short whether you are practical or romantic, you are certain to be impressed. It is about a mile long, roughly pear shaped, widest at its western, precipitous end and except in winter when small streams flow down the precipices in headlong cascades, not visibly fed from any source . . . The water of the lake is constantly rippled by changing winds, sometimes steely blue in the sun, more often inky black, and always cold, though fish live in it. It is odd to speculate how they came there. I have seen it through a dazzle of sunshine, through swirling clouds of snow, through driving rain hissing off its surface and appearing and disappearing as mists eddied up and down the precipices and I have never failed to find it beautiful. Perhaps it is best to leave it at that’. – Patrick Werner
Behind the lake, the cliffs stretch up to an awe inspiring 365 metres above. The highest point in the Comeraghs at 792 metres is very close to Coumshingaun and we will summit it on the day. It is marked by a cairn with great views over the plateau in every direction.
It offers striking views of steep gullies,lakes formed by glaciers and knife edge ridges that have been carved out and shaped by nature’s delicate hands. A walking paradise to the top of Ireland.
The Comeragh mountain range offers wonderful vistas across the county and down to the sea. Described by some as Ireland’s hidded gem, the Comeraghs offer everything from a dramatic waterfall down a cliff face to the mystery of the ‘magic road’ which runs through the gap of the range.