Choose Your Own Adventure with Mountain Ways Ireland, whether it be a Guided Walking Tours, Mountain Day Hikes or a Unique On Farm Foraging Experiences in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Ring of Gullion, Mourne and Cooley Mountain Landscapes.
The history of the people is etched on the small green fields, its recorded in the old Gaelic placenames and written on the very mountain sides themselves.
Walking wild and ancient pathways you will embrace an experience that will immerse you right into the history and rich culture of our land. Based in the ancient borderlands of North East Ulster, Mountain Ways Ireland is an experienced Irish company. They hand craft, plan and deliver a unique guided experience in the hills or walking holiday of a lifetime tailor made just for you. Lose yourself in an adventure as you wander through a diverse geological landscape and more than 7000 years of human history.
Brian Hoey, Mountain Ways Ireland Founder said, “The mountain is my cathedral… it’s freedom, it’s where I feel alive”
Brian grew up in the magical ring of mountains that surround Slieve Gullion, South Armagh. The landscape is etched in his DNA coming from a 7th generation mountain farming family. Walk with Brian, an expert, all Ireland and UK qualified Mountain Leader and local Tour Guide as he shares his unique story and passion for his ‘home place’. Listen to the folklore, myth and legend, handed down to Brian from his Grandparents, an unbroken oral tradition stretching back into the mists of Irish History.
Brian is a keen forager of wild edibles. Learn about Irelands wild plants and how they have been part of the culture for thousands of years.
Experience this secret mountain community at first hand as Brian reveals the authentic rural Ireland. He knows the local characters, their superstitions or ‘pishtogues’ as the people call them. This is a world that is steeped in tradition and folklore.
Mountain Ways Ireland is not just about hiking through the landscape, it’s about bringing it all to life as we connect with nature, and re-connect with the people, past and present.