Guided Tour of The Glens of Antrim

This 8 day walking tour of the Glens of Antrim; the Causeway Coast and Rathlin Island is one of Irelands best kept secrets and a real jewel.
Situated in the north-east corner of Ireland the Glens of Antrim has everything to offer you from a wide diversity of landscape that is rich in history; folklore and outstanding natural beauty.
Our bases for the tour are in Ballycastle, Rathlin Island and Cushendall.

Ballycastle is the northern gateway to the Glens of Antrim and dates back to sometime around 1565 when a son of Sorley Boy McDonnell; the first Earl of Antrim built a castle in the centre of the old part of the town.

Rathlin Island is situated just 5-miles; 8-killometers north on Ballycastle. A small
L-shaped island with a population of approximately 80 inhabitants. The island is immersed in flora and fauna and in spring and summer Puffins; Guillemots and Kittiwakes; to mention but a few; nest in their thousands along its steep on-shore cliffs.

Cushendall is known as the Capital of the Glens; a charming village nestled in the Heart of the Glens; situated between the hills and the sea of Moyle. It was in this sea that the children of Lir were said to be banished to the sea for 900 years as swans by there jealous stepmother. But with the coming of Christianity to Ireland some 300 years later the spell was broken and the children were returned to there human form.
Every autumn flocks of wild swans fly over this area on there migration from Iceland to the warmer climate of Ireland. There haunting calls as they pass over are a reminder of one of Ireland's favourite legend.

At a Glance

  • 7 Nights B&B Accomodation. 7 Breakfasts.
  • 2 Evening Meals on Rathlin Island and 6 Packed Lunches.
  • All transport to include: Pickup at Dublin Airport and Return to Dublin Airport at the end of your tour.
  • Entry fees to Newgrange, Giant's Causeway and ferry trip to and from Rathlin Island.