Reach for the stars and discover your wild side in county Mayo’s stunning wilderness and celestial night skies with Terra Firma Ireland. They provide small guided tours in Mayo to include hiking, stargazing, and cultural tours of Ireland.
If it’s gallivanting you love, then a small group tour with Terra Firma Ireland’s qualified guides will lead you through this culturally rich landscape. From the shores of beautiful blue flag beaches to the lofty heights of the Nephin Mountain range and everything in between. You will touch the stones of history with tales and folklore from the Great Western Greenway. Walk on the ancient paths of pilgrims and experience true tranquillity by hiking the most remote hills. After sunset you can also enjoy an evening of Gastronomy & Astronomy featuring award winning food from some of the Gourmet Greenway’s producers.
Terra Firm Ireland Tours will bring you to beautiful places we love, with like-minded people. Whether you seek a multi day tour for a true immersion in the locality, or a day out along Mayo’s hidden gems. With Terra Firma you can step outside your world and escape the “every day”.
All of Terra Firma Ireland tours are tailored to places we like to bring our friends. They have selected the best providers to give you an authentic Irish experience. Therefore, from luxury Irish period houses, to traditional hoteliers, you will feel at home at the end of each day. You are guaranteed a warm Irish welcome (Fáilte).
The People and Places of North Mayo video series met up with Ged Dowling, who along with his partner Georgia McMillan set up Terra Firma in 2013 after meeting whilst doing a Outdoor Education degree at GMIT. He explains how you will be taken on a journey by mountain leaders, dark sky rangers, magicians and Storytellers. They have a diverse group of experienced, sociable guides with a shared passion for natural heritage and exploring the cultural landscape.
In addition to this, one of Terra Firma Ireland’s really special offerings are their After Dark Experiences. Upon night hikes or starry safaris, you can learn about the celestial night skies in Ireland’s first International Dark-Sky Park, Mayo Dark Sky Park! Located at Wild Nephin National Park, this is a special place. A commitment has been made to keeping the skies naturally dark for present and future generations to enjoy these wonders of the night sky.
There’s so much you can discover by looking up at the night skies and on a clear night in Mayo. Stargazers can spot over 4,500 twinkling stars, along with other planets in our solar system, The Milky Way and even meteor showers – all with the naked eye!
Georgia from Terra Firma created the Mayo Dark Skies project. She has also launched the Mayo Dark Sky Ambassador course for local tourism providers. In addition to this, she continues to work on dark sky development and astro-tourism projects in Ireland. An After Dark experience is one you’ll never forget, and is ideal for groups and evenings out.
About Terra Firma Ireland Tours
Terra Firm Ireland offers the following:
- Day Tours
- Multi-day packages
- Stargazing experiences
- Bespoke tours, where you can work with Georgia and Ged to design your own adventure!