Ever WIdening Circles: for divorced/separated women

- April 18-25, 2020

Closer Look Tours is thrilled to launch a new Ever Widening Circles Tour, specifically for separated and divorced women. You’ve had your life thrown into turmoil, and things are not going the way you’d been planning.  But now you are re-discovering your strength. You will get through this, and come out the better for it.  Now is the time to put yourself first, and do something just for you.  For fun; for healing; for re-awakening your sense of joy and wonder.

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  • Ride horses along the beach on the Atlantic Ocean (no experience needed).

  • Take a ferry to the semi-tropical island garden at Garnish.

  • Go kayaking in Lough Currane.

  • Fly falcons in Killarney National Park and hold an owl.

  • Visit medieval castle ruins and and ancient stone ring forts.

  • Try out yoga on the beach.

Kingdom of Kerry- April 4-11, 2020

County Kerry, on Ireland’s southwest coast, is a kingdom apart. Home to Ireland’s highest mountains, the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, the land is rugged and starkly beautiful. The coastline, from sandy beaches to dramatic cliffs, is never far away. This tour will be based in Derrynane, at the tip of the Iveragh peninsula, also known as the Ring of Kerry.  The group will will stay in stone cottages with an old-fashioned feel and modern amenities, next to the Derrynane National Park.

Overlooking Derrynane Harbor

Overlooking Derrynane Harbor

  • Visit Derrynane House and National Historic Park.

  • Learn about local ecology on a tour with Wild Derrynane.

  • View the Kerry Cliffs.

  • Fly falcons in the Killarney National Park.

  • Visit castle ruins and ring forts.

Kerry Rambles- September 19-26, 2020

While County Kerry is well known for some of the most demanding and rewarding hikes in the country, this tour is designed for those of us who are in average physical shape. We will take in some of the extraordinarily rugged and beautiful parts of the county from the McGillycuddy’s Reeks to winding seashore paths, all without having to carry our belongings on our back for a week or cross dangerous mountain passes.

Cahernegeeha Bog Road

Cahernegeeha Bog Road

  • Walk Derrynane’s Mass Path and learn the history and lore of the area.

  • Climb Cnoc na dTobar mountain.

  • Discover the Canglass Blow Hole.

  • Walk the Skellig Monks’ Trail.

  • Climb the winding bog road up Coomnahorna mountain.

  • Explore the Killarney National Park; enjoy the gardens, lakes, and waterfall.

The Burren and the Aran Islands (Coming soon)

North of the Shannon River, tucked up against the Atlantic Ocean, is the geological wonder of the Burren. Great expanses of limestone dominate the landscape, and cracks within the rock shelter a rich and diverse set of plants, from Mediterranean specimens to Arctic flora. Throughout this otherworldly landscape, ancient monuments stand - including ancient ring forts and dolmens, and medieval castles.

Cahermore Stone Ring Fort

Cahermore Stone Ring Fort

  • Learn about the history and ecology of the area with a Heart of the Burren tour.

  • Visit ancient ring forts and dolmens.

  • Walk along the Cliffs of Moher.

  • Take a ferry out to the Aran Islands.

  • Find castles and abbey ruins.