2019 Tours

7th-17th of May Hands of Ireland ~ A Heritage Craft Tour

We are super excited to be collaborating with Kimberly Coburn of The Homestead Atlanta this May to offer you a journey infused with native and traditional handcrafts. We will experience a diverse range of crafts traditional to this fair isle. We will meet with skilled craft workers and get some hands on experience all the while being immersed in the wild beauty and culture of this sacred land.

3rd-13th September ‘Deepening The Roots’ Tour

On this Deepening the Roots Tour we will continue with the work of journeying to and connecting with the wild places. We will visit many known and hidden places of botanical interest and wild natural beauty where you will encounter Ireland’s rare and unusual flora including our native medicinal herbs and the ancient traditions of their use.

As we travel through stunning landscapes you may commune with ancient stones, holy wells and sacred forests of Ireland.

We will forage for wild seaweeds, edible hedgerow weeds and wild medicinal herbs. We will learn of the geological and cultural history of this land. We will hear the stories of the old people, of the wise women and the wee folk and of the great races of people that are said to have once inhabited this island.
We will walk in some of Ireland’s most ecologically important native woodlands.

Booking is now open for this unique experience with a limited amount of early bird places available so get in touch soon if you would like to reserve one of these

Testimonial from US based herbalist/ author Rosemary Gladstar for the Sept. 2016 & May 2017 Plant Lovers’ Journey to Ireland arranged and guided by Wild Routes Ireland.

“Chris and Tara were amazing guides on our first Plant Lover’s Journey to Ireland! Chris did an outstanding job creating an itinerary that was not only inspiring,  but incredibly fun. We woke up every day with a new adventure planned.  As nature and plant lovers, we spent a great deal of our time outdoors in the beautiful countryside, Walking through sacred woods,  ancient groves, and visiting sacred sites.  Tara, being Irish to her core, was able to share with us the magic of her homeland and enrich our journey with her stories and ceremonies.   But what really made the trip for most of us, was the opportunity to meet so many  wonderful Irish people  ~ artists, musicians, storytellers, the Irish herbal community ~  all were invited to be part of our journey.”

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