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EXTREME IRELAND Guinness Enterprise Center Taylors Lane | Kilmainham Dublin 8 | Ireland Tel : 00353-1-4100700 | info@extremeireland.ie Managing Director : Keith McDonnell Marketing & Business Development : Stephen Power


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GUIDED WALKING TOURS THE SOUTHERN GEM - 7 DAYS - €799 THE NORTHERN GEM - 9 DAYS - €1049 EMERALD - ALL IRELAND - 15 DAYS - €1499 WESTREN WONDERS TOUR - 8 DAYS - €999 NATIONAL PARKS TOUR - 8 DAYS - €999 _____________________________________________

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOURS WICKLOW WAY – 8 DAYS - €549 DINGLE WAY – 8 DAYS - €549 CONNEMARA - 8 DAYS - €549 KERRY WAY - 8 DAYS - €549 ____________________________________________

SOFT ADVENTURE TOURS WILD ATLANTIC WAY - 12 DAYS - €1599 WILD ATLANTIC NORTH - 6 DAYS - €899 WILD ATLANTIC SOUTH - 7 DAYS - €999 THE CONNEMARA EXPERIENCE - 7 DAYS - €999 ____________________________________________

DAY TOURS FROM DUBLIN CLIFFS OF MOHER €45 - GIANT’S CAUSEWAY €65 CORK & BLARNEY €55 - CELTIC BOYNE VALLEY €35 CONNEMARA €45 - BELFAST €45

________________________________ INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES THE NORTHERN LIGHTS – NORWAY - €1295 SLOVENIA – Mt. TRIGLAV - €699 MONTENEGRO – DURMITOR NATIONAL PARK - €759

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EMERALD ALL IRELAND – 15 DAYS This tour is 15 days of pure exhilaration. It begins and ends in Dublin, although pick up in Shannon can be arranged. You'll be brought to the highest peaks and along the deepest fjords. Hike along the most amazing coastline and talk with the friendliest locals in the best pubs. You'll experience sights, smells and feelings that will stay with you forever !

1. Glendalough Monastic Site | Spink Walk | Stay Glendalough 2. Adare Village | South Pole Inn Pub, Annascaul | Cliff Walk | Stay Dingle 3. Connors Pass | Walk up Mt Brandon | Stay Dingle 4. Slea Head Drive | Cliff walk to Ballyferriter | Intro to 'Hurling' | Stay Dingle 5. Carrauntoohil / Killarney National Park | Stay Killarney 6. Lahinch Beach | Cliffs Of Moher Walk | Stay Doolin 7. The Burren Walk | Corcomroe Abbey | Galway City | Connemara | Clifden 8. Climb Mt Beebaun | Kymore Abbey | Irish Dancing Night ( Ceili ) | Stay Clifden 9. The Famine Walk at Killary Harbour (OR) Walk Over Mt Maumean | Clifden 10. Country Life Museum |Mullagmore| WB Yeats Grave | Donegal Castle | Ardra 12. Slieve League Cliffs ( OR ) Glen Colm Kill | Stay Ardra 13. Glenveagh National Park | Glenveagh Castle | Stay Ardra 14. Grianan An Aileach | Walk around Derry City | Dunluce Castle | Stay Ballintoy 15. Walk the Causeway coast from Ballintoy to The Giants Causeway | Ballintoy

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NORTHERN GEM – 9 DAYS Explore the whole of the North of Ireland in this nine day jam packed tour. This fantastic hiking tour promises wonderful scenery and picturesque towns and villages which are sure to inspire. Follow in the footsteps of Saint Patrick to the holy mountain of Croagh as well as visiting great Irish sites such as the Connemara, Galway, Giant’s Causeway and Belfast. 1. Galway City | Connemara | Stay Clifden 2. Climb Mt Beebaun | Kylemore Abbey | Irish Dancing Night | Clifden 3. Killary Fjord Walk (OR) Walk Over Mt Maumean | Stay Clifden 4. Country Life Museum | Mullagmore | WB Yeats Grave| Donegal Castle | Ardra 5. Slieve League Cliffs ( OR ) Glen Colm Kill | Stay Ardra 6. Glenveagh National Park | Glenveagh Castle | Stay Ardra 7. Grianan An Aileach | Derry City | Dunluce Castle | Ballintoy 8. Walk the Causeway Coast | Stay Ballintoy 9. Tour of Belfast City | Drinks in Dublin

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SOUTHERN GEM – 7 DAYS Explore the spectacular southern counties of Ireland with our ‘Southern Tour’ where you will experience some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery and walks. Highlights of the tour include walking along the famous cliffs of Moher and climbing Irelands highest mountain. You will also walk famine roads and the lunar landscape of the Burren. This really is a fantastic adventure and one of the best hiking tours in Ireland.

1. Wicklow Mountains | Glendalough Monastic Site | Stay Laragh Village 2. Adare Village | South Pole Inn Pub, Annascaul | Cliff Walk | Dingle 3. Connors Pass | Walk up Mt Brandon | Stay Dingle 4. Slea Head Drive | Cliff walk to Ballyferriter | Intro to 'Hurling' | Dingle 5. Carrauntoohil / Killarney National Park | Stay Killarney 6. Lahinch Beach | Cliffs Of Moher Walk | Stay Doolin 7. Burren | Corcomroe Abbey | Galway City | Connemara | Clifden

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WESTREN WONDERS – 8 DAYS Our Western Wonders Tour is made up of walking adventures through Co. Clare, Connemara and North Mayo. These are among the most famous counties in Ireland with spectacular mountains, lakes, charming villages and people. It's home to archaeological sites that date to 5000BC . This tour will take you to some of the most scenic, breathtaking and remote areas of Ireland where sheep have right of way on the roads and the locals will welcome you with open arms. 1. Foxford Woollen Mills | Black Head Walk | Ceide Fields | Belmullet 2. Inishkea Island | Belmullet Peninsula | Cultural Walk | Belmullet 3. Ballycroy National Pk | Achill Island | Walk up Croaghaun | Keel Beach | Stay Achill Island 4. Walk Up Croagh Patrick | Stay Westport 5. Doo Lough | Famine Walk | Kylemore Abbey | Stay Leenane 6. MaumÊan Walk | Inagh Valley | Stay Leenan 7. The Burren Walk | Stay Doolin 8. Cliffs Of Moher Walk | Return to Dublin

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NATIONAL PARKS TOUR 8 DAYS

Ireland has a wealth of natural beauty and the very best of this is preserved in our national parks. We have 6 amazing walks over 8 days through our national parks. Together the parks span the country including Wicklow - Killarney - The Burren in Co. Clare – Connemara in Co. Galway Ballycroy in Co. Mayo and Glenveagh in Co. Donegal.

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WICKLOW NATIOINAL PARK - GLENDALOUGH SPINC WALK KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK - THE GAP OF DUNLOE THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK - BLACKHEAD GALWAY CITY & CONNEMARA CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK - MAAM VALLEY / INAGH VALLEY BALLYCROY NATIONAL PARK GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK RETURN DUBLIN

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WICKLOW WAY – SELF GUIDED – 8 DAYS In our opinion, the best way to see any country or place is on foot. The freedom to get out there and connect with the land and the people is an addictive pleasure for many and Ireland happens to have the best of both landscape and friendly natives to make your self guided tour of the garden county of Wicklow memorable. Maps, guide documents, accommodations and luggage transfers are all taken care of. DINGLE WAY - SELF GUIDED – 8 DAYS Dingle is a magical place in Ireland. It is a playground for those of us who love the outdoors and can offer lots, from ancient sites to some of the best pubs in the country. This 8 day tour will allow you to explore and take everything in while you leave your accommodations and luggage transfers to us. Guided maps and tour documents are all supplied. CONNEMARA - SELF GUIDED – 8 DAYS Connemara is the home of wild scenery with an abundant of mountains and lakes. Our 8 day self guided tour will give you the freedom to explore this wonderful landscape while leaving the boring stuff to us. Booking accommodation, luggage transfers etc will be all taken care of. KERRY WAY - SELF GUIDED – 8 DAYS At 215km (134 miles), the Kerry Way is Ireland’s longest and most popular marked walking trail. Our 7-day tour will take you through 124km (77 miles) of some of the most stunning landscapes found in the country. Our journey begins in the quiet village of Glenbeigh and finishes in the lively town of Killarney.


THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY 12 DAYS

Join us on this spectacular tour of Ireland's Atlantic coastline. The Wild Atlantic Way tour will bring you the length of the country from Donegal to West Cork taking in the best of what this country has to offer. Not only will you walk along dramatic coastal trails but also we will fill your days with adventure activities like kayaking, surfing and cultural visits to ancient and historical sites along with unique experiences like swimming with ‘Fungi’ the dolphin in Dingle. HIGHLIGHTS Day 1. Donegal Town | Slieve League seas cliffs. Day 2. Donegal Castle | Rossnowlagh Beach | Mullagmore | Sea Coastal Walk Day 3. SUP Paddling | Seaweed Bath | Céide Fields | Ballycroy National Park. Day 4. Megolithic Tomb | Deserted Village | Keem Bay | Western Greenway Day 5. Connemara | Killary Harbour | Mountain Sheep Farm| Kylemore Day 6. Cilfden Castle | Galway City | Corcomroe Abbey | Ballyvaughan Day 7. The Burren | Cliffs Of Moher Kayak / Hike | Lahinch Day 8. Surfing | Coasteering in Kilkea |South Pole Inn Pub | Dingle Day 9. Swim with a dolphin | Slea Head cycle / Mountain Horse ride | Inch Day 10. Portmagee | Skellig Michael | Ring Of Kerry |Kenmare Day 11. Beara Peninsula | Cycle Bare Island |Glengarriff |Night Kayak Day 12. Return to Dublin

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ATLANTIC WAY NORTH 6 DAYS

The Wild Atlantic Way North will bring you from the highest sea cliffs in Europe seen in Donegal to the Bohemian city of Galway, home of the Cladagh Ring. This 8 day adventure will travel through Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and into to the wilds of Connemara. Wild sea, fresh air and good company will not be far from your side for the whole journey.

Day 1. Day 2. Day 3. Day 4. Day 5. Day 6.

HIGHLIGHTS Donegal Town | Slieve League seas cliffs. Donegal Castle | Rossnowlagh Beach |Mullagmore | Coastal Walk SUP Paddling | Seaweed Bath | CĂŠide Fields | Ballycroy National Pk Megolithic Tomb | Deserted Village | Keem Bay | Westren Greenway Connemara | Killary Harbour | Mountain Sheep Farm | Kylemore Cilfden Castle | Galway City

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ATLANTIC WAY SOUTH 7 DAYS

The Wild Atlantic South tour starts in Galway bay and ends in West Cork . This 7 day soft adventure not only will take you to some of Ireland's most dramatic coastlines but we'll also take you on some fantastic outdoor adventures such as swimming with dolphins in Dingle or cycling the length of one of the most southerly islands in the country. What's sure is that you will have great memories to last a lifetime. HIGHLIGHTS Day 1. Day 2. Day 3. Day 4. Day 5. Day 6. Day 7.

Galway City | Corcomroe Abbey | Ballyvaughan The Burren | Cliffs Of Moher Kayak / Hike | Lahinch Surfing | Coasteering in Kilkea |South Pole Inn Pub | Dingle Swim with a dolphin | Slea Head cycle | Mountain Horse ride | Inch Portmagee | Skellig Michael | Ring Of Kerry | Kenmare Beara Peninsula | Cycle Bare Island | Glengarriff | Night Kayak Return to Dublin

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THE CONNEMARA EXPERIENCE 7 DAYS

Connemara is for many very best of what Ireland has to offer in one place. The people, pubs, restaurant and of course some of the most spectacular landscapes. This 7 day soft adventure tour includes all accommodation, breakfasts etc and of course all activities like sea Kayaking and horse riding. All of this with some of the best tour guides in the business. Surely a once in a lifetime adventure ! HIGHLIGHTS Day 1. Day 2. Day 3. Day 4. Day 5. Day 6. Day 7.

Galway City | Roundstone | Bodhran Drum Factory Inisbofin Island | Clifden Connemara National Park | Pony Riding | Mountain Sheep Farm Climb Mt Mweelrea | Seaweed Bath | Leenane Kayak Killary Harbour | Kylemore Abbey | Renvyle Beach BBQ Hike around Lough Corrib – Angnanure Castle - Oughterard Killbeggan Whiskey Distillery – Return to Dublin

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DAY TOURS FROM DUBLIN CLIFFS OF MOHER Cliffs of Moher tour that takes you from Dublin to the magnificent wild Atlantic. You will get to walk along one of Ireland's 7 Wonders and most famous landmarks, accompanied by sweeping views across the Aran Islands. After an exhilarating walk, we will make our way down to the limestone/karst region of Ireland; the so called "Burren". These are just a few sights on this jam packed day tour. GIANT’S CAUSEWAY Our one day tour transports you to the very northern point of Ireland and we show you one of Ireland's 7 Wonders and the most breathtaking sights and scenery Northern Ireland has on offer. From the minute you get on our bus, you will get to experience an amazing part of Ireland, learning lots of history and seeing some of the most dramatic coastline in Ireland. On this tour, you will travel North from Dublin, take in the beautiful northern coastal route, Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge and Belfast city. CELTIC BOYNE VALLEY Join us on our 1 Day Celtic Tour which will bring you to one of the most ancient parts of Ireland. County Meath is known as the Royal County, the place from which the High Kings of Ireland ruled the country from. This is a place steeped in history from the passage tombs at Loughcrew said to be even better than that of Newgrange. Inside you will see artwork carved into the stones still visible after 5000 years. BELFAST CITY Belfast is one of our most popular day tours which gives passengers an insight into the cities troubled past but also shows it as a modern cosmopolitan city. Your day tour will bring you on a tour of East and West Belfast, the Titanic Quarter and the peace wall. You will also visit Downpatrick, Dundrum Norman Castle and the Mourne Mts all in one day. CORK & BLARNEY On the 1 day trip to Cork, we visit the Blarney Castle, famous for the Blarney Stone, which guarantees you to become a smooth talker when you kiss it! In Cork City, there are a myriad of things to do. Last, but not least, we visit the 'Rock of Cashel', historical seat of the Kings of Munster, perched atop a gigantic rock in the lonely countryside. CONNEMARA On this one day tour to Connemara you will have the opportunity to experience The Killary boat cruise from April to October. From Nov to March you will have the unique oppertunity to visit a traditional working mountain farm at the Killary Sheep Farm. You will also see Galway City, Kylemore Abbey and the Inagh Valley which is one of the most beautiful parts of the country.


INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES

NORWAY Make a trip of a life time and join Extreme Ireland on our annual trip to the Nordic arctic circle to see the Northern Lights with husky dog sleigh!Two years ago the Extreme Ireland team took a trip to Kirkenes in a province called Finnmark in the most northerly part of Norway. It is in the middle of the Arctic Circle and very close to the border of Russia. Immediately we all fell in love with this amazing beautiful place. Now Extreme Ireland is offering this once in a lifetime trip to join us on second year of international tours to Norway.

SLOVENIA Don't miss the once in a lifetime chance to climb the highest mountain is Slovenia, Mt. Triglav on our unique 6 day tour. You will also enjoy a day in the capital city Ljubljana and experience the breath taking scenery that surrounds the striking Lake Bled. Extreme Ireland have been organising holidays to Slovenia for the last 4 years and they are one of the most successful and enjoyable international tours that we offer. For 2014 we will be organising 2 trips to climb Mount Triglav and visit the National Park of Triglav. You will also get to spend a day relaxing on Lake Bohinj followed by a day touring in the capital city.

MONTENEGRO Join our fantastic 7 day adventure tour to Montenegro. A country to the Durmitor National Park, where we visit Zablajak, hike around the scenic Black Lake and stay next to the beautiful Lake Skrcko. We also climb the highest peak in Montenegro; Bobotov Kuk, visit Ostrog Monastery then spend all day relaxing in Budva, the Russian Rivera.

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WHY IRELAND Access General Getting to and from Ireland has never been easier or more affordable with daily direct flights to Ireland from a wide range of cities in the UK, Europe and the US, along with multiple weekly flights from the Emirates. 190+ routes to Ireland - over 63 Airlines Over 100 air routes from 34 British airports Direct flights from 22 countries Airports Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Shannon, Knock, Galway Ireland’s close proximity to the UK and to the rest of Europe ensures easy access to a large population of delegates

Value for Money Ireland is part of the geographical and economic area that has adopted the euro currency, making it attractive for delegates from EU countries. In terms of hotel stock, Ireland is considered to have some of the best hotel, guesthouses, B&B, self-catering, caravan and camping at some of the most competitive prices. Accommodation priced as the second cheapest in Western Europe. Hotel rates are on par with what they were in 2004.

Tax refunds Ireland offers the opportunity to reclaim Vat on accommodation and reduced rate of 9% on tourism services.

Safety Ireland is a safe and welcoming, one of the friendliest in Europe and maintains a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

41 Shades of Green Ireland’s commitment to sustainable tourism

Culture & Heritage Cultural tourism is a very broad term. It encompasses a wide spectrum of heritage and cultural experiences that generally involve festivals, events, artistic performances, cultural activities, museums, galleries and so on. Culture plays a key role in the Adventure Traveller choosing a destination. Be aware of what is in your area, i.e. stone circles, castles, military forts, archaeological sites, festivals/events etc.

Food Obviously from a tourism perspective how our overseas visitors view and experience Irish food while on holiday is important, not only for tourism, but for the economy. 35% of visitor spend in Ireland is on food and drink. Showcasing local produce, farmers markets, good restaurants help evoke a unique sense of place that fits with the Adventure Traveller holiday, have an idea of what they can do and where they can go in your area.


EASY ACCESS

4 Airports : Belfast | Dublin | Shannon | Cork


ADVENTURE Through the “Get out there” initiative local tourism operators in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland and key stakeholders / agencies work together to realise the full potential of the destination and make it famous for adventure holidays. The guiding principle behind this initiative is that all tourism operators and their employees make it a priority to deliver an outstanding adventure holiday experience, and understand the importance of a positive attitude and an imaginative approach to exceeding expectations. This presents a great opportunity to develop the area, increase visitor numbers and grow revenue for all. The “Get out there” initiative develops destinations with diverse activities, adventure friendly accommodation and supporting infrastructure in order to meet the needs and wants of adventure traveller. Each of the destinations has a wide variety of activities available and the appropriate supporting infrastructure of culture/heritage, food, accommodation, dining and entertainment. Overseas Activity Tourism in Ireland - Worth €830 million in 2011 Economic Contribution of Activity Tourism - High yield segment, spend 45% higher than the average overseas visitor Ireland has committed to developing Adventure Travel over the last number of years. Key Points to remember about the Adventure traveller: 90% of Adventure travel is “soft” adventure…… The “Hard Stuff” : Abseiling | Mountain Biking | Rock climbing | Caving Some “soft adventure” elements Walking | Cycling | Archeology / Historical and Cultural sites | Fishing | Equestrian | Birdwatching | Kayaking | Meeting the locals Travel may be classified as an “adventure” trip if it combines two of the following three elements, while the ideal core of adventure travel involves all three elements: Interaction with Nature Interaction with Culture A Physical Activity


Ireland is ranked in the Top 10 Countries in the developed world with the highest adventure tourism potential ( ATTA - Adventure Travel & Tourism Association ) Research conducted in 2010 by Adventure Travel Development Index, George Washington University with ATTA with Xola consulting What the adventure traveller looks for in a destination and what Ireland can offer: Safety | Sustainable Development | Natural Resources | Health | Entrepreneurship Adventure Activity Resources | Humanitarian | Infrastructure | Cultural Resources | Image The adventure traveller is an evolving breed They say they don’t want luxury…but they’re unhappy if there’s not hot water and a comfortable bed They say they don’t want exclusivity…. But they demand small groups They say they welcome risk and excitement…. But they emphasize safety North Americans are groomed to expect to get things precisely as they wish them – deliver the ideal 97% of consumers search for local businesses online - Emphasis on locally grown foods, locally manufactured or made products… Placing increasing importance of “green” products and services Enlightenment”…more mature and informed views emerging on sustainability, climate change, environmentalism… Increasing demand for immediacy & customization Changing global personal and household consumption spending patterns + economic uncertainty the norm, reducing credit, saving for “experiences” vs. material possession Drastically altered/ing media consumption habits Increasing personal/family/political emphasis on health, wellness and recreation – all while time starved Shifting more toward global travel and “adventure” (physical, cultural, environment) options for holidays


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