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Ireland lets you try before you travel with its Virtual Walking Tours

August 20, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Tourism Ireland might be changing their slogan in future years, as they join the virtual tour cyberspace.  Now walkers interested in Ireland can let their fingers do the exercise before they get there!

Partnering with Google to bring Google Street View to the walking trails in County Clare, these are the first trails in Ireland to be recorded using the google trekker, and they join an elite number of trails around the world like the Grand Canyon, Mt Fuji and Mt Everest Base Camp to be chosen by unnamed (8)Google to record.

Walkers can experience the trails of Clare from their laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

There are 5 trails; Cliffs of Moher, Lough Avalla, Ballycuggeran, O’Briens Loop and the Carran Loop.  The trails are now live and you can view a selection of them at the below links: 

Lough Avalla                           Cliffs of Moher Trail       Ballycuggeran
Link 1                                       Link 3                             Link 4
Link 3                                       Link 6                             Link 5

According to Diane Butler, Manager of Tourism Ireland, Australia & New Zealand, “Ireland is a haven for walkers and boasts an incredible array of walks to suit every level of capability, from coastal, looped, forest and historical walks.  We are delighted that  Google are bringing the walks and trails of County Clare to life.  People can now view these stunning landscapes online and hopefully this will bring them one step closer to booking a holiday to Ireland”

Below is a picture of Eoin Hogan, Clare Rural Recreational Officer capturing the trails for Google.

Ireland is a fabulous walking holiday destination.  Tourism Ireland has a number of brochures on Walking Trails and information can also be found on

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