Joyce Byrne - Proprietor and Guide

Joyce Byrne – Proprietor and Guide

About Joyce’s Ireland Hiking Tours

Welcome to the Ireland of my dreams and, I hope, yours.

I started running Joyce’s Ireland Hiking Tours in 1994 and soon realised that this was the best decision I’d ever made. I have managed to convert what was essentially a passionate hobby into a small, well-run business. I suffered from “wanderlust” and have travelled extensively since my teens.

From the experiences I gained on my own journeys I have devised itineraries that are both empathetic to the travellers needs and sympathetic to the environment.

You will enjoy hiking the wide, sweeping expanses of Ireland’s beaches; her lonely mountain trails, her windswept hills, the soulful air of her traditional music and the warm, smiling welcome of her people.

I hope we meet this year; but if not, maybe one day in the future.

Joyce Byrne

Joyce's Ireland Guides

Most of the tours are run by me, but with the assistance of local guides who are experts in their particular location.

These guides are carefully chosen for their professionalism, their caring and courteous natures, and of course, their sense of fun.

Joyce’s Ireland’s Walking Tour guides are experienced hikers and guides with an excellent knowledge of their areas.

Joyce Byrne – Proprietor and Guide

Joyce Byrne – Proprietor and Guide

Michael Hickey, Guide County Waterford

Michael Hickey, Guide County Waterford

Shane Connolly, Guide, County Clare

Shane Connolly, Guide, County Clare

Petra Herrmann, Guide Northern Ireland

Petra Herrmann, Guide Northern Ireland

Christopher Stacey, Guide County Wicklow

Christopher Stacey, Guide County Wicklow

Michael Stubbs, Guide Cornwall and Devon, England

Michael Stubbs, Guide Cornwall and Devon, England

Belinda Gornall, Guide, Cotswolds

Belinda Gornall, Guide, Cotswolds

Pierre Peyret, Guide, Provence, France

Pierre Peyret, Guide, Provence, France

Kevin Walker, Guide Brecon Beacons

Kevin Walker, Guide Brecon Beacons

Tess Dog, Guide, England

Tess Dog, Guide, England

Joyce’s Ireland Hosts

I have worked with most of the guest houses, B&B’s and hotels that we frequent for the best part of twenty years.

Our hosts and hostesses at these establishments are what makes Ireland famous for it’s fabulous “Cead Mile Failte” or “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”.

Our lodgings are lovingly maintained by hosts welcoming you into their family home, or family run hotel.

They provide you with a warm comfortable room, a hearty breakfast and a welcoming smile when you come in from the hills.

Staff at Gougane Barra Hotel

Staff at Gougane Barra Hotel

Neil and Katy Lucey, Gougane Barra Hotel

Neil and Katy Lucey, Gougane Barra Hotel

Alison Stubbs, Home Farm, Devon

Alison Stubbs, Home Farm, Devon

Linda Field at Auberge du Vin, Provence

Linda Field at Auberge du Vin, Provence

Jackie and Kevin Woods, Carlingford

Jackie and Kevin Woods, Carlingford

Geraldine and Michael Gibbons, Yeat's Lodge, Sligo

Geraldine and Michael Gibbons, Yeat’s Lodge, Sligo

Glynnis Caine, Beaufort House

Glynnis Caine, Beaufort House

Florence and Donal, Coatesland House, Adare

Florence and Donal, Coatesland House, Adare

Mary Wall, Hanora's Cottage, Waterford

Mary Wall, Hanora’s Cottage, Waterford

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