Trek West specialises in organising walking holidays for groups and individuals in the West of Ireland.  Often described as “magnificent” and “mystical”, the West of Ireland is a walkers paradise waiting to be discovered. 

Trek West Tours is a must for anyone who savours nature, clean country air and spectacular scenery adorned with lakes, rivers and streams.

Choose from looped walks, long distance way-marked routes and beautiful forest walks.   Whether you are interested in a long trek or a short stroll then Trek West has something to suit you and your stamina levels.  Our website has ideas for great holiday ideas and maps to guide you on your way.

Val Mc Loughlin

Val McLoughlin - senior guide with Trek WestVal McLoughlin is senior guide with Trek West, he is an experienced hillwalker having climbed extensively in the Cork and Kerry mountains and also in the West of Ireland. Val, who is from Ballina, has a keen interest and knowledge of local archaeology, history and wildlife.
Val is an exhibiting artist who studied art in Cork and exhibits his artwork throughout Ireland and abroad, he works in Watercolour, Oils and Mixed Media, he also makes limited edition artist prints.


Pat O’Brien 

P1040613_591x768Trek West is headed up by Pat O’Brien, a personal trainer and keen sports man with several National Swimming and Water Polo titles. Pat is an experienced hillwalker, hiker and mountain biker in the West of Ireland. With over 30 years experience in the motor trade he loves vintage cars, motorbikes, tractors and trucks, he is also a tutor in car maintenance for Mayo North East Leader programme.