Do Hallmark holidays make you squirm?
If you’d like to treat your amour to an exciting new and sensual experience this Valentine’s, dig out your comfiest walking boots and head west.
Innovative Cork tour company Gormú is inviting walkers to join them on a unique two-hour sunset stroll to Leaba Dhiarmada agus Gráinne.
Heading off at 4pm on February 14th, guide and storyteller Conor Ó’Buachalla will be leading an intimate group on a fascinating tribute to the most famous love tale of all from Irish mythology.
“This stroll is the perfect blend of outdoors and romance on the stunning Toe Head peninsula outside Skibbereen,” said Conor.
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Throw in the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the greatest love story in Irish history and you have a perfect recipe for a romantic experience.
“On this easy-paced walking tour, we follow part of the route taken by Diarmuid Ua Duibhne and his lover Gráinne as they fled into Ceann Tuaithe (Toe Head) pursued by Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Fianna.
“The classic story is based on a love triangle between the great warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill, the beautiful princess Gráinne, and her paramour Diarmuid Ua Duibhne.”
“As we follow the footsteps of the lovers, we will discuss focail (words) and traditions associated with love, intimacy and marriage in Gaelic Ireland. It is all delivered in a lively and entertaining fashion by our local guides.”
A refreshing alternative to the traditional Valentine’s Day schmalz, you can book a tour (€25pp) on the Gormú website here.