About Us

We are a friendly group of instructors who love to share their passion for Nordic Walking and helping people to achieve their goals. Nothing make us happier than to see someone learn about Nordic Walking, fall in love with it and then use it hit their personal weight loss or fitness goals. Nordic Walking Ireland provides walks and classes for everyone across Ireland. We can introduce you to the World of Nordic Walking and provide regular classes close to where you live or work.

You don’t have to be a member and you will always be welcome. Nordic Walking is great fun and our instructors will not only ensure that you reach your health goals but that you have a great time doing it! You will learn all you need to know in a relaxed friendly atmosphere with the Learn To Nordic Walk course. Nordic Walking Ireland looks after its walkers, there will never be a shortage of interesting walks and people to meet!

You can read about each class and instructor on our website. We cater for all ages and level of fitness.

Joanne Burke

Nordic Fitness Ireland, based at Burkedale House in The Burren Co. Clare, offers both residential and non-residential tuition in Nordic Walking. Additionally, Adventure Walks for guests of Burkedale House and Cottage and local residents are provided. Joanne is a Brand Ambassador for Nordic Walking UK with a passion for getting people more active as well as providing an alternative form of exercise for those who already enjoy an active lifestyle.

Learn to Nordic Walk tuition is provided at Burkedale House, which is set in 1.75 acres of landscaped gardens with views of the Burren.  Accommodation can be provided in either ‘The Cottage’ (Sleeps 2) – a self-catering traditional Irish Cottage with all the convenience of modern day living or in one of the luxury double/ twin rooms with private bathrooms in the main house which includes continental breakfast served in the sunny breakfast room.

The 4 hours of tuition is provided over 1 or 2 days giving ample time to explore the local area during your stay. Additional guided adventure walks can be arranged on request. The walks take place in a variety of stunning locations including woodlands, archaeological trails and along the Wild Atlantic Way coastline. Our walks include a stop at a traditional Irish pub or tearoom giving an opportunity to have a good chat over a coffee or a pint of Guinness! All abilities are catered for and people can go at their own pace. Come and try something new whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Burren.


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