About us


Meet Your Guide

Solas Ireland Walks and Hikes is run by local guide Sharon Porter. A passionate advocate of hiking and her native Donegal, Sharon grew-up on the family farm in Inishowen.

As a child she was always off on adventures and was fascinated by tales of mystic mountain lakes high in the local hills. That first hike ignited a lifelong obsession that has taken Sharon all over the world, from the hills of Donegal to the Himalayas.

During her travels Sharon realised just how special her home county of Donegal is and the idea for Solas Ireland Walks and Hikes was born. Being a local, she knows where to find the hidden gems and those magical spots that will make any trip extra special.

Sharon is a member of the Magee Hill Walking Club and the Club walk leader for over 20 years, a qualified hiking guide certified by An Bord Oiliunt Sleibhe (now MTBI) and a Failte Ireland Regional Tour Guide. Sharon is also a registered Get Ireland Walking group leader; a member of Mountaineering Ireland and the Mountain Training Association and a certified First Aider.

Join Sharon on one of her favourite routes and experience this unique corner of the Wild Atlantic Way just like a local!