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The Bibliography. Information for books on Irish mountains and hillwalking.
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Airey, Alan Irish Hill Days 1937 >>
Andrews, J. H. Paper Landscape, A 1975 >>
Bardwell, Sandra, Helen Fairbairn & Gareth McCorma Walking in Ireland 1999 >>
Barry Dalby The Wicklow Way (Map Guide) 1993 >>
Booth, Frank The Independent Walker's Guide to Ireland 1999 >>
Boydell, Herman & McCarthy Walk Guide: East of Ireland 1991 >>
Boyle, Ken & Orla Bourke Wicklow Way, The 1990 >>
Butterfield, Irvine High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, The 1986 >>
Clements, E. D. The Hewitts and Marilyns of Ireland 1997 >>
Clements, Paul Height of Nonsense, The 2005 >>
Coleman, J. C. Mountains of Killarney, The 1948 >>
Corcoran, Kevin Kerry Walks 1992 >>
Corcoran, Kevin West Cork Walks 1991 >>
Corcoran, Kevin West of Ireland Walks 1997 >>
Dalby, Barry The Wicklow Way Map Guide 1993 >>
Davey, Bernard Bernard Davey's Mourne 1999 >>
Davey, Bernard BERNARD DAVEY'S MOURNES 1999 >>
de Courcy, John W. "Mountains and Summits shown on maps before AD 1700" (articl 2005 >>
Dillon, Paddy Mountains of Ireland, The 1992 >>
Dillon, Paddy Complete Ulster Way Walks, The 1999 >>
Dillon, Paddy Ulster Way, The 199? >>
Dillon, Paddy Exploring the South of Ireland 1998 >>
Dillon, Paddy Connemara 2001 >>
EastWest Mapping Wicklow Way Walks 1998 >>
Fairbairn, Helen Northern Ireland: A Walking Guide 2006 >>
Fairbairn, Helen Ireland's Best Walks - A Walking Guide 2014 >>
Fairbairn, Helen Ireland's Adventure Bucket List, Great Outdoor Experiences 2018 >>
Fewer, Michael Wicklow Way, The 1998 >>
Flanagan, David & Creagh, Richard Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way 2016 >>
Flowerdew, Michael, P.J. McKeever & J.D. Smyth Explore Series Unkn >>
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Fairbairn, Helen Ireland's Best Walks - A Walking Guide
Publisher: The Collins Press Published: 2014 Last revision: Added by aidand
224 pages, many full colour photographs. The book describes 65 walks throughout Ireland. Each walk has an outline map and full route description.
2014-08-25 09:21
This is a very fine book. It is well written and beautifully produced. The photographs in the book are very impressive. The book describes 65 walks throughout Ireland. These range from moderate hikes to very serious challenges. While many of the routes have been described elsewhere, it is a book that any Irish hillwalker will gladly add to their collection. The title of the book is very subjective – we all have our own favourite walks. However, it is hard to argue with the fine selection of walks in the book. As well as featuring most of the higher mountains in Ireland, the author has included some fine island walks such as the Great Blasket and Inisturk. The book also includes some superb coastal walks such as the North Antrim Coast and Howth Head. Each walk is given 3 or 4 pages in the book. These include an outline map, one or two photographs and a paragraph or two introducing the walk. The actual route descriptions are readable and easy to follow. The author avoids the dreaded instruction manual style of some guidebooks. The format will be very familiar to readers of Walking World Ireland magazine. The book is small and sturdy enough to pack in your rucksack. The last twenty years has seen a remarkable leap forward in the quality of mapping available to Irish hillwalkers. We have also witnessed a boom in both the number and quality of walking guidebooks. Helen Fairburn’s book is up there with the best of them. I once heard a veteran walker berating the walking themed presents his family used to give him for Christmas. ‘If I’d wanted a whatsit I’d have bought one years ago’ he proclaimed. I’m sure that even he would welcome a present of this fine guidebook. Definitely recommended for hillwalkers new and old.    

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Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
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Benbaun: The hedgehog awakes
wicklore 4 days ago.
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Fergalh 5 days ago.
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Fergalh 5 days ago.
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billbaggins 5 days ago.
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Fergalh 5 days ago.
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Spinans Hill and Cloghnagaune
simoburn 2 days ago.
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Barrington1978 3 weeks ago.
Limerick based climber and walker

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Easy country highpoint
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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