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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 >>
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Coleman, J. C. Mountains of Killarney, The 1948 >>
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Dalby, Barry The Wicklow Way Map Guide 1993 >>
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Davey, Bernard BERNARD DAVEY'S MOURNES 1999 >>
de Courcy, John W. "Mountains and Summits shown on maps before AD 1700" (articl 2005 >>
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Dillon, Paddy Complete Ulster Way Walks, The 1999 >>
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Dillon, Paddy Exploring the South of Ireland 1998 >>
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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 >>
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Flanagan, David & Creagh, Richard Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way 2016 >>
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Fairbairn, Helen Ireland's Adventure Bucket List, Great Outdoor Experiences
 
Publisher: Collins Press Published: 2018 Last revision: Added by aidand
240 pages, numerous colour photographs and outline maps Price €19.99
aidand
2018-07-23 08:48
This is an inspiring book. It is a great introduction to the wide range of outdoor activities we have on our door step. We tend to stick to our own sports be that hill walking, rock climbing, canoeing etc. The book is great reminder of the variety of outdoor adventures on this island. The formula of the book works as follows. There are a couple of pages with an introduction to e.g. rock climbing. Then there is a detailed description of a number of rock climbing routes such as Howling Ridge on Carrauntuohill. Twelve different sports or activities are covered in this way. The book also features shorter sections on 8 other activities such as kitesurfing and coasteering. It is an enjoyable book. It is well written and illustrated with lots of fine photographs. Users of this website will probably be most interested in the sections on mountain hiking, scrambling, rock climbing, coastal walking and island hopping. There is an interesting article on wild swimming in Lough Cummenoughter, Ireland’s highest lake. Other sports featured include caving, snorkelling and cycling. The author, Helen Fairbairn, is an experienced outdoor writer and the articles are well researched. The book is well worth adding to your collection. Clearly each sport or activity only gets limited space in a book like this. She has tried to compensate by ensuring that most parts of the country get a mention. This book might make an ideal present for a younger reader to try and get them into the real outdoors.    

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