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John G O'Dwyer Tipperary & Waterford a walking guide 2012 >>
John G O'Dwyer Pilgrim Paths in Ireland 2013 >>
Joss Lynam LEISURE WALKS NEAR DUBLIN 2004 >>
Joyce, P. W. Irish Local Names Explained 1923 >>
Keane, Barry Beara, Sheep's Head & Mizen Peninsulas, The 1998 >>
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Keane, Barry Iveragh Peninsula, The 1997 >>
Keane, Barry Burren, Aran Islands and County Clare, The 1999 >>
Kirk, David The Mountains of Mourne 2002 >>
Kirwan, Richard If Maps Could Speak 2010 >>
Lehane, Brendan Wild Ireland 1995 >>
Lynam, Joss Mountains of Connemara, The 1988 >>
Lynam, Joss Easy Walks near Dubin 1999 >>
Lynam, Joss Irish Peaks 1982 >>
Lynam, Joss (ed.) Best Irish Walks 1994 >>
Lynam, Joss, Justin May & Tim Robinson The Western Way in Connemara 1997 >>
Lynch, Denis Munster's Mountains 2001 >>
MacNeill, Máire The Festival of Lughnasa 1962 >>
Malone, J. B. Complete Wicklow Way, The 1988 >>
Megarry, Jacquetta Wicklow Way, The 2003 >>
Mersey, Richard Hills of Cork & Kerry, The 1987 >>
Mitchell, Frank & others. Book of the Irish Countryside, The 1987 >>
Moriarty, Christopher Down the Dodder 1991 >>
Muhr, Kay "The mountain of Slewtrim or Bessy Bell" (article) 2007 >>
Mulholland, Harry Guide to Ireland's 3000-foot Mountains 1980 >>
Murray, John MacGillycuddy's Reeks 1990 >>
Ní Ghearraidh, Treasa Siúlóidí Acla - A Bilingual Guide to Walking in Achill 2000 >>
Nugent, Frank In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers 2013 >>
Ó Súilleabháin, Seán Walk Guide: Southwest of Ireland 1978 >>
 
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John G O'Dwyer Tipperary & Waterford a walking guide
 
Publisher: Collins Press Published: 2012 Last revision: Added by aidand
23 walks, 122 pages, numerous maps and colour photographs
aidand
2012-04-20 09:36
This is a delightful book. It describes 23 walks ranging from leisurely rambles to testing mountain hikes. Though the main hills in the area are well covered, it is not intended as a comprehensive guide to every mountain in Tipperary and Waterford. Many of the routes have not been previously described in other guidebooks. There are guidebooks that seem like instruction manuals; park here, walk there etc. John G’s book is much more than that. As well as providing the required practical information the book contains plenty of snippets of local history and colour. This is an enjoyable read even if you never manage to follow the routes described. The book is lavishly illustrated with high quality photographs. A basic map is included for each route. While these will be adequate for the lower walks, more detailed maps will be required for the higher mountains. The author repeats the standard advice that all walkers should carry a map and compass. He then comments that this advice is about as useful as a lighthouse in a desert if you can’t navigate. Tipperary is a big county and with the addition of Waterford the book attempts to cover a very wide area. In fairness to John G he deals with all the main ranges of hills. Most of the existing guidebooks deal only with the largest mountains in the area. The author describes a good selection of well thought out routes in the main ranges, but also includes some less obvious areas such as the Slieve Felim and Arra Mountains. The purist might wonder how a walk in Portumna, Co Galway found its way into the book but that a minor quibble. In summary, this is a well written and beautifully presented guidebook. It is a worthy addition to any hillwalkers bookshelf.    

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