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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 Burren, Aran Islands and County Clare, The 1999 >>
Kirk, David The Mountains of Mourne 2002 >>
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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 >>
Parker, Mike Map Addict 2009 >>
 
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John G O'Dwyer Pilgrim Paths in Ireland
 
Publisher: Collins Press Published: 2013 Last revision: Added by aidand
Has the world gone Camino mad? Every second walker I meet is either preparing to go to Spain or is just back from Santiago de Compostella. Clearly the Camino touches on some deep human need to undertake long, physically challenging treks. In his new book John G describes a journey round some pilgrim routes within Ireland. These treks range from a few hours to a few days and while they are not quite in the same league as the Camino they are worthwhile journeys in themselves. I enjoyed John’s previous book, a hillwalking guide to Tipperary and Waterford, which I have used in planning some of my own outings. The new book is equally enjoyable and makes for an entertaining read even if you never leave the fireside. The 15 routes in the book are spread from Antrim to Kerry. They include some well known climbs such as Croagh Patrick and Mount Brandon. In both cases John suggests interesting variations on the usual routes. Less well known routes featured in the book include St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path to Gougane Barra in County Cork and a trail beside Lough Derg in Donegal. John is a mountaineer rather than a historian or a religious writer. The focus of the book is on the physical challenge of the walks, but the book includes much more than just dry route descriptions. There is enough history in the book for the general reader and some wry comments on the Ireland of today. The book is a piece of travel writing as much as a travel guide. The book forms part of the expanding series of walking guides from Collins Press. It is beautifully produced with fine photographs and clear if rather basic maps. It should appeal to any walker or climber seeking a greater understanding of the history of some of our wilder and most beautiful locations.

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Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 a day ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest (663 908) as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the tre...

  
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Barnavave and Slieve Foye from Carlingford
simon3 2 days ago.
This route mostly takes low gradient tracks to ascend to first Barnavave and then Slieve Foye.Ascending Barnavave from... walk, Len: 9.8km, Climb: 684m, Area: Barnavave, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Barn

  
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Barnavave: Double humped, easy to visit, good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
One way to go up is from Carlingford. Start at around J1839 1095 up a path (not the adjacent track). Following the path makes for an easy ascent. It is also possible to start on the SW side for ex...

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Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 5 days ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

  
Forum: General
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT 3 days ago.
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead...

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Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 5 days ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
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When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide... http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlinkAnd an art...

  
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Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy 2 weeks ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 5 days ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
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January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy 2 weeks ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara a week ago.
Slieve Bawn is now home to the Sliabh Bawn Windfarm and Recreation Area, a joint development between Coillte and Bord na Móna. Car parks have been provided and a number of walking trails developed...


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