Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
The Bibliography. Information for books on Irish mountains and hillwalking.
Sort by >


More controls

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 >>
 
1 2 3 4 Next page >>

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.    

RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 4 5 .. 14 Next page >>
Track
A'Mhaighdean, Ruadh Stac Mór and Beinn Tarsuinn
billbaggins 16 hours ago.
A’Mhaighdean and Ruadh Stac Mór are two of the more remote Munros. Their summits provide some of the best views in Sc... walk, Len: 39.5km, Climb: 1748m, Area: Loch Maree to Loch Broom (Britain) A\'||

  
Summit Comment
Rossroe Island: Short stroll from mainland
Fergalh a day ago.
Parked at 932273 and strolled over bridge to island. Turned right and at 931273 walked up a green lane past a orange house until i reached a T junction. Here i turned right and than crossed w...

  
Summit Comment
Rinvyle Point: Easy stroll to the point
Fergalh a day ago.
Parked at 657638 Underneath Rinvyle Castle beside the beach. Followed track through two gates until 650641 than turn North west to the point. From here if the tide is out it is a short walk t...

Summit Comment
Cloghercor South: Worth a visit if passing
eamonoc 2 days ago.
Direct route up and down from R250, plenty of parking atG86210 99124, cross road to farm gate and onto open hillside for boggy trek to summit

  
Summit Comment
Glengesh Hill: A boogy round trip
eamonoc 2 days ago.
Done as part of a round trip from Glengesh gap, over Croaghavehy.

  
Track
Cullentragh and Derrybawn
simon3 2 days ago.
This route takes a somewhat different route to find it's way to the Derrybawn ridge. walk, Len: 16.4km, Climb: 670m, Area: Cullentragh Mountain, Wicklow (Ireland) C...

Summit Comment
Fossy Mountain: Access update point B
moggy40 5 days ago.
The gate at point B now has a lock on it, so driving is out. Bike or walk is still an option

  
Summit Comment
Errigal: Reflection
mcrtchly a week ago.
Errigal rises majestically above the uncharacteristically calm Dunlewey Lough beckoning us to climb its snow covered summit the next day

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Rushen: Snowed under
Colin Murphy a week ago.
It's amazing sometimes how winter can transform an otherwise ordinary little hill into something beautiful. Slieve Rushen is a tramp through heather to a broad mound with a slightly smaller m...

Track
If you like your Binnions served wet
eamonoc 3 days ago.
Started this walk from Carpark at Glengesh Gap, from the start the ground was very wet and boggy and continued so ov... walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 463m, Area: Cruach an Bheithe, Donegal SW (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Summary
Slieve Rushen: Heather-topped hill with good views
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
It is possible to drive up a narrow forest road to H23164 21626, (Corneen Wind Farm) where there is parking for a few cars. This will take you to about 350m ascent, however after that, depend...

  
Summit Comment
Annagh Island: Narrow but tricky channel to cross
Fergalh a week ago.
We approached this island at low tide on a windy day hoping that the channel was narrow enough to cross. However it is around 2/3 metres across with the Atlantic swell rushing through and wit...


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 4 5 .. 14 Next page >>