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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 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 Ä19.99
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, Irelandís 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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Cunnigar: Short trek to summit
Fergalh a day ago.
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Westtown Hill: Tramore's Highest Point
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Lobawn Loop - Clockwise avoids any steep ascent! Easy stream crossing.
Bunsen7 a week ago.
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Knockbrinnea West Top: Eflanagan on the Knockbrinneas
eflanaga 4 days ago.
From summit of its sister peak to the East there is a short walk over rocky ground passing the side of a small spot height (unless you can be bothered going over its top) to the West Top summ...

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Knockbrinnea West Top: Larger Twin
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 days ago.
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Walk on tracks above Glendalough
ceadeile a week ago.
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Ascending the Knockbrinneas from the north.
simon3 4 days ago.
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Knockaunanattin West Top: Views, loughs and a navigational aid.
simon3 4 days ago.
As others have remarked, this is a summit littered with small lakes and gifted with huge views.In this picture the main Knockaunanattin is to the left with Stumpa Duloigh SW hidden in the clo...

Circumnavigation of Tawny Rower
glencree a week ago.
This is a walk on the Western Way that circumnavigates Tawny Rower. By the standards of the long distance walking rou walk, Len: 11.7km, Climb: 424m, Area: Sheeffry Hills (Ireland) ||

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Knockaunanattin West Top: First step to Stumpa Duloigh
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 days ago.
Knockaunanattin W Top lies just north of the impressive Ballaghbeama Gap and is the first eminence on an sprawling-but-entertaining ridge that culminates in Stumpa Duloigh.Starting from the G...

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Knockaunanattin West Top: Impressive defile start leads to airy ridgeline.
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
Given the number of visits the main top has had I find it hard to believe that the English invasion (all two of us) of Knockaunanattin W Top constituted its first MV ascent, but never mind. H...

Near Church Mountain, Wicklow (Ireland)
glencree a week ago.
walk, Len: 11.0km, Climb: 431m, Area: Church Mountain, Wicklow (Ireland) Church...

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