Ireland

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Beara Peninsula

With its green hills, wet bogs, wild open countryside and dramatic cliffs along the Atlantic coast, Ireland sits at the most westerly edge of Western Europe. Enjoy an abundance of sea birds, ancient churches and stone walls, and the occasional forest and beach. Trails will lead you along Irelands clear streams and wonderful valleys, passing castles and farms, and offer panoramic views of mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. No wonder hill walking is popular, but with Ireland being relatively sparsely populated it never gets busy.

There are over 30 National Waymarked Ways, adding up to about 3000km of walking trails all across Ireland. The Ways are clearly signposted with standard waymarkers: a yellow arrow and walking man. A wide choice of detailed maps and guidebooks exist for all trails. Famous are the Kerry Way (215km) around the southwestern Iveragh Peninsula, the Dingle Way (179km), also in the southwest, and the Wicklow Way (127km) south of Dublin in the east. The European long distance trail E8 runs right across Ireland, starting from Dursey Head on the west coast, to Dublin in the east, partly coinciding with the Kerry Way and Wicklow Way.

Walking in Ireland is possible all year round. Irish weather can change frequently and suddenly, so take care to bring a rainproof coat at all times. Stiles and bridges have been built where necessary. Nevertheless be prepared for very wet and boggy terrain at times. Accommodation comes in all forms, ranging from basic hostels to luxury hotels, as well as B&B's and guest houses. And of course there are the legendary Irish pubs for you to enjoy a pint.

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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Mountains of Ireland
  • A comprehensive guidebook to walking Ireland's 200 summits of 2000ft or more and to the 12 peaks exceeding 3000ft. Described clockwise from Wicklow to the Mournes in 70 walking routes. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Irish Coastal Walks
  • A guidebook describing 54 coastal walks around Ireland's beautiful, raw and rugged 3500 mile coastline. All parts of Ireland, including Northern Ireland and its Giant's Causeway, are covered. Detailed coverage on the south-west and west (Galway). Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2009
  • The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland
  • A guide to summer scrambles, technical rock routes and winter climbs on ridges in the Lake District, Snowdonia, Peak District, Exmoor, the Isle of Wight, Kerry and Connemara, covering popular classics and obscure gems, from Sharp Edge to Skeleton Ridge. With great photographs, this guide is both celebration of the landscape and route guide. Read more
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  • Walking in Ireland
  • Walking has never been a more popular pastime and nowhere is more beautiful for walkers to explore than Ireland. In this beautifully written and superbly researched guide, Christopher Somerville draws on his very popular column for the Irish Independent, to present 50 of the very best walks in Ireland Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Best Walks in Ireland
  • About this seriesA varied series of walking guides that provides detailed route descriptions for both historic trails and short walks. A general history of the area is also given. Sketch maps of the routes are also included, and the guides are illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. Read more
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United Kingdom
  • West of Ireland Walks
  • New edition of this ever-popular walking guide Explore the counties of Clare, Galway and Mayo in the company of a wildlife expert. The West of Ireland offers a huge choice of landscape to the walker - mountain peaks, woodland, bogs and lakes, sandy beaches and the strange limestone plateaux of the Burren. The Walks Clare: The Cliffs of Moher -... Read more
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  • Scenic Walks in Killarney
  • Nowhere in Ireland is there such a rich diversity of walks as Killarney. Thousands visit every year to walk in the beautiful landscape for which Killarney is renowned, and until now there has been no guidebook for these walks. Jim Ryan has compiled eighteen of Killarney's most interesting low-level walks, providing excellent photographs,... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Killarney National Park
  • Killarney National Park with its famous lakes and surrounding hills on a contoured, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, highlighting hiking trails, campsites, etc, plus on the reverse multilingual notes about the park.The map has cartography of the Irish topographic survey with contours at 10m intervals and... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Noord - Ierland Belfast 15 discovery | Ordnance Survey |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart met een aantal toegevoegde toeristische symbolen voor bijv. Bezienswaardigheden en campings. Met hoogtelijnen, mooi kleurgebruik. Key Features: Each map covers an area of 40km x 30km and is based on the Irish Grid co-ordinate system The OSNI Discoverer Series is fully compatible with the Republic of... Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Ierland - Beara Peninsula
  • U maakt een voettocht om het, volgens insiders, meest authentieke schiereiland van zuidwest Ierland, met prachtige vissersplaatsjes als Castletownbere. Na een wandeling over het vogelrijke Bear Island trekt u verder naar het kleurrijke vissersdorp Allihies. Onderweg ziet u in de kleine 'crofters' gehuchten nog de stille getuigen van het harde... Read more
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