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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Trails

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Books

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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United Kingdom
2013
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Netherlands
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids The Mountains of Ireland | Cicerone |
  • A comprehensive guide, now the classic guide, to Ireland´s 200 summits of 2000ft or more and to the 12 peaks exceeding 3000ft. The mountains are described clockwise from Wicklow to the Mournes, and offer a choice of 70 walking routes. The guide divides the peaks into 5 groups, and at the start of each is described ´Paddy´s Way´ - the way the... Read more
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The Book Depository
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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Stanfords
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
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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United Kingdom
2015
  • Ireland's Best Walks: A Walking Guide
  • In a country richly endowed with wild mountain ranges, secluded valleys and untamed coastlines, the best natural landscapes can only be explored on foot. Here are over sixty of the greatest one-day walking routes in Ireland, varying from short strolls to full-day treks. Every part of the Republic and Northern Ireland is featured. From rugged... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Ireland's Best Walks - Ierland | Collins Press | Helen Fairbairn
  • Duidelijke wandelgids van Ierland: Goede praktische informatie en zeker voor de GPS wandelaar handig met vermelde waypoints. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig, maar er wordt verwezen naar de benodigde topografische kaarten van Ierland. In a country richly endowed with wild mountain ranges, secluded valleys and untamed coastlines, the best natural... Read more
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • East of Ireland Walks: On River and Canal
  • River and canal walks can have special appeal, the scenery always changing due to flowing water, weirs, locks and the changing countryside. Ireland's rivers and canals are rich in wildlife, history and folklore, and many can be explored on mostly flat, little-used trails. These hidden corridors of wildness through rural and urban Ireland reveal... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids East of Ireland walks - Ierland | Collins Press | Lenny Antonelli
  • Duidelijke wandelgids van dit specifieke deel van Ierland: Goede praktische informatie en zeker voor de GPS wandelaar handig met vermelde waypoints. Kaarten zijn schetsmatig, maar er wordt verwezen naar de benodigde topografische kaarten van Ierland. River and canal walks can have special appeal, the scenery always changing due to flowing... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • 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
2011
  • 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
Bol.com
Netherlands
2011
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Walking in Ireland - Ierland | Somerville - Ebury Press |
  • Prachtige wandelgids over Ierland, echt een boek om ideeën op te doen, kaartmateriaal beperkt. 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... Read more
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United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2006
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2006
  • 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2006
  • Wandelgids Best walks of Ireland - Ierland | Frances Lincoln |
  • Best Walks in Ireland describes 5 walks in the north and 15 walks in the Republic of Ireland. It takes in well-known areas such as the Antrim coast, the Mountains of Mourne and the Dingle peninsula and also remote, wild areas of Ireland still largely undiscovered by tourists. For this new edition of David Marshall´s walking guide, the routes... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • 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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United Kingdom
  • Ireland - Pilgrim Paths
  • In recent times the popularity of the Camino de Santiago has prompted renewed interest in pilgrim walks in Ireland. Increasing numbers now follow ancient Irish pilgrim paths to such holy places as Glencolumbkille, Croagh Patrick, Lough Derg and Glendalough. John G. O'Dwyer has walked - or, in the case of Clonmacnoise, cycled - the pilgrim... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2002
  • Best Irish Walks
  • Maar liefst 75 dagwandelingen door heel Ierland verspreid. Goede beschrijvingen met schetsmatige kaarten. Een handig boek als je door Ierland trekt en een idee voor een wandeling altijd bij de hand wilt hebben. ´Best Irish Walks´ has been for many years the leading single-volume guide to hill walking in Ireland. It describes over 75 different... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2002
  • Best Irish Walks
  • Maar liefst 75 dagwandelingen door heel Ierland verspreid. Goede beschrijvingen met schetsmatige kaarten. Een handig boek als je door Ierland trekt en een idee voor een wandeling altijd bij de hand wilt hebben. ´Best Irish Walks´ has been for many years the leading single-volume guide to hill walking in Ireland. It describes over 75 different... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2002
  • Wandelgids Best Irish Walks ( Ierland ) | Gill & Macmillan |
  • Maar liefst 75 dagwandelingen door heel Ierland verspreid. Goede beschrijvingen met schetsmatige kaarten. Een handig boek als je door Ierland trekt en een idee voor een wandeling altijd bij de hand wilt hebben. ´Best Irish Walks´ has been for many years the leading single-volume guide to hill walking in Ireland. It describes over 75 different... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Killarney to Valentia Island: The Iveragh Peninsula: A Walking Guide
  • The Iveragh Peninsula, the largest in southwest Ireland, stretches from Killarney to Bolus Head and attracts thousands of visitors annually. The Ring of Kerry coastal road winds along its fringes and sandstone peaks soar high above. It is a landscape of raw and stunning beauty from the lakes that fill the corries to the spectacular cliff... Read more
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Netherlands
2015
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Upper Lough Erne
  • Upper Lough Erne, map No. 27 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Lisnaskea, Newtownbutler, and Maguiresbridge. Current edition E;... Read more
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2010
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United Kingdom
  • The Mournes and Newry
  • The Mournes, map No. 29 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Newry, Warrenpoint, Kilkeel and Newcastle. Current edition E; publication... Read more
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  • Coleraine
  • Coleraine, map No. 4 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Ballymoney, Limavady, Portrush and the Giant Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 04 Coleraine | Discovery Northern Ireland - Ordnance survey |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart met een aantal toegevoegde toeristische symbolen voor bijv. Bezienswaardigheden en campings. Met hoogtelijnen, mooi kleurgebruik en ingetekende lange-afstands-wandelroutes. OSNI has replaced the One-Inch maps with a completely new series at 1:50 000 scale. The series is numbered on an all-Ireland basis... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Belfast
  • Belfast, map No. 15 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Bangor, Newtownards and Carrickfergus. Current edition G; publication date June... Read more
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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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lough Neagh
  • Lough Neagh, map No. 14 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Antrim, Magherafelt and Randalstown. Current edition E; publication date... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Strangford Lough
  • Strangford Lough, map No. 21 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Newtownards, Downpatrick and Comber. Current edition E; publication date... Read more
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Germany
  • Irish Discovery Series 21. Strangford Lough 1 : 50 000
  • Strangford Lough, map No. 21 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Newtownards, Downpatrick and Comber. Current edition E; publication date... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lower Lough Erne
  • Lower Lough Erne, map No. 17 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Enniskillen, Irvinestown and Ballinamallard.Current edition E;... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Ballymoney
  • Ballymoney, map No. 8 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Portglenone, Cullybackey and Garvagh. Current edition E; publication date March... Read more
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  • Irish Discovery Series 08. Ballymoney 1 : 50 000
  • Ballymoney, map No. 8 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Portglenone, Cullybackey and Garvagh. Current edition E; publication date March... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Armagh
  • Armagh, map No. 19 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Dungannon, Coalisland and Richhill. Current edition D; publication date November... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 19 Armagh | Discovery Northern Ireland - Ordnance survey |
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart met een aantal toegevoegde toeristische symbolen voor bijv. Bezienswaardigheden en campings. Met hoogtelijnen, mooi kleurgebruik en ingetekende lange-afstands-wandelroutes. OSNI has replaced the One-Inch maps with a completely new series at 1:50 000 scale. The series is numbered on an all-Ireland basis... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • The Sperrins
  • The Sperrins, map No. 13 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Omagh, Cookstown and Draperstown. Current edition E; publication date... Read more
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  • Enniskillen
  • Enniskillen, map No. 18 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Irvinestown, Ballinamallard, Fintona and Clogher. Current edtion E;... Read more
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  • Ballycastle
  • Ballycastle, map No. 5 in the Discoverer series from the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland presenting the country on detailed topographic maps at 1:50,000 with waymarked hiking trails, Sustrans National Cycle Network and other tourist information. Coverage includes Ballymoney, Bushmills, Cushendall and Rathlin Islands. Current edition F;... Read more
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Walking holidays

Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Noord-Ierland 8 dagen
  • Wandelen door Cooley en de Mourne Mountains Noord-Ierland is feitelijk een geografische naam met een dubbele betekenis. Het noorden van het eiland dat Ierland of Eire heet, globaal het gebied boven de denkbeeldige lijn Dublin-Galway. En het landsdeel van het Verenigd Koninkrijk dat op Ierland ligt, ook wel Ulster genoemd. Deze wandelreis gaat... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Noord-Ierland 8 dagen
  • Wandelen door Cooley en de Mourne Mountains Noord-Ierland is feitelijk een geografische naam met een dubbele betekenis. Het noorden van het eiland dat Ierland of Eire heet, globaal het gebied boven de denkbeeldige lijn Dublin-Galway. En het landsdeel van het Verenigd Koninkrijk dat op Ierland ligt, ook wel Ulster genoemd. Deze wandelreis gaat... Read more
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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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