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. Ireland has no "right of way" and expect to walk on (forest) roads in many places. 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 of stout.

Trails

Regions

States

Books

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Wandel weg in groot-brittannie en Ierland
  • Veters vast en off you go!!Groot-Brittanni en Ierland: twee immense schatkamers vol wandelplezier. In dit heerlijke wandelleesboek ontdekt u vijftig minder bekende gebieden.* Volg het spoor van pelgrims in Wales en het Schots-Engels grensgebied.* Loop mee langs de whiskydistilleerderijen op Islay en in het dal van de Spey.* Luister in... Read more
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  • Wandel weg in groot-brittannie en Ierland
  • Veters vast en off you go!!Groot-Brittanni en Ierland: twee immense schatkamers vol wandelplezier. In dit heerlijke wandelleesboek ontdekt u vijftig minder bekende gebieden.* Volg het spoor van pelgrims in Wales en het Schots-Engels grensgebied.* Loop mee langs de whiskydistilleerderijen op Islay en in het dal van de Spey.* Luister in... Read more
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Netherlands
  • National Geographic Traveler Ireland
  • Author Christopher Somerville is the perfect guide to this picturesque country. He begins with Dublin, Ireland's cosmopolitan capital city, where reminders of the country's stirring history and rich culture adorn nearly every street corner. From there we head south, with highlights including County Kildare, capital of Irish horse racing; the... Read more
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Belgium
  • National Geographic Traveler Ireland
  • Author Christopher Somerville is the perfect guide to this picturesque country. He begins with Dublin, Ireland's cosmopolitan capital city, where reminders of the country's stirring history and rich culture adorn nearly every street corner. From there we head south, with highlights including County Kildare, capital of Irish horse racing; the... Read more
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Netherlands
  • KILFENORA, KILLINABOY, SCATTERY ISLAND
  • This unusual book gives details of three ancient pilgrim sites in County Care, and traces a walking route between them, including lesser-known sites on the way. Written by a historian and theologian, it provides a guide to the cathedral at Kilfenora, the monastic ruins at Killinaboy, and the famous churches on Scattery Island in the Shannon... Read more
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Belgium
  • KILFENORA, KILLINABOY, SCATTERY ISLAND
  • This unusual book gives details of three ancient pilgrim sites in County Care, and traces a walking route between them, including lesser-known sites on the way. Written by a historian and theologian, it provides a guide to the cathedral at Kilfenora, the monastic ruins at Killinaboy, and the famous churches on Scattery Island in the Shannon... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Driving the Green
  • Mark Twain had it all wrong: golf is not a good walk spoiled, golf is a journey. And when Ireland provides the map it becomes an 11,000km odyssey for one man in a camper van. Kevin plays every 18-hole golf course in Ireland in all kinds of weather and with all kinds of golfers. He deals with a leaky roof, potholes, born-again Christians and... Read more
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Belgium
  • Driving the Green
  • Mark Twain had it all wrong: golf is not a good walk spoiled, golf is a journey. And when Ireland provides the map it becomes an 11,000km odyssey for one man in a camper van. Kevin plays every 18-hole golf course in Ireland in all kinds of weather and with all kinds of golfers. He deals with a leaky roof, potholes, born-again Christians and... Read more
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Netherlands
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 - from the Nephin Beg Mountains in Mayo to... Read more
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Belgium
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 - from the Nephin Beg Mountains in Mayo to... Read more
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Netherlands
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  • Ireland Travel 101
  • Ireland Travel 101 The "travel Bible" for the Emerald Isle East, South, West and North. Brimming with must-do experiences and off-the-beaten-path adventures, this book zeros in on how to find "the real Ireland" the places that are high on the travel radar for a great Irish vacation. The fast-flowing chapters present the "wow" factors,... Read more
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Belgium
  • Ireland Travel 101
  • Ireland Travel 101 The "travel Bible" for the Emerald Isle East, South, West and North. Brimming with must-do experiences and off-the-beaten-path adventures, this book zeros in on how to find "the real Ireland" the places that are high on the travel radar for a great Irish vacation. The fast-flowing chapters present the "wow" factors,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • The Ghost Upon Your Path
  • We all have a need to belong, to have a place and people we feel tied to: our nation, our family, our hometown or house. So how come one can find these feelings of belonging in a place that one has never visited before? Is it something about Ireland as a physical entity - its landscape - or its people that offered itself up as a mother's bosom... Read more
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Belgium
  • The Ghost Upon Your Path
  • We all have a need to belong, to have a place and people we feel tied to: our nation, our family, our hometown or house. So how come one can find these feelings of belonging in a place that one has never visited before? Is it something about Ireland as a physical entity - its landscape - or its people that offered itself up as a mother's bosom... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Let's Go Ireland
  • Offering a comprehensive guide to economical travel in diverse regions of the world, these innovative handbooks feature sidebars highlighting essential tips and facts, information on a wide range of itineraries, transportation options, off-the-beaten-path adventures, expanded lodging and dining options in every price range, nightlife options,... Read more
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Belgium
  • Let's Go Ireland
  • Offering a comprehensive guide to economical travel in diverse regions of the world, these innovative handbooks feature sidebars highlighting essential tips and facts, information on a wide range of itineraries, transportation options, off-the-beaten-path adventures, expanded lodging and dining options in every price range, nightlife options,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • 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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Belgium
  • 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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Netherlands
2011
  • The Irish Coast To Coast Walk
  • The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you... Read more
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Belgium
2011
  • The Irish Coast To Coast Walk
  • The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes - the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you... Read more
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Netherlands
  • A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits
  • In Ireland there are 269 mountain summits that are 600 metres or higher, and with a prominence of 15 metres or more. These are The Vandeleur-Lynams. And there are 404 summits with an elevation of at least 500 metres, with a prominence of 30 metres or more. We call these The Arderins. For the first time both these lists are published together,... Read more
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Belgium
  • A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits
  • In Ireland there are 269 mountain summits that are 600 metres or higher, and with a prominence of 15 metres or more. These are The Vandeleur-Lynams. And there are 404 summits with an elevation of at least 500 metres, with a prominence of 30 metres or more. We call these The Arderins. For the first time both these lists are published together,... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wild Flowers (Collins Gem)
  • The only comprehensive, pocket-sized guide to wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, this completely new edition combines both photographs and artwork to give a really practical and attractive identification guide. Collins Gem Wild Flowers will enable anyone who is in the countryside, whether on a walk along the coast or in the mountains, or a... Read more
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Belgium
  • Wild Flowers (Collins Gem)
  • The only comprehensive, pocket-sized guide to wild flowers of Britain and Ireland, this completely new edition combines both photographs and artwork to give a really practical and attractive identification guide. Collins Gem Wild Flowers will enable anyone who is in the countryside, whether on a walk along the coast or in the mountains, or a... Read more
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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 26 Discoverer Lough Allen | Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland
  • Zeer gedetailleerde topografische kaart met een aantal toegevoegde toeristische symbolen voor bijv. bezienswaardigheden, campings en jeugdherbergen. Met hoogtelijnen, mooi kleurgebruik en ingetekende lange-afstands-wandelroutes. Op deze kaart zijn de nationale parken en de 'national reserves ' uitstekend te vinden. De kaart is dus zowel voor de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wegenkaart - landkaart Ireland - Ierland | Borch
  • Indexed road map of Ireland published by Borch on laminated and tear-resistant paper. Cork & Dublin street plans, and more detailed maps of Killarney NP & the Wicklow Mts are on the reverse. Road detail extends from motorways to secondary roads, with intermediate driving distances indicated on major routes. Main railways and ferry links are... Read more
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