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.

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Books

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United Kingdom
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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2018
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United Kingdom
2015
  • Killarney to Valentia Island
  • 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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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
  • Wandelgids Killarney to Valentia Island - The Iveragh Peninsula | Collins
  • 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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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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2017
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2020
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Pilgrim Paths in Ireland
  • 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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  • Loughborough 1901
  • Loughborough in 1901 in a fascinating series of reproductions of old Ordnance Survey plans in the Alan Godfrey Editions, ideal for anyone interested in the history of their neighbourhood or family. The map is double-sided; the main map covers most of the town, extending from Cobden Street westward to Knight Thorpe Hall and Burleigh Hall, and... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Moon Ireland (Third Edition): Castles, Cliffs, and Lively Local Spots
  • From its stirring legends to its stunning landscapes, Ireland is a living, breathing fairy-tale. Ignite your imagination with Moon Ireland. Inside you`ll find:*Flexible itineraries from a two-week ”Best of Ireland” adventure or a weekend in Dublin to 3-day tours of southern, northern, and coastal Ireland that can be combined into a longer... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Ireland Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • Ireland in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Wallpaper* City Guide Belfast | Phaidon
  • Wallpaper City Guides is een Engelstalige trendy reisgids voor alle leeftijden, boordevol informatie over accommodatie van middenklasse tot luxe en plaatsbeschrijvingen - kenmerk: brede cultuur en achtergrondinformatie, bondig geschreven. * City Guides not only suggest where to stay, eat, and drink, but what the tourist passionate about design... Read more
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Maps

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  • Strabane OSNI Discovery 12
  • Strabane, map No. 12 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 Castlederg, Sion Mills and Newtownstewart. Current edition E; publication date... Read more
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  • MacGillycuddy`s Reeks and Killarney National Park OSI Adventure Map
  • Macgillycuddy`s Reeks and the Killarney National Park on a double-sided, GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from the Ordnance Survey Ireland with cartography of the country’s topographic survey, plus the central part of the Reeks at 1:12,500. Coverage extends from Killarney westwards to Lough Caragh. Where appropriate place names are given in both... Read more
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  • Lough Neagh OSNI Discovery 14
  • 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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  • Wandelkaart 14 Discoverer Lough Neagh | Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland
  • 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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  • Enniskillen OSNI Discovery 18
  • 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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  • Wandelkaart 18 Discoverer Enniskillen | Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland
  • 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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  • 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
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  • The Sperrins OSNI Discovery 13
  • 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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  • Wandelkaart 13 Discoverer The Sperrins | Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland
  • 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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Walking holidays

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Netherlands
  • Ierland - Wicklow & Dublin
  • Aan de rand van de levendige en charmante Ierse hoofdstad Dublin beginnen de heuvels van de Wicklow Mountains. Hier contrasteren de ruige, met heide en hoogveen bedekte hellingen, met de beschutte, door gletsjers uitgesleten dalen. Daar wandel je langs kleine dorpjes, eeuwenoude kerkjes en de beroemde ‘round towers’. In deze valleien verblijf... Read more
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  • Ierland - Connemara, Aran & the Burren
  • Korte wandelvakantie door de twee mooiste en onherbergzaamste landschappen van de Ierse westkust: de desolate karstvelden van de Burren en de ruige bergen, zandstranden en moors van Connemara. Ook op de bijzondere Aran-eilanden met zijn prehistorische forten en eigenzinnige Keltische cultuur zijn we te gast. Verblijf in gastvrij guesthouse en... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Ierland - Wild Atlantic Way - zuid
  • De Wild Atlantic Way is een goed gemarkeerde autoroute die langs de gehele Ierse westkust voert, van Londonderry in het noorden, naar Cork in het zuiden. Tijdens deze reis volg je de zuidelijke helft van de route. Je reist van de barre kalksteenplateaus van de Burren, via het bergachtige schiereiland Dingle, over de beroemde Ring of Kerry, het... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Ierland - Dingle Way
  • Je maakt een voettocht rondom het langgerekte, bergachtige Dingle-schiereiland. Je volgt delen van de Dingle Way met onder andere stukken van de oude pelgrimsroute naar de ruim negenhonderd meter hoge Mount Brandon. ’s Avonds overnacht je in gastvrije bed and breakfasts en vind je de echte Ierse sfeer in de befaamde pubs van Tralee en Dingle. Read more
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Netherlands
  • Ierland - Beara Way
  • Afwisselende wandelvakantie over het, volgens insiders, meest authentieke schiereiland van Zuidwest-Ierland, met prachtige vissersplaatsjes als Castletownbere en Glengarriff, dat achter in een beschutte en weelderige baai ligt. Na een wandeling over het vogelrijke Bear Island maak je wandelingen vanuit het kleurrijke voormalige mijnwerkersdorp... Read more
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