Ireland

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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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  • 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
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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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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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2015
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2020
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2017
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The Book Depository
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2018
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2018
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2021
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2015
  • East of Ireland Walks
  • 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
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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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  • Ireland Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map
  • Perfect Days in... Ireland. For advice you can trust, look no further than Marco Polo. Ireland Marco Polo Travel Guide is a compact travel guide for people who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use. Marvel... Read more
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  • Ireland Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map
  • Perfect Days in... Ireland. For advice you can trust, look no further than Marco Polo. Ireland Marco Polo Travel Guide is a compact travel guide for people who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use. Marvel... Read more
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2021
  • DK Eyewitness Road Trips Ireland
  • With its unspoiled coastline, dramatic ruins and picturesque villages, Ireland is the perfect destination for a leisurely road trip. It`s yours to explore with Road Trips Ireland, which contains 24 amazing drives across the country, from the majestic Ring of Kerry to the extraordinary Giant`s Causeway.Packed with insider tips and information,... Read more
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2021
  • Reisgids Road Trips Ireland - Ierland | Dorling Kindersley
  • With its unspoiled coastline, dramatic ruins and picturesque villages, Ireland is the perfect destination for a leisurely road trip. It`s yours to explore with Road Trips Ireland, which contains 24 amazing drives across the country, from the majestic Ring of Kerry to the extraordinary Giant`s Causeway.Packed with insider tips and information,... Read more
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Maps

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  • The Sperrins SUPERCEDED
  • 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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  • Armagh SUPERCEDED
  • 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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  • 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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  • Strangford Lough OSNI Discovery 21
  • 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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  • 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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