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The Collins Press Walking Guides

Ireland's Best Walks

Ireland’s Best Walks A Walking Guide, by Helen Fairbairn.
The Collins Press, 224 pages, 2014, ISBN 9781848892118
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 peaks and chiselled ridge lines to towering sea cliffs and sheltered loughs, these routes take you past all the country’s finest scenery. Many of the routes are hill-walks, with clear descriptions of the country’s classic mountain ascents. Even seasoned hillwalkers will find challenging outings.
Each walk is illustrated with sketch maps and colour photos and is prefaced with a quick-reference summary and access notes. Route descriptions include clear navigational guidance to keep you on the right track.
Prijs € 19,99

 

Killarney to Valentia Island

Killarney to Valentia Island A Walking Guide, by Adrian Hendroff.
The Collins Press, 136 pages, 2015, ISBN 9781848892323
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 scenery along its coast. There is no better way to explore this landscape than on foot. This book helps you do just that with routes ranging from a few hours to full-day walks. Explore Valentia Island, the majestic MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and sections of The Kerry Way. Go off the beaten track and explore the coast, hills and woodlands from Killarney to Cahersiveen to Kenmare. Each route is prefaced with a reference summary and illustrated with maps and photographs. Route descriptions include GPS coordinates, navigation guidance, access notes and short variations. There is also material on the fauna, flora, folklore, history, geology and place names of each area.
Prijs € 19,99

 

The Beara & Sheep’s Head Peninsulas

The Beara & Sheep’s Head Peninsulas A Walking Guide, by Adrian Hendroff.
The Collins Press, 128 pages, 2015, ISBN 9781848892347
The Beara and Sheep’s Head Peninsulas lie in the southwest of Ireland, pointed fingers of land wedged between the Kenmare River, Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay. They are peaceful, unspoiled peninsulas where the wild and largely untamed nature of the landscape immediately casts its magical spell. There is no better way to explore and experience this stunning landscape than on foot. This guidebook describes some of the best walking routes in the area: from Dursey Island and Bear Island to the Caha and Shehy Mountains, from the forest trails of Glengarriff to the lakes of Glaninchiquin,and from the tip of the Sheep’s Head to the ridges of Peakeen and Seefin. The routes range from short hikes to longer treks, coastal and inland, something to suit everyone’s interest. Each route is prefaced with a reference summary and illustrated with maps and photographs. Route descriptions include GPS coordinates, navigation guidance, access notes and short variations. There is also material on the fauna, flora, folklore, history, geology and place names of each area.
Prijs € 19,99

 

The Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula A Walking Guide, by Adrian Hendroff.
The Collins Press, 160 pages, 2015, ISBN 9781848892330
The spectacular Dingle Peninsula in southwest Ireland extends westward into the Atlantic from Tralee to Slea Head. Voted among the Top 100 destinations in the world by TripAdvisor and referred to as ‘the most beautiful place on earth’ by National Geographic, its landscape includes soaring mountaintops, gentle hillsides, secluded lakes and valleys, ancient ruins, dramatic sea cliffs and long, sandy beaches. This guide takes you off the beaten track to explore this stunning landscape in a variety of walking routes ranging from short hikes to full-day treks. From the wild extremities of the Great Blasket Island to the majestic heights of Mount Brandon and the comfort of the Dingle Way, there’s something for all tastes. Each route is prefaced with a reference summary and illustrated with maps and photographs. Route descriptions include GPS coordinates, navigation guidance, access notes and short variations. There is also material on the fauna, flora, folklore, history, geology and place names of each area.
The OSI recently released a revised Sheet 70 of the Brandon Mountain area.
Prijs € 19,99

Dublin Literaire Steden

Dublin & Wicklow A Walking Guide, by Helen Fairbairn,
The Collins Press, 2014, 144 pages, ISBN 9781848892019
This guidebook describes the best walking routes in Dublin and Wicklow. From mountain landscape to scenic coastal paths, from woodland trails to challenging hill-walks, there are routes here for everyone. Trips vary from two-hour strolls to eight-hour treks, and are illustrated with sketch maps and colour photographs.

This is an area of great scenic variety with countless hidden gems to discover - sheer cliffs, dramatic corries, secluded lakes and charming forests. As well as inspiring you to visit the region's natural attractions, the guide provides a host of practical and background information. Each route is prefaced with a handy quick-reference summary, and descriptions include detailed access notes and navigational guidance. Points of interest are all highlighted, including local flora, fauna, geology, history and folklore.

Walking in Dublin and Wicklow is nothing new - it has long been one of Ireland's most popular outdoor playgrounds. Some routes are established classics, and most lie within an hour of Dublin city. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bag, pull on your boots and go - this guide will show you the way!
€ 19,99

 

The Kerry Way

The Kerry Way A Walking Guide, by Donal Nolan, The Collins Press, 2015,
112 pages, ISBN 9781848892354
The Kerry Way is Ireland’s longest waymarked trail and one of the most popular.
Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, it follows narrow country roads, forest paths, abandoned coach roads and mass paths, national park land and farmland.
This clear guide gives the prospective wayfarer enough information to plan and enjoy every step. It offers a detailed description of the trail plus lively asides on geology, history, folklore, settlement, flora and fauna. Above all, this guide will keep the reader from getting lost. The trail description is broken down into sections from the first step out of Killarney, through the high passes in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, into the splendour of the Ring of Kerry, and back to
Killarney.
The guidebook is a light, lively guide to this 200km walk, with enough guidance, cultural background and natural history to ensure the user stays on track to arrive at their car, hostel or B&B.
€ 19,99

 

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way A Walking Guide, by by Helen Fairbairn,
The Collins Press, 176 pages, 2016, improved maps. ISBN 978184889267
The Wild Atlantic Way follows the magnificent long west coast of Ireland, passing golden beaches thrusting headlands and soaring sea cliffs.
Renowned walking-guide author Helen Fairbairn explores the best walking routes of the region, recommending trips to uninhabited islands, coastal mountains and much more.
The 30 routes in this guide vary from two to six hours, and are illustrated with colour photos and detailed maps.
Whatever your level of expertise, this comprehensive guide is all you need to discover the real wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way.
€ 19,99

 

Carrauntoohil & MacGillycuddy’s Reeks

Carrauntoohil & MacGillycuddy’s Reeks A Walking Guide to Ireland's Highest Mountains, by Adrian Hendroff.
The Collins Press, 142 pages, 2007, ISBN 9781905172337
The MacGillycuddy's Reeks are Ireland's highest mountains with Carrauntoohil tallest at 1,039m. Occupying about 100 square km., they stretch from the picturesque Gap of Dunloe in the east to Glencar in the west. Attracting over 25,000 walkers annually, they are a wonderful playground. However, many routes are not clearly marked and mist or fog covers them for three quarters of the year. Access to a proper guide is therefore essential before venturing on to the Reeks.
This guide to twenty popular walking routes on the Reeks contains full-colour maps specially commissioned from the Ordnance Survey, clear photographs and precise map references. However, this is not just a walking guide. It also encompasses the history of the area, its geology and natural history, its place names and people. Useful information on travel and accommodation is also provided. It is the most comprehensive guide to the area to be published for some time.
Prijs € 19,99

 

A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits

A Guide to Ireland’ Mountain Summits
The Collins Press, 128 pages, 2013, ISBN 9781848891647
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, along with lists of Ireland’s 27 County Highpoints and the island’s Hundred Highest Mountains, using updated data and information as contributed by the MountainViews.ie community. This book will undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable resource for the peak-bagger, summiteer and hillwalker alike.

 

Ireland's County High Points

Ireland’s County High Points A Walking Guide, Kleron Gribbon
The Collins Press, 192 pages, 2012, ISBN 9781848891401
Whether a leisurely rambler or a serious hill walker, there’s a good chance you’ve visited or plan to visit at least one of Ireland’s County High Points. While this special set of Irish hills and mountains continues to attract more visitors each year, they’ve never had a walking guidebook exclusively devoted to them. Ireland’s County High Points – A Walking Guide explains everything you need to know as a walker before setting out on your County High Point quests. Each county-focused chapter contains a brief county profile and detailed walking route descriptions accompanied by easy-to-read maps. Also featured are various challenge options based on County High Points. This definitive guide is based on detailed desk-study investigation combined with on-site research, and dispels any commonly-believed myths that may have previously lingered over certain County Top and County Peak locations.

 

North Ireland A Walking Guide

Northern Ireland A Walking Guide, Helen Fairbairn
The Collins Press, 160 pages, 2012, ISBN 9781848891500
This revised guide presents top-class walking routes in Northern Ireland. From rugged mountain peaks to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging hill walks to shorter woodland and waterside excursions, there is something for everyone. Every part of the region is covered, from the mountains of Mourne to the Giant’s Causeway, from Fermanagh’s ‘lake district’ to the rolling Sperrins. Routes vary from two-hour strolls to eight-hour upland challenges. Much thought has gone into making this guide easy to use: each route, prefaced with a quick-reference summary, is illustrated with a clear sketch map; descriptions include detailed access information while points of interest are highlighted – flora and fauna, history, archaeology and folklore. A compact region with huge scenic variety, Northern Ireland is ideal for walking yet is often overlooked. This authoritative guide is changing that, using the author’s enthusiasm and knowledge.

 

Donegal, Sligo & Leitrim

Donegal, Sligo & Leitrim A Walking Guide, Adrian Hendroff
The Collins Press, 160 pages, 2012, ISBN 9781848891395
The northwest of Ireland provides a diversity of walks, from the wild, untamed landscape of Donegal to the gentler hills and green valleys of Sligo and Leitrim. This guidebook describes 27 walks of various grades, accompanied by quality photographs and specially drawn maps. Walk descriptions also include material on the rich natural history, folklore, geology and place names of the area. Since most routes are not signposted or waymarked, an up-to-date guidebook is essential. This will inspire you to get your walking boots on and start exploring this majestic landscape. Click here to check out a video of Adrian's Hendroff books.

 

The Burren & The Aran Islands A Walking Guide

The Burren & The Aran Islands A Walking Guide, Tony Kirby
The Collins Press, 176 pages, 2009, ISBN 9781905172979
The Burren and the Aran Islands, with their unique combination of flora, fauna and landscape, are explored by large numbers of walkers annually. This is a guide to some of the best walking routes in the region, with lucid descriptions and additional information to enhance the walkers' enjoyment and appreciation of the place. From the rugged interior to spectacular coastal scenery, from challenging upland walks to shorter road and waterside excursions, this selection has something for everyone. Every part of the region is covered. Walks vary from two-hour strolls to the longer Burren Way, a six-hour walk from Lisdoonvarna to Ballyvaughan. The author has put his considerable experience and detailed knowledge of the area to great use in putting together an easy-to-use guide that introduces the best of this region for locals and visitors alike. Each route, prefaced with a quick-reference summary, is illustrated with a clear sketch map; descriptions include detailed access information while points of interest are highlighted - geology, flora and fauna, history, archaeology and folklore.

 

The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas A Walking Guide

The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas A Walking Guide, Adrian Hendroff
The Collins Press, 160 pages, 2011, ISBN 9781848891036
The Dingle, Iveragh and Beara peninsulas dominate the spectacular landscape of southwest Ireland. Their rugged peaks, dramatic ridges, captivating valleys, glittering lakes and stunning Atlantic coastline form a treasure chest of walking options. This guide describes exhilarating walks in each peninsula, accompanied by the author's photographs and specially drawn maps. These walks provide a range of options, both for those familiar with the region and for first-time visitors. This region attracts thousands of walkers annually and, since most routes are not signposted or waymarked, an up-to-date guidebook is essential. The walk descriptions also include material on the fauna, flora, folklore, history, geology and place names of the area. Click here or here to view a video of Adrian's books.

 

Scenic Walks in Killarney A Walking Guide

Scenic Walks in Killarney A Walking Guide, Jim Ryan
The Collins Press, 128 pages, 2012, ISBN 9781848891463
Nowhere in Ireland has such a diversity of walks as Killarney, walks that kings and queens, writers and international celebrities have come to make in the beautiful landscape Killarney is renowned for. Heretofore there has been no guidebook for these walks and this new book rectifies this deficiency. Not only has Jim Ryan compiled eighteen of Killarney’s most interesting low-level walks, he has provided excellent photographs, precise directions and the length, time and difficulties with each. Each walk has a map indicating important features. Walks vary in duration from an hour to a day, from flat walking to more challenging rambles. Four of the walks are nature trails that follow markers, with the flora, fauna and landscape at each described. Jim takes readers through the town of Killarney, out to Muckross and Torc, down to Ross Island, and on peaceful strolls in the countryside. One of the walks includes a boat trip through Killarney’s lakes. Woven into the route descriptions are historical notes, anecdotes, folklore and natural history to add to the walker’s enjoyment. This is a book to be used and put away, then taken out again, for the visitor to Killarney, having savoured its beauty, invariably returns.

 

Tipperary & Waterford A Walking Guide

Tipperary & Waterford A Walking Guide, John O’Dwyer
The Collins Press, 160 pages, 2012, ISBN 978148891449
John G. O’Dwyer has walked the mountains and moorlands of Tipperary and Waterford for many years. His comprehensive guide to the best, most captivating walks in these counties features walks to suit all tastes, from the rugged Comeragh coums to the peaks of the Galtees, from the myth laden hills of Slievenamon and the Devil’s Bit to field systems and ancient pathways in Upperchurch and Kilcommon. Each walk description has directions, the degree of difficulty, estimated time and maps. But this is more than just a walking guide. Each route is a journey with a story about a landscape littered with historic artefacts. A booley on a hillside tells how the uplands contributed to human survival, a ruined cottage confirms a battle lost. This guidebook describes walks not just for committed hillwalkers and casual ramblers: it also contains much of interest for environmentalists, historians and all who wish to understand the age-old interaction between humans and hills.

 

Scenic Walks in West Cork

Scenic Walks in West Cork A Walking Guide, Damien Enright
The Collins Press, 176 pages, 2011, ISBN 978148891043
West Cork is a place apart, with its unique combination of flora, fauna, history and landscape, and is quietly explored by large numbers of visitors annually. This guide to some of the best low-level walks in the region has clear descriptions and engaging commentaries on natural and human history to enhance the walker's enjoyment and appreciation of the routes. From the scenic interior to spectacular coastal scenery and islands, these cross-country, road and waterside excursions have something for everyone. Walks vary from 1.5km strolls to a 13km traverse of Sherkin Island. The author has put his considerable experience and knowledge of the area to great use in this evocative guide, which introduces the best of the area. Each route has a sketch map and colour photographs to illustrate the beauty of the landscape, its wild creatures, wild flowers and built heritage. Ferry and cable-car timetables are included. This is a treasury of information to take readers on the ways less travelled.

 

Pilgrims Paths in Ireland

Pilgrim Paths in Ireland A Guide, John O’Dwyer
The Collins Press, 160 pages, 2013, ISBN 9781848891715
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. Irish people have a particular sensitivity to holy places, such as Clonmacnoise, Croagh Patrick, Lough Derg and Glendalough. John G. O’Dwyer has walked the ancient pilgrim routes of Ireland, from Slemish Mountain in the northeast, where Christianity may have had its first dawning in Ireland, to Skellig Michael in the southwest, where the known world once ended. Each pilgrim walk description has directions, the degree of difficulty, estimated time and maps. The paths are varied and suitable for all, from casual ramblers to committed hillwalkers. In each route description the author’s feelings and experiences are recounted, the entertaining and insightful characters met along the way described. On the pilgrim routes the search for spiritual fulfillment continues in twenty-first century Ireland.

 

Connemara & Mayo A Walking Guide

Connemara & Mayo A Walking Guide, Paul Phelan
The Collins Press, 160 pages, 2011, ISBN 9781848891029
Connemara and Mayo form an area known for stunning scenery and this guidebook describes some of the region's best and most spectacular walks. A wide variety of walks and terrains are covered: easy two-hour walks on surfaced paths; two- to three-hour flat island and coastal walks; two- to four-hour gentle hill and mountain hikes; and four- to seven-hour strenuous hill walks. Detailed instructions are provided along with information regarding archaeology, history, landscape, flora and wildlife. Maps are included for each walk while photographs illustrate the routes and give a sense of the beautiful landscape. This is the most comprehensive walking guide to the area published for some time.

 

Connemara Luisterend naar de wind

Connemara Luisterend naar de wind, Tim Robinson
Uitgeverij Atlas, 464 bladzijden, 2006, ISBN 9789045000657
Dit boek is een liefdesverklaring aan een bijzonder deel van Ierland. Wat betreft zijn landschap, geschiedenis en folklore is Connemara een bijzonder gebied. Hoewel geografisch slecht afgegrensd, is het zonder twijfel een plek die afwijkt van de rest van Ierland. In Connemara buigt Robinson zich met nauwgezette aandacht en een flonkerende pen over het in West-Connemara gelegen Roundstone en omgeving. Van de niet-gemarkeerde graven van ongedoopte kinderen tot aan de glinsterende toppen van de Twelve Pins luistert Ronbinson al wandelend en om zich heen kijkend naar een landschap. Robinson heeft een onvergetelijk portret vervaardigd van een klein hoekje van een klein eiland dat als een belangrijke beginselverklaring over de wereld, waarin we allemaal leven, gelezen kan worden – onwetend over haar verleden, achteloos over de door haarzelf uitgelokte bedreigingen voor haar toekomst. Aan de rand van Roundstone, in het Letterdyfe House - oude villa met uitzicht over de baai - kun je prachtig en rustig logeren en het boek Connemara lezen. Ga bij voorkeur buiten de valkantieperiodes. Voor meer informatie: www.letterdyfehouse.nl
€ 19,99

 

Ierland: overige wandelgidsen

Walking Ireland: www.theirelandwalkingguide.com

 

Hiking in Ireland

Hiking in Ireland
85 Great Hikes, Lonely Planet, 340 pages, 2010, ISBN 9781741044683
Everything you need to know to get prepared. Listings for sleeping, eating and facilities along the way. Advice on equipment, health and safety. Taking to the trail in Ireland is never dull. This guide includes the rolling Wicklow Mountains, the spiky summits of Connemara, the sandy beaches of the Dingle Peninsula and the dramatic coastal cliffs of the northwest. Hiking in Ireland has walks for every ability level.

 

The mountains of Ireland
A guide to walking the summits, a Cicerone guide by Paddy Dillon.
Cicerone, 224 pages, 2009, ISBN 97818552841102
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 author tackled them - so that anyone who wants to emulate him has full directions. The guide includes summiting Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain as part of the Coomloughra horseshoe, the twelve Bens of Connemara, the Maum Turks, the Blue Stack mountains and the mountains of Donegal.

  • Seasons
    Year-round possibilities.
  • Centres
    Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Westport, Sligo, Derry and Dundalk.
  • Difficulty
    Some routes more challenging than others. Some scrambling, also boggy ground, thick tussocks of grass and dense covering of heather.
  • Must See
    Summiting Carrauntoohil, and all the other mountains. Recovering in the warm and dry after a wet and windy expedition.

 

Irish Coastal Walks

Irish Coastal Walks
54 Walks around Ireland’s coast, a Cicerone guide by Paddy Dillon.
Cicerone, 192 pages, 2010, ISBN 9781852842871
Ireland is a small country, but its coastline measures around 3500 miles (5600km). The western seaboard is incredibly convoluted, breaking into fine headlands and a spread of islands. While many parts of Ireland's coastline are well known, such as the Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher, few have heard of the Wexford Coastal Path, the Sheep's Head or Inishturk. This guide covers over fifty coastal walks around Ireland, taking in broad beaches, towering cliffs, battered headlands and a score of lovely islands. There is a huge amount of variety, astounding scenery, plenty of history and heritage, with a good system of transport, accommodation and other services. In sunshine or storm, many of these coastal walks exhibit a raw, rare beauty. The walks are, of course, all coastal. However, they are also remarkably varied and represent a good selection of routes, which include cliffs and rocky headlands, marshes, dunes and estuaries, with plenty of wilderness and little industry. The classic coastal names are there: Bray Head, the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant's Causeway. A spread of fascinating islands includes the Aran Islands, Clare Island, Achill Island, Tory Island and Rathlin. In fact, there are a total of 54 coastal walks including 19 walks on islands. Most of the walks are quite easy, but some are akin to mountain walks, climbing over some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. The walks are numbered and arranged in a clockwise direction around the coast, starting north of Dublin, taking in the eastern, southern and western coasts, and ending in Northern Ireland.

  • Seasons
    Any time of the year, although spring and summer weather may be better.
  • Centres
    The walks are spread around the Irish coast. Any coastal town will give good access to walks in its area.
  • Difficulty
    Half- and full-day routes, usually straightforward even along cliffs, although parts of the Irish coast can be remote and wild-feeling.
  • Must See
    The Giant's Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher, the Wexford Coastal Path, the Sheep's Head, Inishturk, Aran Island, Bray Head.

 

The Irish Coast tot Coast Walk

The Irish Coast to Coast Walk
Dublin to Bray Head, a Cicerone guide by Paddy Dillon
Cicerone, 224 pages, 2011, ISBN 9781852844332
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 intend to split this route into sections and enjoy the walk over a period of time, or walk it in one go, the alternative high-level routes along the way enable you to make the adventure of the Irish Coast to Coast as challenging as you like.

The guide includes:

  • the 387-mile route broken down into 24 day stages
  • a description of alternative high-level routes
  • a comprehensive introduction to walking a long-distance route in Ireland
  • information on accommodation along the way.
  • Seasons
    Winter months not ideal – possible snow and muddy paths. Could rain at any time of year, but this is Ireland!
  • Centres
    Dublin, Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel, Fermoy, Mallow, Killarney, Cahersiveen, Portmagee.
  • Difficulty
    Waymarked. 24-day schedule suggested (average 16 miles/day). Alternative high-level routes for more challenging options.
  • Must See
    Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough monastery, Killarney National Park, Ormonde Castle, The Lug Walk.

West Cork Walks
West Cork WalksO’Brien Press, by Kevin Corcoran, 112 pages, 2009, ISBN 9781847171405
Updated edition with a brand-new walk. Experience the rugged wildness of Ireland’s most southerly and often considered most beautiful region. Walking in West Cork offers an incredible variety of choice – mountainous peaks, rolling heaths, forested valleys, pristine lakes and sandy beaches – the choice is yours. West Cork Walks details ten different walks spread across West Cork, giving clear instructions with maps for each walk, length, and notable features along the way.
€ 14,99

West of Ireland Walks
West of Ireland WalksExplore the counties of Clare, Galway and Mayo. O’Brien Press,
by Kevin Corcoran, 192 pages, 2012, ISBN 9781847172877
The West of Ireland offer a huge choice of landscape to the walker – mountain peaks, woodland, bogs and lakes, sandy beaches and the strange limestone plateaux of the Burren. This guidebook contains 14 walks spread across the West. Clear, detailed instructions and location maps with each walk outlined. For accommodation in Roundstone see www.letterdyfehouse.nl
€ 14,99

Kerry Walks
Kerry WalksThe perfect walking guide to the wilderness and beauty of Kerry.
O’Brien Press, by Kevin Corcoran, 160 pages, 2011, ISBN 9781847172334
Discover the landscape and wildlife of Ireland’s most beautiful county. The 20 walks in this guidebook explore heathland and bog, Ireland’s highest mountains, coastal peninsulas, beaches, islands, forests, rivers and lakes.
€ 14,99

 

 

Rother Ierland

Nu ook vertaald in het Nederlands, de oorspronkelijke Duitstalige Rother gids Irland.
€ 16,90

Irland
Die schönsten Küsten- und Bergwanderungen, 50 Touren
Rother Wanderführer, 176 bladzijden, 2012, ISBN 9783763342730
Irland, die sagenumwobene grüne Insel, bietet ein faszinierendes Spektrum verschiedenartigster Landschaften, die wie geschaffen fürs Wandern sind: die einsamen Hügel der Wicklow Mountains südlich von Dublin; die gebirgigen Halbinseln im Südwesten; die endlose Küste mit prächtigen Sandstränden und schwindelerregenden Klippen; die zerklüfteten Berge von Connemara; die seltsame Karstlandschaft des Burren; unendliche Hochmoore und idyllische Landschaften entlang der Flüsse.

Rother Irland

50 wandelroutes door geheel Ierland, met name in de kustgebieden van het noordwesten, het westen en het zuidwesten. Compleet met routekaartjes, hoogteprofielen en tijdsduur van iedere wandeling.

Rother Wanderführer Irland 50 Touren: kaart met wandellocaties

Rother Wanderführer Irland 50 Touren: kaart met wandellocaties

 

Kerry Way

Irland: Kerry Way
Conrad Stein Verlag,160 blz, derde druk 2012, ISBN 9783866860629
Der Kerry Way ist der beliebteste Langstreckenwanderweg Irlands. Er verläuft im Südwesten der Grünen Insel in der Grafschaft Kerry durch die Iveragh-Halbinsel. Vorbild für den vor 25 Jahren eröffneten Wanderweg war der Ring of Kerry, die schon legendäre Rundstraße um die Halbinsel, die als eine der schönsten Autorouten Europas gilt und für die meisten Irlandbesucher ein absolutes "Muss" ist. Autor Hartmut Engel beschreibt den Kerry Way in neun Tagesetappen. Start und Ziel der Wanderung ist Killarney. Hinweise auf Verpflegungs- und Übernachtungs- möglichkeiten, praktische Tipps, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Alternativstrecken und zusätzliche Wandermöglichkeiten beraten den Leser vor Ort und lassen das Buch zu einer wertvollen Hilfe bei der Planung und zu einem unentbehrlichen Begleiter während der Tour werden.

 

Routekaartje Kerry Way

Routekaartje Kerry Way, Zuidwest-Ierland

 

Dingle Way

The Dingle Way Sli Chorca Dhuibhne, by Sandra Bardwell,
Rucksack Readers, 2016 update, 64 pages, ISBN 97818984481331

The Dingle Way runs 179 km around the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.
It starts and finishes in Tralee, accessible by train or bus from Dublin and from Kerry Airport. The complete walk takes most people eight days, but it can easily be shortened.

The Dingle Way follows country lanes, quiet roads and cliff-top paths, punctuated by long stretches of glorious beach walking. It offers spectacular seascapes and mountain views. The peninsula is rich in wildlife, archaeology and charming Irish pubs.
This guidebook was fully revised in early 2016 for several route alterations, remeasured distances, additional Gaelic placenames, altered ferry arrangements and some fresh photographs.
The revised version was released in April 2016, and contains all you needto plan and enjoy your holiday on the Dingle Way:

  • sections, with distances, terrain and where to find food and drink
  • concise background on pre-history, heritage and wildlife
  • information about climbing Mount Eagle and Mount Brandon
  • a special feature on the Blasket Islands
  • planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
  • drop-down map of the Dingle Way in four panels (1:115,000)
  • in full colour, with 70 photographs
  • on rainproof paper throughout.

The Kerry Way by Sandra Bardwell,
Rucksack Readers, 2010 update, 64 pages, ISBN 9781898481355

The Kerry Way runs for about 210 km through Ireland's most spectacular mountain landscapes, starting and finishing in the town of Killarney.
Dramatic peaks and glens, wild moorlands, lakes and windswept passes blend magnificently with extensive coastal panoramas. The complete walk takes nine days, but it can easily be shortened.
This edition of our guidebook was published in June 2010 with fully revised route directions and many new photos. It contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday on the Kerry Way:

  • the Way in sections, with distance, and where to find food and drink
  • concise background on geology, scenery and wildlife
  • a special feature on Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest peak
  • planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
  • in full colour, with over 70 photographs
  • drop-down map of the Kerry Way in five panels (1:118,000)
  • on waterproof paper throughout.

€ 16,99

 

Causeway Coast Way

Causeway Coast Way by Eoin Reilly,
Rucksack Readers, 2010, 64 pages, ISBN 9781898481379

The unspoiled Causeway Coast is one of Ireland's best-kept secrets.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway is the jewel in its crown, and its amazing geology is best enjoyed on foot.
The Causeway Coast Way offers 51 km of waymarked, easy- going walking with welcoming B&Bs and pubs at strategic intervals.

It combines well with a trip to the wildlife haven of Rathlin Island, and with the more challenging Moyle Way. Here are options for walking holidays thatmost people will complete comfortably within 4 to 6 days.

This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday:

  • route maps for Causeway Coast and Moyle Ways (1:85,000)
  • concise, up-to-date directions for both routes
  • geology and legend of the Giant's Causeway
  • background on habitats and wildlife
  • feature on Rathlin Island walks, with map (1:60,000)
  • contact details for accommodation and transport
  • over 75 glorious colour photos waterproof, rucksack-friendly format.

€ 16,99

 

The Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way Rucksack Readers, updated 2015,
64 pages, ISBN 9781898481317

The Wicklow Way is Ireland's first and most popular Waymarked Way, running between Marlay Park (Dublin) and Clonegal, 132 km to the south.
It offers varied and scenic walking on the flanks of the rugged Wicklow mountains with loughs and waterfalls, passing historic buildings and hospitable villages. Much of the route lies over 1600 feet (500 metres) giving glorious views. Lower sections run through forests and farmland, over a mixture of tracks, roads and pathways rich in wildlife.

This edition is based on a research trip made in Spring 2008, revised in 2011 and again in 2015. It has many route updates, extra photographs and it explains new options for accommodation. It contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday on the Wicklow Way:

  • detailed route description, with distances, terrain, food and drink
  • how to book accommodation to avoid walking extra distances
  • concise background on history, geology and wildlife
  • extended 6-page feature on the monastic city of Glendalough
  • planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
  • in full colour, with 80 photographs.
  • drop-down map of the Wicklow Way in five panels (1:100,000)
  • on waterproof paper throughout.

Ierland en Ierland reisgidsen bij De Wandelwinkel

 

The Rough Guide to Ireland

The Rough Guide to Ireland
Stunning scenery, vibrant festivals, cosy pubs with Irish music.
664 pages, 2011, ISBN 9781848364363
The Rough Guide to Ireland is the definitive guide to this fascinating island with its world-renowned pubs, historical sites, spectacular landscapes and pulsating nightlife. It will guide you through Ireland with reliable information and a clearly explained background on everything from traditional sports and music to the country’s history and literature. Whether you’re looking for great places to eat and drink or charming accommodation and the top places to hear Irish music, you’ll find the solution. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of Ireland, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make The Rough Guide to Ireland your ultimate travelling companion. This updated edition includes contexts sections on history, literature and traditional Irish music. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Ireland. Voor Europese landen completer dan Lonely Planet en de meeste andere gidsen.
€ 21,99

 

Ireland Lonely Planet

Ireland Lonely Planet tsk
Lonely Planet, 704 blz, 2016, ISBN 9781743216866.

De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger.
Naast een algemene inleiding vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het
beste kunt reizen, slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden.

Engelstalig:
A small country with a big reputation, helped along by a timeless,
age-caressed landscape and a fascinating, friendly people, whose lyrical nature
is expressed in the warmth of their welcome. Comprehensive planning tools.
Easy-to-read layout.
€ 23,99

 

Lonely Planet’s Best of Ireland

Lonely Planet’s Best of Ireland  Top Sights, Authentic Experiences
Lonely Planet, 324 pages, 2016, ISBN 9781743218686
This guidebook has collected Ireland’s best sights, itineraries and local
secrets into one easy-to-use package, carefully crafted by experts.
€ 22,99

 

Ireland’s Best Trips 34 amazing road trips
Lonely Planet, 448 pages, 2013, ISBN 9781742209869
Ireland's Best Trips Lonely Planet is een Engelstalige praktische reisgids voor alle leeftijden, boordevol informatie over de route, accommodatie van budget tot luxe, en plaatsbeschrijvingen - kenmerk: kort en bondig. Let op: dit is een andere gids dan de tsk ofwel de 'gewone' Lonely Planet!
€ 21,99

Discover Ireland

Discover Ireland
All you need to experience the best of Ireland.
Lonely Planet, 400 pages, 2012, ISBN 9781742201184
This guidebook has selected the most iconic sights and incredible places so you can enjoy the real Ireland with the minimum fuss. All the must-see sights and unmissable experiences. Extra: pull-out map of Dublin.
€ 22,99

 

Capitool Ierland

Capitool Ierland
416 blz, 2012, ISBN 9789047518020
Rijkelijk geillustreerde reisgids met o.a. 3D tekeningen, mooie kaarten, geweldige foto’s en uitgebreide achtergrondbeschrijvingen. Echt om in de stemming te komen! De reisgids Ierland is ideaal in gebruik vóór, tijdens en na de reis. Inmiddels is Capitool, met meer dan 100 titels, al jaren marktleider onder de reisgidsen. Door de combinatie van visuele uitbundigheid in de vorm van driedimensionale tekeningen van bezienswaardigheden en heel veel kleurenfoto's én praktische bruikbaarheid door middel van verhelderende kaarten en compacte teksten onderscheiden de Capitool Reisgidsen zich van alle andere.
€ 28,99

 

Trotter Ierland

Trotter Ierland
612 blz, 2010, ISBN 9789020989175
Goede informatieve gids met nadruk op praktische informatie om rond te reizen met veel aandacht voor cultuur en geschiedenis. Geschreven met Belgische humor deze oorspronkelijk Franse gids (Guide Routard). Bij iedere plaats een selectie van jeugdherbergen, B&B's, hotels, restaurants en pubs, nu (voor het eerst) met Prijs €indicaties, e-mailadressen en websites. Gedetailleerde gids, met vaak kritische noten bij de accommodatieadressen en gericht op een jong, cultureel geïnteresseerd publiek, dat zich bij voorkeur per openbaar vervoer verplaatst (al worden ook enkele autoverhuurbedrijven genoemd). Een van de betere Nederlandstalige Ierlandgidsen. Geïllustreerd met 40 kaartjes en plattegronden. Ook in deze herdruk ontbreken de veerdiensten vanuit Nederland op het overzichtskaartje, maar worden wel in de tekst genoemd. Uitgebreid register. Ruim aanbod aan adresjes voor elk budget. Trotter mikt op alle reizigerscategorieën. Van jeugdherberg tot luxehotel, van snackbar tot haute-cuisine. Met overzichtskaarten en stadsplattegronden waarop alle adresjes eenvoudig te vinden zijn. Trotter is de juiste bagage voor cultuur geïnteresseerden, gastronomische genieters als ook voor avontuurlijke reizigers.
€ 22,50

 

Bij de dromers van dromen

Bij de dromers van dromen
Een muzikale rondreis door het zuidwesten van Ierland, auteur Anne Wesseling.
Uitgeverij Atlas, 254 blz, 2012, ISBN 9789045020549
Tijdens een zwerftocht door het zuidwesten van Ierland ontmoet Anne Wesseling fiddlers en bodhrán-spelers, zangers, straatmuzikanten en verhalenvertellers en onderzoekt ze het verhaal achter de Ierse tradionele muziek – en waarom de muziek zo’n enorme aantrekkingskracht op ons uitoefent. Dit boek is zowel een liefdevol portret van Ierland als een studie naar wat muziek voor ons betekent. Maar meer dan dat: dit is een verhaal over leren luisteren.
€ 14,99

 

Waar het gras altijd groener is

Waar het gras altijd groener is. Ierland ons tweede vaderland, auteurs Dolf Jansen en Margriet Jeninga.
Uitgeverij De Bezige Bij, 2013, 176 blz, ISBN 9789400400962

Een huis in Ierland, dat was de droom van Dolf Jansen. Zijn moeder is Ierse en Dolf voelt zich een echte (halve) Ier: The Emerald Isle zit in zijn bloed. Samen met vriendin Margriet, dochter Aike en zoon Cian namen ze in 2007 het besluit om deze droom te verwezenlijken. Ze vonden een huis in the middle of nowhere: Lauragh, Beara, ergens aan de westkust. De kinderen gingen er enkele maanden naar school. Margriet, fotografe en geografe, ging op zoek naar de verhalen van de mensen uit het dorp. Dolf verdiepte zich in de geschiedenis van zijn familie en leerde al hardlopend en fietsend zijn tweede moederland nog beter kennen. Waar het gras altijd groener is bestaat uit mooi vormgegeven verhalen, prachtige foto's en bijzondere herinneringen aan het groene eiland.

Dolf Jansen is cabaretier, presentator, schrijver, dichter en marathonloper. Margriet Jeninga studeerde sociale geografie aan de UvA en documentaire fotografie aan de Fotoacademie Amsterdam en werkt als zelfstandig fotograaf. Samen met hun zoon en dochter brengen ze zoveel mogelijk tijd door in hun tweede moederland.
Prijs € 19,90

 

Travels with Hillary

Travels with Hilary…
Join Bradt Travel Guide founder Hilary Bradt as she talks about her journey across Ireland on horseback, featured in her books Connemara Mollie and Dingle Peggy.

Connemara Mollie is an account of a journey through western Ireland made in 1984, fulfilling a childhood dream of a long-distance ride. The story centres on the growing bond between Hilary and her Connemara pony, Mollie and the many challenges that they face. It is also a portrait of rural Ireland before the “Celtic Tiger” era. The journey takes them through the Counties Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry.
Connemara Mollie, An Irish Journey on horseback, auteur Hilary Bradt, Publisher Bradt Travel Guides, 2012, 148 blz,
ISBN 9781841623863
Prijs € 14,99

Dingle Peggy continues the journey on horseback through the west of Ireland. With her replacement pony, Peggy, Hilary travels from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, south down the coast of Co. Cork, before turning inland through Counties
Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick.
Dingle Peggy, Further travels in Ireland on horseback, auteur Hilary Bradt, Publisher Bradt Travel Guides, 2013, 140 blz,
ISBN 9781841624808
Prijs € 14,99

 

At the edge of Ireland

At the edge of Ireland, auteur David Yeadon, Harper Perennial, 2009, 400 blz, ISBN 9780061151279
In recent years, Ireland has enjoyed a newfound prosperity as Europe's most affluent nation. But tucked away in a far corner of the so-called "Celtic Tiger," that other enduring and authentic country—that small, hidden place of simple magic and romance—still exists. Acclaimed travel writer David Yeadon and his wife, Anne, set out to find it.
On the Beara Peninsula of southwest Ireland, the Yeadons discovered their own "little lost world," an enticing Brigadoon of soaring mountain ranges and spectacular coastal scenery, far removed from the touristic hullabaloo of Dublin, Killarney, and the Ring of Kerry. Here is the fabled "Old Ireland," alive and well with music seisuins, hooley dances, and seanachai storytellers—a haven for searchers, healers, artists, and poets hardy enough to have braved the same narrow and winding mountain roads that keep the package-tour coaches out.
Bursting with color and life, At the Edge of Ireland is an intrepid wanderer's celebration of a magical, unspoiled, and unforgettable Éire.
Prijs € 16,99

 

Ireland, a brief history

Ireland, A History, by Thomas Bartlett. Cambridge University Press, 2011, paperback
641 pages, ISBN 9781107422346
Ireland has rarely been out of the news during the past thirty years. Whether as a war-zone in which Catholic nationalists and Protestant Unionists struggled for supremacy, a case study in conflict resolution or an economy that for a time promised to make the Irish among the wealthiest people on the planet, the two Irelands have truly captured the world's imagination. Yet single-volume histories of Ireland are rare. Here, Thomas Bartlett, one of the country’s leading historians, sets out a fascinating new history that ranges from prehistory to the present. Integrating politics, society and culture, he offers an authoritative historical road map that shows exactly how - and why - Ireland, north and south, arrived at where it is today. This is an indispensable guide to both the legacies of the past for Ireland's present and to the problems confronting north and south in the contemporary world.
Prijs € 27,95

 

Irland's Wild Atlantic Coast

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coast, by Carsten Krieger. The O’Brien Press, 2015.
160 pages, 200 photographs, maps and quotations. ISBN 9781847176967
In 2013 Fáilte Ireland/Tourism Ireland launched the Wild Atlantic Way. This long-distance touring route follows Ireland's west coast from Donegal in the North to Cork in the South and encompasses some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery. This book is the perfect accompaniment to the route. Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way takes the reader on a photographic journey down Ireland’s west coast from Donegal to Cork. This beautiful book showcases the attractions of the west coast: dramatic views, abundant nature and wildlife, lighthouses, harbours and quaint seaside villages, as well as heritage, history and people.
Contains maps for each section of the Wild Atlantic Way, and follows Bord Failte’s divisions of the route: Donegal-Mayo, Mayo-Clare, Clare-Kerry, Kerry to Cork.
'A sumptuous book in which the magnificent colour photographs speak for themselves' Books Ireland on Ireland's Coast,
Prijs € 19,99

 

Dublin Eyewitness Travel

Dublin Eyewitness Travel
The Guide that shows you Dublin what others only tell you
Dorling Kindersley Ltd, 1212, 192 pages. ISBN 9781405368643

The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dublin is the perfect guide for exploring this exciting city, with clear maps and up-to-date coverage of all the best attractions. Discover Dublin's highlights with the guide’s full colour introduction, showing everything from the historic Trinity College that houses the richly decorated Book of Kells to the James Joyce Cultural Centre and Old Jameson Distillery in the north of the city; unearthing all the best walks, landscaped parks and pubs in between. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions in Dublin. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do, covering everything from museums and cathedrals to shopping on O'Connell Street and sampling Guinness. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst in-depth information will help you to get around, whether by train, car or bus.
With a free pull out map, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dublin gives you all the advice you'll need for a memorable trip.
€ 17,99

 

111 Places In Dublin That You Shouldn’t Not Miss

111 Places In Dublin That You Shouldn’t Not Miss
by Frank McNally, Emons, 215, 240 pages, ISBN 9783954516490
Once the second capital of the British Empire, Dublin is a city of monumental architecture with a history both glorious and tragic. But it's also a city brimming with humanity: home to a friendly, gregarious people, who love to hear and tell stories.
The combination has arguably produced more great writers per capita than any other place on earth. And yet, as any Dubliner can tell you, the great writers didn't know the half of it. This unique guide leads you behind the granite facades and postcard-perfect pictures to explore the heart and soul of the city through all its eccentricities and foibles. Encounter a whiskey-soaked windmill guarded by St. Patrick or visit a shrine for lovers with the relics of St. Valentine; pay your respects to the grave of a much-decorated four-legged war hero or stop in for a pint at a haunted pub called the Gravediggers; discover a House of the Dead on
an island you can reach on foot or explore a literary micro-museum where everybody buys soap. 111 Places in Dublin takes you on an intimate, insider's tour of the Hibernian metropolis, at the end of which, you'll be an insider too.
€ 17,95

 

Secret Dublin an unusual place.

Secret Dublin an unusual place. Local guides by local people
Jonglez, 2014, 286 pages, ISBN 9782361950712
Discover the inner sanctum of Freemason’s Hall, see Napoleon’s toothbrush, marvel at a hoax plaque hidden in plain sight on O’Connell Bridge, try George IV’s footprints for size, venture into a Georgian time capsule on Henrietta Street, cross the bridge beneath which William Rowan Hamilton had his ‘Eureka’ moment, explore a ‘museum’ flat preserved exactly as it
was almost 100 years ago, tune into the world of vintage radio in a Martello Tower, spot Dublin’s subterranean river, or post your thoughts in a mystery letterbox.
Dublin offers endless opportunities for getting off the tourist grid – for peering into the city’s fascinating past and present. All you need to know is where to look… and who to ask for. Secret Dublin – An Unusual Guide is an indispensable resource for those who thought they knew everything about the city, or who want to discover its hidden treasures.
Skip the crowds and clichés, and really get beneath the city’s skin…
€ 18,99

 

Dublin Literaire Steden

Dublin Literaire Steden Uitgeverij Bas Lubberhuizen, 2006,
220 blz., ISBN 9789059370746

Waarom Joyce er niet wilde blijven en Seamus Heany er ging wonen, hoe Yeats het opstandige theaterpubliek probeerde te sussen en waar Beckett studeerde; dat en nog veel meer leest u in Dublin, literair reisboek.
Bezoek aan de hand van vele schrijvers de meest literaire stad ter wereld, in levende lijve of vanuit de luie stoel. Twee wandelingen maken de lezer/reiziger wegwijs, handige lijstjes met literaire musea, schrijvershuizen en bibliotheken zijn opgenomen en ook een lijstje met romans die het beste mee kunnen in de koffer.
Oscar Wilde, G.B. Shaw, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, John Millington Synge, James Joyce, James Stephens, Samuel Beckett, Myles na Gopaleen, Brendan Behan, Maeve Brennan, Roddy Doyle, John Banville, Hugo Hamilton.
€ 12,50

 

Wandering Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Wandering Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
From Banba’s Crown to World’s End
Paul Clements, The Collins Press, 2016, 338 pages, ISBN 9781848892606

Following the spirit of the world’s longest coastal driving route, Paul Clements sets out to discover the real west of Ireland. Along the way he encounters memorable characters living on the Atlantic edge and presents a unique portrait to of their lives. We meet the last man standing on a remote Galway island, listen to the banter at Puck Fair, and hear from a descendant of the original sixteenth-century wild Atlantic woman. Tagging along on his meandering journey is the swashbuckling presence of the Celtic sea god, Manannan Mac Lir. 

For his first travel book in 1991, Paul hitchhiked the same route. Now retracing his steps along the Wild Atlantic Way – this time by car and bike, on horseback and on foot – he looks at how Ireland has changed and realises everyone still has a story to tell. Laced with wry humour and endless curiosity, this is a distinctive mix of travel writing, social history and nature.
€ 19,99

 

The Height of Nonsense

The Height of Nonsense The Ultimate Irish Road Trip
Paul Clements, The Collins Press, 2005, 2016
384 pages, ISBN 9781848892651

‘Forsake all 21st-century Celtic superhighways in favour of boreens’ so says Paul Clements as he sets off to visit the highest point in each of the 32 counties of Ireland. Travelling on the GMRs (Great Mountain Roads), Paul spends time with the eccentric and quaint, who teach him that Irish culture is defined by our connection to the landscape.

He meets a poet who tells him how to stop Errigal’s ego deflating, and a man who knows the difference between people from Derry and Tyrone simply by their facial features. Travelling through remote corners of little known counties, some flat, some not, Paul uncovers a miscellany of Irish life. Listen to tales of how to smell fairies, life in a Cistercian monastery,
the legacy of Cromwell, standing stones, the 1798 Rebellion, druids, horse racing and the bogs. He learns how to make a walking stick, and how to celebrate the summer solstice with a high priestess. If that isn’t enough, he’s privy to local gossip and loose women in the pub at night.
PS: He only found 28 county tops!
€ 19,99

 

Burren Country

Burren Country Travels through an Irish Limestone Landscape.
Paul Clements, The Collins Press, 2013, 248 pages, ISBN 9781848891173
For twenty years Paul Clements has been drawn to the Burren's history, mystery and peculiarities. Here he writes absorbingly about the rocks, hills and walls, thecolours, animals, and subjects that excite him, such as the exotic wild flowers ancient ruins, early morning birdsong,and the smell of whiskey in historic pubs.
A hunter and gatherer of information, the author ferrets out little-known facts and lore on the Burren and weaves them together.
Burren Country is infused with warmth and wit, with the ordinary and the extraordinary. It celebrates outdoor life and uncovers what the Burren means to writers, painters and musicians who know it intimately.
It focuses on particularities of place: Poulnabrone dolmen seen through the eyes of photographers; a patch of ground at Gleninagh where he joins a pilgrimage; a tour of the wandering boulders; and an epiphany on the summit of Mullaghmore Mountain. Join him in a fascinating odyssey into one of Ireland's magical and unique places.
€ 19,99

Burren country

In The Burren Country

 

West Cork

West Cork The people & the place, by Alannah Hopkin.
The Collins Press, 2016, 250 pages, ISBN 9781848892743
‘You can’t eat scenery’ is an old saying about the difficulty of making a living in beautiful but remote places.
West Cork, from Kinsale to the Beara Peninsula and from the Atlantic to the Lee Valley, is no longer an impoverished, rural backwater; it is a popular holiday destination where second homes become main residences.
It is remarkable for the many ways people make West Cork work for them: traditional farmers negotiating EU quotas; newcomers setting up restaurants; artists, writers and dot.com millionaires starting ventures to allow them to live where they want.
Others work to enhance this unique landscape: from environmental activists on Cool Mountain to the hard-working Shelswell-Whites of Bantry House, wealthy castle restorers like Jeremy Irons and innovative farmers on Beara.
‘You can’t eat scenery’ is an old saying about the difficulty of making a living in beautiful but remote places. But Alannah Hopkin discovers a vibrant community of diverse people with compelling stories to tell. 
€ 18,99

 

Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
A travel guide to the west coast of Ireland. David Flanagan & Richard Creagh.
Published by Three Rock Books, 2016, 224 pages. ISBN 978095678446

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Whether looking for ideas for weekend adventures or visiting from abroad you will find everything you need within this guide.
At over 2500km, The Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, travelling the full length of the west coast of Ireland, taking in some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. The route is alive with literature, music, stories, and surf. Its landscape, flora, fauna, and sheer size have inspired everyone from W.B. Yeats to John Lennon. Just a few highlights include the UNESCO World Heritage site Skellig Michael; the largest karst
landscape in the world, The Burren, and the traditional Irish towns dotted along our western coast.
This book’s focus is on the outdoors – on getting out into the fresh air, the wind, the sun and the rain – and experiencing the incredible natural beauty found everywhere along the coast. It is full of spectacular photos, helpful maps and detailed information on the west coast’s best sights, from the most famous landmarks to the hidden gems on this awe inspiring route.

The book features:

  • Details of dozens of signposted walking trails, from gentle strolls along sandy beaches to tough hikes to the top of some of Ireland’s most iconic mountains.
  • Information about all the official cycling routes along the way and advice on other potential cycles.
  • Virtually every beach worth visiting is described with directions and coordinates including many hidden away beaches that never get busy.
  • Lots of information on camping and hostels as well as some of the more quirky accommodation along the west coast.

The detailed introduction with essentials things to see and do, as well as general information on walking help you plan your trip. There are suggestions for the cycling, kayaking, swimming, surfing and camping.
300 stunning photographs and 24 maps of each section of the route.
€ 26,99

 

The Wild Atlantic Way

voorkant atlas

 

The Wild Atlantic Way

achterkant atlas

The Wild Atlantic Way Route Atlas, published by Xploreit, 2015,
formaat 16 x 27 cm. ISBN 9780955265563

The Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s longest defined coastal route. It includes Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head, in Donegal and it’s most southerly point, Mizen Head in Cork. All along the way you will find a myriad of spectacular discovery points with incredible scenic views.

This atlas splits up the route into 30 foldout maps that are detailed yet easy to read. The coastal roads are classified so that you are instantly aware of any narrow sections and you can also see where the really scenic stretches are located. Each section is drivable in one day or less and there are useful distance charts for towns and villages to help you plan your
journey.
All of the official Discovery Points are clearly shown including the 15 iconic Signature Points. Over 40 different categories of visitor information are shown to help you locate numerous hidden gems and well-known attractions.
A variety of coastal and forest walks in the vicinity of the route are detailed.

Main Features:

  • 30 Fold-Out road maps showing the route and road types
  • Route Planning maps
  • Gazetteer of Discovery Points with GPS coordinates and brief descriptions
  • Distance Charts for towns and villages
  • Scenic sections highlighted
  • Ferry departure points
  • Wide range of other visitor attractions and points of interest shown
  • Map legend in English, German and French

Map Scale 2 miles to 1 inch – 1:126,720

€ 18,95

 

Officlal Road Atlas Ireland

Official Road Atlas Ireland Ordnance Survey Ireland, 2016, 269 x 223 mm
Spiral Bound, ISBN 9781908852410 Included the Wild Atlantic Way.

The new edition of our indispensable Official Road Atlas Ireland is now in stock.
This edition contains updated road maps covering Ireland, plus City and Town Maps and Motoring Information, Distance Charts and Extensive Gazetteer (Index of Towns). This new edition is published in conjunction with Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and features Collision Zones, Speed Detection Zones and Tolled Roads. (This product is produced with the co-operation of Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland, OSNI).

€ 17.50

 

Walvis

Fastnet Rock bij Cape Clear aan de zuidwestkust van Ierland is de plek om walvissen te zien

On an Irish Island The Lost World of the Great Blasket, by Robert
Kanigel, Vintage Books, 2012, 324 pages, ISBN 9780307389879

On an Irish Island is a love letter to a vanished way of life, in which Robert Kanigel, the highly praised author of The Man Who Knew Infinity and The One Best Way, tells the story of the Great Blasket, a wildly beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland, renowned during the early twentieth century for the rich communal life of its residents and the unadulterated Irish they spoke. With the Irish language vanishing all through the rest of Ireland, the Great Blasket became a magnet for scholars and writers drawn there during the Gaelic renaissance—and the scene for a memorable clash of cultures between modern life and an older, sometimes sweeter world slipping away.
 
Kanigel introduces us to the playwright John Millington Synge, some of whose characters in The Playboy of the Western World, were inspired by his time on the island; Carl Marstrander, a Norwegian linguist who gave his place on Norway’s Olympic team for a summer on the Blasket; Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, a Celtic studies scholar fresh from the Sorbonne; and central to the story, George Thomson, a British classicist whose involvement with the island and its people we follow from his first visit as a twenty-year-old to the end of his life.
 
On the island, they met a colorful coterie of men and women with whom they formed lifelong and life-changing friendships. There’s Tomás O’Crohan, a stoic fisherman, one of the few islanders who could read and write Irish, who tutored many of the incomers in the language’s formidable intricacies and became the Blasket’s first published writer; Maurice O’Sullivan, a
good-natured prankster and teller of stories, whose memoir, Twenty Years A-Growing, became an Irish classic; and Peig Sayers, whose endless repertoire of earthy tales left listeners spellbound.
 
As we get to know these men and women, we become immersed in the vivid culture of the islanders, their hard lives of fishing and farming matched by their love of singing, dancing, and talk. Yet, sadly, we watch them leave the island, the village becoming uninhabited by 1953.
The story of the Great Blasket is one of struggle between the call of modernity and the tug of Ireland’s ancient ways, between the promise of emigration and the peculiar warmth of island life amid its physical isolation.
But ultimately it is a tribute to the strength and beauty of a people who, tucked away from the rest of civilization, kept alive a nation’s past, and to the newcomers and islanders alike who brought the island’s remarkable story to the larger world.
€ 17,95

Twenty Years A-Growing

Twenty Years A-Growing, Maurice O’Sullivan, Oxford University Press.
First published in 1933, 300 pages, ISBN 9780192813251

The author Maurice O'Sullivan was born on the Great Blasket in 1904, and 'Twenty Years A-Growing' tells the story of his youth and of a way of life which belonged to the Middle Ages. He wrote for his own pleasure and for the entertainment of his friends, without any thought of a wider public; his style is derived from folk-tales which he heard from his grandfather and sharpened by his own lively imagination.

The Blasket Islands are three miles off Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula. Until their evacuation just after the Second World War, the lives of the 150 or so Blasket Islanders had remained unchanged for centuries.
A rich oral tradition of story-telling, poetry, and folktales kept alive the legends and history of the islands and has made their literature famous throughout the world.
The 7 Blasket Island books published by OUP contain memoirs and reminiscences from within this literary, tradition evoking a way of life which has now vanished.
€ 11,99

 

From the Great Blasket to America

From the Great Blasket to America The last memoir of an Islander, by
Michael Carney, The Collins Press, 2013, 210 pages, ISBN 9781848891654

Mike Carney, the oldest living native Blasket Islander, was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1920. Raised in that unique, isolated Irish-speaking community, Mike left in 1937 to seek a better future in Dublin and eventually in America. The death of his younger brother on the island without a priest or doctor in 1947 set off a chain of events that led to its evacuation.
Mike played a pivotal role in the process, lobbying Éamon de Valera to relocate the remaining islanders living in increasingly desperate conditions.
Mike settled in Springfield, Massachusetts, with other former islanders.
While taking advantage of opportunities in his adopted country, he never lost his love for the country of his birth, saying ‘it’s like loving both parents’.

This is the story of his life and his efforts to preserve the memory of the Great Blasket, to promote Irish culture in America, to respect roots left behind and to set down roots in a new land. Written as Mike approached the age of ninety-three, with his son-in-law Gerald Hayes, this memoir is probably the last in a long line of books written by Blasket Islanders, including Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Muiris Ó Súilleabháin and Peig Sayers.
Recounting one man’s life but relating the experience of many, it chronicles a lifetime devoted to family, community and legacy. All the while, he seems haunted by the immortal words of Ó Criomhthain: ‘the like of us will never be again.’
Click here to see Mike's trip back to the island, as reported on RTÉ News Now.
€ 17,95

 

The Islandman

The Islandman by Tomas O’Crohan, Oxford University Press, 1937,
246 pages, ISBN 9780192812339

Tomas O'Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1865 and died there in 1937, a great master of his native Irish. He shared to the full the perilous life of a primitive community, yet possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to observe and describe the world.
His book is a valuable description of a new vanished way of life; his sole purpose in writing it was in his own words, 'to set down the character of the people about me so that some record of us might live after us, for the like of us will never be again'.

The Blasket Islands are three miles off Irelands Dingle Peninsula. Until their evacuation just after the Second World War, the lives of the 150 or so Blasket Islanders had remained
unchanged for centuries. A rich oral tradition of story-telling, poetry, and folktales kept alive the legends and history of the islands, and has made their literature famous throughout the world. The 7 Blasket Island books published by OUP contain memoirs and reminiscences from within this literary tradition, evoking a way of life which has now vanished.
€ 11,99

 

Rathlin, Nature & Folklore

Rathlin, Nature & Folklore by Philip Watson, Stone Country Press,
2011, 240 pages, ISBN 9780954877989

Rathlin is Northern Ireland's only permanently inhabited offshore island, sitting like a stepping stone in the narrow and turbulent Sea of Moyle between Ireland and Scotland, straddling cultures, habitats and peoples.
It is a busy, vibrant and beautiful place with a resident population of around 100 islanders who look to the future with confidence but can also hark back to a past of massacres, famine and emigration. Peopled for about 7000 years, the island's rich natural resources on land and in the sea supported a population that rose as high as 1200 souls in the 1780s.

Today, Rathlin's landscape and nature and the islanders' stories reveal rocks and wildlife with global connections and a culture linked to Ireland, Scotland and the natural world. This is the first combined guide to Rathlin’s natural and social histories. The book includes a map of the
island and suggested walks and two sections of  stunning colour photography.
€ 15,99

 

Ireland’s Western Islands

Ireland’s Western Islands Inishbofin, The Aran Islands, Inishark, Clare
& Turbot Islands, black/white photobook by John Carlos. The Collins Press,
2014, 250 pages, ISBN 9781848892057

The islands off Ireland’s west coast form a rich cultural landscape, the result of a unique combination of the forces of nature and humankind. This photographic collection, infused with warmth, spans almost fifty years. It celebrates the islanders and their environment, and reflects on disappearing traditions and values in the face of materialism and pop culture. The work portrays the islanders’ spirit of perseverance in the face of adversity their humanity and dignity, their wit and humour.
€ 21,99

 

Jane W. Shackleton’s Ireand

Jane W. Shackleton’s Ireand The Collins Press, 2012, 182 pages.
ISBN 9781848891548

One of the largest collections of early photographs by a female photographer in Ireland was taken by Jane W. Shackleton from the late 1800s. Jane was married to Joseph F. Shackleton of the famous Shackleton family. She developed a keen interest in photography in the 1880s when her children were young, so her first subjects included family and friends, and the area
around Lucan, County Dublin. Soon Jane began to take her camera around Ireland, capturing aspects of Irish life often missed by other photographers. Her favoured subjects included inland waterways and industrial buildings, the Aran Islands, the west of Ireland and Irish antiquities. By the end of her life Jane had become one of the most prolific Irish photographers of her time. For the first time in over a century, Jane Shackleton's remarkable photographs, and her skills and achievements, can be fully appreciated by all. B & W photos.
€ 18,99

 

Ireland Timeless Images

Ireland Timeless Images by Giles Norman, The Collins Press, 2016,
160 pages, ISBN 9781848892637

Renowned Irish photographer Giles Norman presents more than 150 of his most enduring black-and-white images in this remarkable collection, now in paperback. In the almost thirty years since his gallery opened in Kinsale, County Cork, thousands of visitors have witnessed his special talent. Handed his first camera at the age of eighteen, Norman is entirely
self-taught, inspired by his relative, Belgian painter Henri de Braekeleer, and photographers such as Cartier-Bresson and Doisneau.
With his 35mm Nikon, Norman creates images of the wild and remote parts of Ireland that have remained untouched by human hand, and of small details of windows and moments in urban and rural life. From rugged headlands and windswept oceans to fragile flora and shadowed skies, these images are as enduring as they are iconic and capture the timeless splendour of Ireland. Black and white photos.
€ 19,50

Ireland’s Round Towers

Ireland’s Round Towers Origins and Architecture Explored, Brian Lalor.
The Collins Press, 2016, 260 pages. ISBN 9781848892644

Round Towers are the only form of architecture unique to Ireland. The remains of over seventy survive, widely distributed throughout the island, from Cork to Antrim, in some of the most beautiful and historic areas of the country. They include the iconic towers at Cashel in Co. Tipperary and Glendalough in Co. Wicklow, Ireland’s most-visited monastic site.

This fully illustrated study views the Round Tower as an integral unit of an ecclesiastical complex, now mostly vanished, looking at its architectural design and construction, its function and landscape setting. It looks in detail at each round tower and discusses the uniqueness of each site. In this guide, the Round Towers are listed county by county, allowing readers to locate towers in the immediate area and explore these intriguing products of the
Celtic imagination.
€ 18,99 

 

Ancient Ireland

Ancient Ireland Exploring Irish Historic Monuments
Tarquin Blake & Fiona Reilly, The Collins Press, 2013,
hardback, 310 pages. ISBN 9781848891852

Carrowkeel Passage Tomb in Sligo is an extensive Neolithic passage tomb undisturbed its excavation in 1911. Robert Lloyd Praeger, one of the excavators, described being one of the first to enter the tomb: ‘I lit three candles and stood awhile, to let my eyes accustom themselves to the dim light. There was everything, just as the last man had left it, three to four thousand years before.’ On an isolated hillside the tomb is in almost the same undisturbed condition today. Ireland is rich in such monuments and buildings that preserve the stamp of the past.

Here, Tarquin Blake and Fiona Reilly explore and document 150 Irish heritage sites across the thirty-two counties. These range from megalithic tombs to round towers, monasteries, castles and ancient churches to the more recent Martello towers and windmills. An engrossing catalogue of remarkable heritage sites is revealed. Each site has an intriguing past and
is illustrated with Blake’s trademark photographs.
Maps and GPS co-ordinates make these sites accessible to the public, from Brian Boru's Fort in County Clare to Moyne Friary in County Mayo.
€ 29,50

 

 

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