Ireland

Description

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

Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Winter Skills
  • This is a reference book for winter walkers and climbers. This is a reference manual for mountaineers and those who wish to instruct, coach and lead others. Written by a mountain guide and a mountaineering instructor, its functional design with easy-reference colour-coded pages and full colour images that complement the text and accurate relief... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Winter Skills
  • This is a reference book for winter walkers and climbers. This is a reference manual for mountaineers and those who wish to instruct, coach and lead others. Written by a mountain guide and a mountaineering instructor, its functional design with easy-reference colour-coded pages and full colour images that complement the text and accurate relief... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • West of Ireland Walks
  • New edition of this ever-popular walking guide Explore the counties of Clare, Galway and Mayo in the company of a wildlife expert. The West of Ireland offers a huge choice of landscape to the walker - mountain peaks, woodland, bogs and lakes, sandy beaches and the strange limestone plateaux of the Burren. The Walks Clare: The Cliffs of Moher -... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • West of Ireland Walks
  • New edition of this ever-popular walking guide Explore the counties of Clare, Galway and Mayo in the company of a wildlife expert. The West of Ireland offers a huge choice of landscape to the walker - mountain peaks, woodland, bogs and lakes, sandy beaches and the strange limestone plateaux of the Burren. The Walks Clare: The Cliffs of Moher -... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids West of Ireland walks - Ierland | O'Brien Press
  • New edition of this ever-popular walking guide Explore the counties of Clare, Galway and Mayo in the company of a wildlife expert. The West of Ireland offers a huge choice of landscape to the walker - mountain peaks, woodland, bogs and lakes, sandy beaches and the strange limestone plateaux of the Burren. The Walks Clare: The Cliffs of Moher -... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 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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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • 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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Insight Guide Ierland | Cambium
  • Een rijk geillustreerde reisgids met diepgaande teksten: één van de beste reisgidsen die er bestaan. Eerste deel bestaat uit een beschrijving van de unieke aspecten van de regio, daarna een deel echte reisgids en als afsluiting een deel met praktische informatie. De uitstekende informatie wordt vergezeld van prachtige foto's en heldere kaarten.... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Around Ireland Clockwise on a Giant
  • This trip around the coastline of Ireland came to mind when I retired at the age of sixty years. What I had in mind then was to walk around the whole coastline but advice from various sources at that time persuaded me to temporarily abandon the idea. From then until my approaching seventieth birthday in 2009 I kept turning the idea over in my... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Around Ireland Clockwise on a Giant
  • This trip around the coastline of Ireland came to mind when I retired at the age of sixty years. What I had in mind then was to walk around the whole coastline but advice from various sources at that time persuaded me to temporarily abandon the idea. From then until my approaching seventieth birthday in 2009 I kept turning the idea over in my... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • A Course Called Ireland
  • The hysterical story bestseller about one man's epic Celtic sojourn in search of ancestors, nostalgia, and the world's greatest round of golf By turns hilarious and poetic, A Course Called Ireland is a magnificent tour of a vibrant land and paean to the world's greatest game in the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. In his... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • A Course Called Ireland
  • The hysterical story bestseller about one man's epic Celtic sojourn in search of ancestors, nostalgia, and the world's greatest round of golf By turns hilarious and poetic, A Course Called Ireland is a magnificent tour of a vibrant land and paean to the world's greatest game in the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. In his... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Hamish's Groats End Walk
  • Soon after completing the first continuous round of the Munros and publishing th ephenomenally successful Hamish's Mountain Walk, Hamish Brown took to the outdoors and writing full time. With his famous Shetland Collie, Storm, he walked from John O'Groats to Lands End over the summer of 1979. A historical snapshot the resulting book is also an... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Hamish's Groats End Walk
  • Soon after completing the first continuous round of the Munros and publishing th ephenomenally successful Hamish's Mountain Walk, Hamish Brown took to the outdoors and writing full time. With his famous Shetland Collie, Storm, he walked from John O'Groats to Lands End over the summer of 1979. A historical snapshot the resulting book is also an... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
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Maps

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Netherlands
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Ierland - Kerry & Beara
  • Wandelvakantie over de beroemde Kerry Way en het nauwelijks bezochte Beara schiereiland, waar we in de dorpjes en pubs de pure Ierse sfeer proeven. We zien het landschap van meren, parken en ruige bergen van Killarney National Park, de steile kliffen van Bere Island en de kaap van Dursey Island, de zeehonden en vogelkolonies, de venen van... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
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
Snp Wandelreizen
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
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • 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
Snp Wandelreizen
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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