Walking in Ireland
ABOVE: A walker takes a break on Sherkin Island.
Resources and Web links
Irish Walking Maps
In the Republic, most walkers use the Discovery Series from Ordnance Survey Ireland. These 89 folding maps have an easy-to-read scale of 1:50,000. They show major trails, roads, and landmarks such as castles and standing stones. North of the border, the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland has its own series of 1:50,000 Discoverer Series maps.
Books on Walking in Ireland
Lonely Planet's Walking in Ireland, Frank Booth's The Independent Walkers' Guide to Ireland, Paddy Dillon's Irish Coastal Walks and The South West Coast Path, Kevin Corcoran's West of Ireland Walks, and Sanda Bardwell/Jacquetta Megarry's The Dingle Way are just a few of the Ireland walking guides available at your bookseller or from online vendors. You'll also find locally published books at shops and tourist offices throughout Ireland.
|Walking in Ireland - General Information:|
|Introduction||Resources and Web links|
|Types of walking trips|
|Walks in Northern Ireland:|
|Giant's Causeway||Rathlin Island|
|Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge||Guide: Chris Murphy|
|Walks in Southwest Ireland:|
|Roaringwater Bay||Sheep's Head Way|
|Sherkin Island||Glengarriff Nature Reserve|
|Heir Island||Guides: SouthWestWalks Ireland|
|Cape Clear Island|
|Molly Gallivan's Cottage and Traditional Farm|
|Bunratty Manor Hotel (Shannon Airport)|
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