Ireland's Adventure Bucket List: Top 60 Outdoor Experiences
Ireland's Adventure Bucket List: Top 60 Outdoor Experiences

Ireland's Adventure Bucket List: Top 60 Outdoor Experiences

by Helen Fairbairn


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Ireland's wild scenery and dramatic landscapes call out for exploration, and this inspirational guide will open your eyes to the huge variety of exhilarating outdoor experiences the country has to offer. Whether you want to sea kayak around remote stacks and arches, discover delicate stalactites in underground caverns, stand amidst of a colony of breeding seabirds or scramble up a rocky ridge to the country's highest summit, this book shows you how. From snorkeling in County Cork to exploring island monasteries in County Fermanagh, this exciting compilation covers every province of Ireland and has trips to suit all levels of expertise. It includes all the practical details you need to plan your outing - comprehensive route descriptions, handy trip-summary boxes and maps - so you can set off to explore the country's most spectacular spots in confidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848893436
Publisher: DUFOUR
Publication date: 12/31/2018
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Adventure Location Map vii

Introduction 1

Mountain Hiking 2

Slieve Donard, Co. Down 6

Mweelrea, Co. Mayo 9

Lugnaquilla, Co. Wicklow 12

Carrauntoohil, Co. Kerry 15

Scrambling 18

Kings Mountain, Annach Re Mhor, Co. Sligo 22

Brandon Mountain, Faha Ridge, Co. Kerry 26

MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Cummeenapeasta Ridge, Co. Kerry 30

Hungry Hill, Co. Cork 33

Rock Climbing 36

Quick Crag Guide to Ireland 39

Donegal Sea Stacks, Co. Donegal 43

Sliabh Lamagan, FM, Co. Down 47

Carrauntoohil, Howling Ridge, Co. Kerry 51

Coastal Walking 55

Causeway Coast Path, Co. Antrim 59

Slieve League, Co. Donegal 62

Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare 65

Mount Eagle, Co. Kerry 68

Sheep's Head, Co. Cork 71

Island-Hopping 74

Tory Island, Co. Donegal 78

Great Blasket Island, Co. Kerry 81

Dursey Island, Co. Cork 84

Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford 87

Inland Canoeing 90

Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh 95

Shannon Circuit, Co. Leitrim 101

Killarney Lakes, Co. Kerry 105

River Barrow, Co. Kilkenny 109

Sea Kayaking 113

Slieve League & Slieve Tooey, Co. Donegal 117

Inishkea Islands, Co. Mayo 123

Howth & Ireland's Eye, Co. Dublin 126

Copper Coast, Co. Waterford 129

Wild Swimming 132

The Sloe, Dunseverick, Co. Antrim 136

Lough Cummeenoughter, Co. Kerry 139

Guillamene & Newtown Cove, Co. Waterford 142

Snorkelling 145

Malin Beg, Co. Donegal 149

Keem Strand, Co. Mayo 152

Nohoval Cove, Co. Cork 155

Hook Head & Solomon's Hole, Co. Wexford 158

Off-Road Cycling 161

Rostrevor MTB Trail, Co. Down 165

Achill-Westport Great Western Greenway, Co. Mayo 168

Dublin-Athlone Greenway, Co. Dublin, Kildare & Westmeath 172

Ballyhoura MTB Trail, Co. Limerick 177

Caving 181

Poll A Chorra, Owey Island, Co. Donegal 186

White Fathers, Blacklion, Co. Cavan 189

Ballymaclancy Cave, Cong, Co. Galway 193

History Hunting 197

Inishmurray, Co. Sligo 201

Inchagoill Island, Co. Galway 204

Skellig Islands, Co. Kerry 207

Family Adventures 211

Canoeing - Lough Gill, Co. Sligo 216

Coastal Walking - Erris Head, Co. Mayo 219

Mountain Hiking - Diamond Hill, Co. Galway 222

Snorkelling - Pollock Holes, Kilkee, Co. Clare 225

Cycling - Waterford Greenway, Co. Waterford 228

Other Activities 231

Coasteering 232

Horse Riding 233

Kitesurfing 234

Sailing 235

Scuba Diving 236

Surfing 237

Whitewater Kayaking 238

Wild Camping 239

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