Looking for a book containing all the necessary information for those wishing to walk the Irish Pilgrim Paths? Then, look no further, you’ll find it right here. Well known Irish Times walking correspondent, John G. O’Dwyer, (Twitter: @johngodwyer1) has written an excellent book covering the main Pilgrim Paths Of Ireland.
Whether you are intent on walking some of Ireland’s Pilgrim Paths or simply want to know more about the great variety of Pilgrim trails around the country, then you will find a wealth of information in John G. O’Dwyer’s guide book titled very simply ‘Pilgrim Paths in Ireland‘.
John G. has, on 2 occasions, walked – or, in the case of Clonmacnoise, cycled – the pilgrim trails of Ireland, from Slieve Mish 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. The book is written in an extremely readable style and contains many interesting insights into the historic background of the paths, along with amusing details of encounters the author had with many fascinating characters when completing Ireland’s most renowned spiritual trails.
Each walk description also has directions, the degree of difficulty, estimated time and a map. The paths are varied and suited to a range of abilities, from casual ramblers to committed walkers. In each route, the author recounts his feelings and experiences and describes the entertaining and insightful characters he meets along the way.
In essence, the book contains everything you need to know about Ireland’s Pilgrim Paths, including maps, photographs and concise directions, it is published by The Collins Press (RRP €14.99)
“This book acts as the perfect satnav. It leads you along your chosen path.”
– Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Broadcaster
“This one has earned its place in the rucksack.”
– Books Ireland
“Entertaining read, even if you never leave the fireside.”
– Irish Mountain Log
“A great addition to the seasoned hillwalker’s library.”
– The Irish Times
“May well end up being considered to be a bit of a minor classic.”
– Walkers Association of Ireland
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