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The Wild Atlantic Way And Western Ireland

Author : Tom Cooper
ISBN : 9781783626465
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Boasting deserted beaches, towering sea-cliffs and tiny harbours - not to mention rich cultural and historical interest - the west of Ireland has much to entice the visitor, and with many miles of quiet roads, it's a cyclist's paradise. The Wild Atlantic Way is a driving route along Ireland's Atlantic seaboard, covering over 2,350km of coastline and showcasing the region's breathtaking landscapes. This guide adapts the route for cyclists - and throws in a couple of other highlights (such as the Aran Islands and Killarney) for good measure. Since relatively few people are likely to have seven weeks to spare for a full Wild Atlantic Way tour, the book presents six self-contained cycle tours, each offering 7-10 days of riding. For the full Wild Atlantic Way experience, these distinct routes can be linked together into a 44-stage trip from Derry/Londonderry to Cork. Each route includes detailed advice on accommodation and facilities, plus optional detours and shortcuts and points of interest. The routes themselves are presented as 'route cards': ideal for use with a cycle computer, these pages provide 'at a glance' information for when you're on the road, covering navigation, facilities and local highlights. The guide covers all the practicalities - including transport, equipment and general tips on cycling in Ireland - and also offers background information on geology, plants and wildlife, history and culture to enhance your journey. The result is an ideal companion to discovering western Ireland, where magnificent scenery, a vibrant music scene and a warm Irish welcome await the turn of your pedals.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Exploring Ireland S Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Eugene O'Loughlin
ISBN : 1908308559
Genre : Travel
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The author, in search of his ancestry, chronicles his motorcycle journey on what is considered the longest coastal driving route in the world, while relating tidbits from history, legend, and Celtic mythology.
Category: Travel

Wandering Ireland S Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Paul Clements
ISBN : 9781848895355
Genre : Travel
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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 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, Manannán 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. Also by this author: ‘The Height of Nonsense: The Ultimate Irish Road Trip’ Praise for this author: “Stacks of free copies should be sent to all our tourist desks abroad.” – The Irish Times. “For sheer pleasure, nothing I read beat Paul Clements’ ‘The Height of Nonsense’.” – The Observer. “A compulsive, educational, laugh-out-loud read.” – Sunday Independent. "A fascinating journey around the hidden corners of Ireland." – BBC Radio
Category: Travel

Ireland S Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Neil Jackman
ISBN : 9781788410434
Genre : Travel
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Boasting ancient tombs, atmospheric castles and sacred retreats, the Wild Atlantic Way is alive with treasures to explore. Beginning in Kinsale, Neil Jackman guides us northwards to visit his top 100 heritage sites. From 350-million-year-old footprints on Valentia Island to vestiges of the more recent past like the cottage of 1916 revolutionary Patrick Pearse, you will discover the stories behind the dramatic scenery. Here is everything you need to know about the history of iconic landscapes like the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry, as well as lesser-known delights like the monastic site at Reask in County Kerry and the Doonfeeny Standing Stone in County Mayo. For those who want to get off the beaten track, there are trips to islands like Scattery, Inishmurray and, of course, the breathtaking Skellig Michael. This engaging and practical guide is an essential companion for any explorer wishing to dig deeper and discover the gems of this spectacular landscape.
Category: Travel

Ireland S Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Helen Fairbairn
ISBN : 9781848895676
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Wild Atlantic Way follows the magnificent 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. Routes 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. Praise for this author: ‘Handy, easy to use guide.’ Walking World Ireland. ‘Will be appreciated by local walkers and visitors alike.’ Irish Mountain Log. ‘Ideal for bringing out on a trail.’ The Irish Times Also by this author: ‘Dublin & Wicklow: A Walking Guide’, ‘Ireland’s Best Walks: A Walking Guide’, ‘Northern Ireland: A Walking Guide’
Category: Sports & Recreation

From The Air Ireland S Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Raymond Fogarty
ISBN : 1788490193
Genre : Atlantic Coast (Ireland)
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Raymond Fogarty's spectacular drone photography brings a new and thrilling aerial perspective to one of the world's longest coastal touring routes - Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.
Category: Atlantic Coast (Ireland)

Ireland S Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Carsten Krieger
ISBN : 1847176968
Genre : Atlantic Coast (Ireland)
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Take a photographic journey down Ireland's Atlantic coast from Donegal in the north to Cork in the south. This beautiful book showcases the west coast in all its wild beauty: dramatic views, abundant nature and wildlife, lighthouses, harbours and quaint seaside villages, as well as heritage, history and people. The Wild Atlantic Way is a fully-signposted route along the west coast of Ireland that brings the visitor to some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery and liveliest towns: from surfing in Rossknowlagh to birdwatching at the magnificent cliffs of Moher, from the boats in Galway Bay to traditional music in Doolin, from dolphins in Kerry to castles in Cork there's something for everyone on the wild west coast. Over 200 wonderful photographs. Maps showing each section of the Wild Atlantic Way: 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
Category: Atlantic Coast (Ireland)

Coast Recipes From Ireland S Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Rachel Allen
ISBN : 9780007462445
Genre : Cooking
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Follow bestselling author and TV chef Rachel Allen as she journeys along the beautiful Atlantic coast of Ireland, delivering over 100 recipes collected from her culinary odyssey.
Category: Cooking

A Bear A Bike And The Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Prof James Kelly
ISBN : 0995661405
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Searching for the Ireland of his youth, James Kelly travels a section of the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway to Dingle by bicycle...with a teddy bear called Kieran. The aim of the trip was to see if the Ireland of James' childhood was still around, and more importantly, if the fabled warm Irish-welcome to strangers still exists. Their journey starts in Dublin then snakes along the gorgeous west coast of Ireland, taking in some wonderful sights on the way. Finally they end up in a bar in Tralee, dancing the night away. This book follows the misadventures they have on the journey. The people they meet, the places they visit, and their struggle with the Irish weather. There are many travel books, memoirs and novels about Ireland. But there's only one adventure with A Bear, A Bike And The Wild Atlantic Way.

Ireland S Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Giles Norman
ISBN : 1848892411
Genre : Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland)
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Photographs of the beautiful western Irish coastline, from the inviting beaches of Cork to the rugged sea cliffs of Donegal. With photos and concise narrative, this book depicts the magnificent 2,500 km-long coastline and captures the essence of this
Category: Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland)