Holiday Walks in Ireland – Connacht
|ISBN||ISBN-10: 1 85058 754 X|
Sigma Leisure's 'Holiday Walks' series aims to offer a selection of walks in a particular area. Connacht is the Wild West of Ireland, yet this guidebook explores not only the mountains, but also some gentle, easy walks too.
The route research took three weeks and although it was spring, the weather was decidedly wintry at times. The book offers 24 walks and an overview of the Castlebar International Four Day Walks. An attempt has been made to include at least one short stretch from the many waymarked trails that criss-cross the area, as well as choosing wonderfully wild walks and routes that show off the history and heritage of the area.
The toughest walk in the book is probably the ascent of mighty Mweelrea, the highest mountain in the Province of Connacht. That walk was completed last of all, on a splendid day, before cloud rolled in from the sea and it rained for the best part of a week!
Originally, the publisher considered a four-volume series of 'Holiday Walks' titles, covering the four historic Provinces of Ireland, but the idea never progressed beyond the first book. Copies can usually be obtained through Amazon.
|Walk 1||Athleague, Castlecoote and Castlestrange|
|Walk 2||Ballymoe and Ballintober|
|Walk 3||Ballyfarnon, Moytura and Geevagh|
|Walk 4||The Arigna Mountains|
|Walk 5||Glenade, Arroo and Wild Cat's Hole|
|Walk 6||Glencar and the Castlegal Range|
|Walk 7||King's Mountain and Benbulbin|
|Walk 8||Collooney, Slieve Daeane and Ballygawley|
|Walk 9||Foxford and Carraighabhainn|
|Walk 10||Portacloy, Benwee Head and Carrowteigue|
|Walk 11||The Bangor Trail|
|Walk 12||Dooagh, Croaghaun and Achill Head|
|Walk 13||Clare Island and Knockmore|
|Walk 14||Murrisk, Croagh Patrick and Leckanvey|
|Walk 15||Mweelrea from Delphi Bridge|
|Walk 16||Killary Harbour coastal walk|
|Walk 17||A circuit of Inishbofin|
|Walk 18||Cleggan, Claddaghduff and Omey Island|
|Walk 19||Connemara National Park|
|Walk 20||The Glencorbet Horseshoe|
|Walk 21||The Glencoaghan Horseshoe|
|Walk 22||Máméan and the Maum Turk Mountains|
|Walk 23||Clonbur and Mount Gable|
|Walk 24||Inishmore and Dun Aengus|
|Walk 25||Castlebar International Four Day Walks|