Pilgrim Paths in Ireland
New edition

ISBN-13:
9781848893153

Ireland's ancient network of sacred paths means there is no need to travel abroad to enjoy symbolic trails in the footsteps of generations past. John G. O'Dwyer has walked these pilgrim trails. His well-received guide is now updated with five additional journeys of homage, including Kerry's Cnoc na dTobar and Wicklow's St Declan's Way.
The popularity of the Camino de Santiago has prompted renewed interest in pilgrim walks in Ireland. Our ancient network of sacred paths means there is no need to travel abroad to enjoy symbolic trails in the footsteps of generations past. Increasing numbers now follow ancient routes through captivating Irish scenery to such holy places as Glencolumbkille, Croagh Patrick, Lough Derg and Glendalough. John G. O'Dwyer has walked these pilgrim trails, 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. His well-received guide is now updated with five additional journeys of homage, including Kerry's Cnoc na dTobar and Wicklow's St Declan's Way. Each walk includes clear directions, the degree of difficulty, estimated time and a map. The paths are varied and suit a range of abilities, from casual ramblers to committed walkers.Whatever your beliefs, enjoy a sublime escape from the present with an outdoor experience that reaches unbroken from time immemorial.
'Great addition to the seasoned hillwalker's library.' The Irish Times 'Entertaining read, even if you never leave the fireside.' Irish Mountain Log 'May well end up being considered a minor classic.' MountainViews 'This book acts as the perfect satnav. It leads you along your chosen path.' Micheal O Muircheartaigh
college teacher of tourism and heritage studies. A keen hillwalker, he is a founder member of Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers with twenty-five years' experience of leading groups in the mountains of Ireland, the UK, Europe and Africa. He regularly contributes to The


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