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The Irish Coast To Coast Walk - a Cicerone guidebook

Cover of The Irish Coast to Coast Walk
11 Nov 2011
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
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1st Published
10 Mar 2005
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The Irish Coast to Coast Walk

Dublin to Bray Head

by Paddy Dillon
Book published by Cicerone Press

The guidebook describes walking the 370 mile waymarked route through Ireland from Dublin in the east to Bray Head in the southwest on the Atlantic coast. Created by linking the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, Munster Way, Avondhy Way and the Kerry Way. An opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle.

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The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links several waymarked routes – the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way and the Kerry Way. Whether you intend to split this route into sections and enjoy the walk over a period of time, or walk it in one go, the alternative high-level routes along the way enable you to make the adventure as challenging as you like.

The guide includes:

  • the 387-mile route broken down into 24 day stages
  • a description of alternative high-level routes
  • a comprehensive introduction to walking a long-distance route in Ireland
  • information on accommodation along the way.

  • Seasons
    Winter months not ideal – possible snow and muddy paths. Could rain at any time of year, but this is Ireland!
  • Centres
    Dublin, Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel, Fermoy, Mallow, Killarney, Cahersiveen, Portmagee
  • Difficulty
    Waymarked. 24-day schedule suggested (average 16 miles/day). Alternative high-level routes for more challenging options.
  • Must See
    Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough monastery, Killarney National Park, Ormonde Castle, The Lug Walk
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Coast to Coast Geology
Irish Weather
Irish Flowers and Animals
Access to the Countryside
Route Finding
Map Coverage
Travel to Ireland
Getting around Ireland
Food and Drink
Tourist Information Offices
When to Walk
One Man and his Dog
Daily Schedule
Emergency Services
Stage 1: The Wicklow Way
Day 1 Dublin to Marlay Park
Day 2 Marlay Park to Knockree
Day 3 Knockree to Laragh
Day 4 Laragh to Glenmalure
Day 5 Glenmalure to Tinahely
Day 6 Tinahely to Clonegal
Stage 2: The South Leinster Way
Day 7 Clonegal to Borris
Day 8 Borris to Inistioge
Day 9 Inistioge to Mullinavat
Day 10 Mullinavat to Carrick-on-Suir
Stage 3: The East Munster Way
Day 11 Carrick-on-Suir to Clonmel
Day 12 Clonmel to Newcastle
Day 13 Newcastle to Clogheen
Stage 4: The Blackwater (Avondhu) Way
Day 14 Clogheen to Araglin
Day 15 Araglin to Fermoy
Day 16 Fermoy to Killavullen
Day 17 Killavullen to Bweeng
Stage 5: The Blackwater (Duhallow) Way
Day 18 Bweeng to Millstreet
Day 19 Millstreet to Shrone
Day 20 Shrone to Muckross
Stage 6: The Kerry Way
Day 21 Muckross to Black Valley
Day 22 Black Valley to Glenbeigh
Day 23 Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen
Day 24 Cahersiveen to Portmagee
High-level Alternative Routes
Days 3-5 The Lug Walk
Days 7-8 Blackstairs Mountains
Days 11-12 Comeragh Mountains
Days 13-14 Knockmealdown Mountains
Days 19-20 Derrynasaggart Mountains
Days 22 MacGillycuddy’s Reeks
Days 22-23 Coomasaharn Horseshoe
Appendix A Glossary of Common Irish Words
Appendix B Irish Coast to Coast Walk Accommodation List
Appendix C Route Summary Table
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