The Mountains of Ireland
A Guide to Walking the Summits
By Paddy Dillon
A comprehensive guidebook to walking Ireland's 200 summits of 2000ft or more and to the 12 peaks exceeding 3000ft. Described clockwise from Wicklow to the Mournes in 70 walking routes.
CentresDublin, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Westport, Sligo, Derry and Dundalk.
DifficultySome routes more challenging than others. Some scrambling, also boggy ground, thick tussocks of grass and dense covering of heather.
Must SeeSummiting Carrauntoohil, and all the other mountains. Recovering in the warm and dry after a wet and windy expedition.
A comprehensive guide, now the classic guide, to Ireland's 200 summits of 2000ft or more and to the 12 peaks exceeding 3000ft. The mountains are described clockwise from Wicklow to the Mournes, and offer a choice of 70 walking routes.
The guide divides the peaks into 5 groups, and at the start of each is described 'Paddy's Way' - the way the author tackled them - so that anyone who wants to emulate him has full directions.
The guide includes summiting Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain as part of the Coomloughra horseshoe, the twelve Bens of Connemara, the Maum Turks, the Blue Stack mountains and the mountains of Donegal.
The Plan of this Guide
Walk 1: White Hill, Djouce Mountain, War Hill
Walk 2: Tonduff, Kippure
Walk 3: Seahan, Corrig Mountain, Seefingan, Seefin
Walk 4: Carrigvore, Gravale, Duff Hill, Mullaghcleevaun East Top, Mucclaghcleevaun
Walk 5: Silsean, Moanbane
Walk 6: Tonelagee, Scarr
Walk 7: Turlough Hill, Camaderry
Walk 8: Mullacor, Lugduff, Conavalla
Walk 9: Clohernagh, Corrigasleggaun
Walk 10: Ballineddan Mountain, Slievemaan, Lugnaquillia, Camenabologue East Top, Camenabologue
Walk 12: Keadeen Mountain
Walk 13: Croaghanmoira
Walk 13: Mount Leinster
Walk 14: Blackstairs Mountain
Walk 15: Slievenamon
Walk 16: Knocksheegowna, Knockanaffrin, Fauscoum North Top, Fauscoum, Coumalocha, Seefin, Coumaraglinmountain
Walk 17: Knockaunabulloga, Knockshanahullion
Walk 18: Sugarloaf Hill, Knockmoylan, Knockmealdown, Knocknagnauv, Knocknafallia
Walk 19: Laghtshnaquilla, Greenane, O’Loughnan’s Castle, Binnia
Walk 20: Galtybeg, Galtymore, Monbrack, Lyracappul,. Knockaterriff, Temple Hill
Walk 21: Keeper Hill
Walk 22: Musheramore
Walk 23: Mullaghanish
Walk 24: Caherbarnagh
Walk 25: The Paps (East) The Paps (West)
Walk 26: Knockboy, Caoinkeen, Gullaba Hill, Barrerneen
Walk 27: Coomnadiha
Walk 28: Knockowen
Walk 28: Maulin, Hungry Hill
Walk 30: Crohane
Walk 31: Mangerton North Top, Mangerton Mountain, Stoompa
Walk 32: Knockbrack, Dromderalough
Walk 33: Boughil, Knocknacappul, Knocklomena
Walk 34: Broaghnaabinnia, Stumpa Duloigh, Stumpa West Top
Walk 35: Mullaghanattin, Beann North Top, Beann, Beann West Top, Bean South Top
Walk 36: Knocknagantee, Knockmoyle, Coomura, Coomanassig, Finnararagh
Walk 37: Coomcallee, Coomcallee West Top
Walk 38: Knocknadobar, Knocknadobar East Top, Knocknadobar Far East Top
Walk 39: Meenteog, Coomacarrea, Teermoyle Mountain, Mullaghnarakill, Been Hill, Beenmore, Drung Hill
Walk 40: Colly
Walk 41: Skregmore West Top, Skregmore, Skregmore East Top, Knockbrinnea, Beenkeragh, Carrauntoohil, Caher, Caher West Top
Walk 42: Cnoc na d’Tarbh, Cnoc an Bhráca, Cruach Mhór, The Big Gun, Cnoc an Chhuillin, Cnoc na Toinne
Walk 43: Tomies Mountain, Tomies South Top, Shehy Mountain, Purple Mountain
Walk 44: Caherconree, Baurtegaum
Walk 45: Stradbally Mountain, Beenoskee, Coumbaun
Walk 46: Slieveanea, Slieveanea North Top, Gowlanebeg, Banoge North
Walk 47: Ballysitteragh, Brandon Peak, Brandon Mountain, Masatiompan
Walk 48: Derryclare, Bencorr, Bencollaghduff, Benbreen, Bengower, Benbaun, Benfree, Muckanaght, Bencullagh
Walk 49: Corcogemore, Mullach Glas, Binn Mhór, Binn Chaonaigh, Binn idir an Dá Log, Letterbreckaun, Leenaun Hill
Walk 50: Maumtrasna, Devilsmother
Walk 51: Ben Creggan, Ben Creggan South Top, Ben Gorm
Walk 52: Sheefry Hills West Top, Sheefry Hills, Sheefry Hills East Top
Walk 53: Mweelrea, Ben Bury, Ben Lugmore
Walk 54: Croagh Patrick
Walk 55: Slievemore, Croaghaun
Walk 56: Corranabinnia South Top, Corranabinnia, Glennamong, Nephin Beg, Slieve Cor
Walk 57: Birreencorragh
Walk 58: Nephin
Walk 59: Cuilcagh
Walk 60: Truskmore, Tievebaun
Walk 61: Croaghbann, Ardnageer, Bluestack, Lavagh More, Lavagh Beg
Walk 62: Slieve Snaght
Walk 63: Dooish
Walk 64: Errigal
Walk 65: Muckish
Walk 66: Slieve Snaght
Walk 67: Mullaghvclogha, Dart Mountain, Sawel Mountain, Meenard Mountain, Mullagheany
Walk 68: Eagle Mountain, Shanlieve
Walk 69: Slieve Binnian, The Black Castles, Slievelamagan, Cove Mountain
Walk 70: Slieve Muck, Slieve Loughshannagh, Slieve Meelbeg, Slieve Meelmore, l Slieve ieve Bearnagh, Slieve Commedagh, Slieve Donard, Chimney Rock Mountain
Mountains of Ireland listed by height.
OS Discoverer Series 1:50,000
1:25,000 Sheet: Comeragh Mountains
1:25,000 Sheet: Mourne Country
1:30,000 Harveys Superwalker Map of Connermara
1:30,000 Harveys Superwalker Map of the Wicklow Way
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Walk 1 - There is a board walk all the way over White Hill to the gap between it and Djouce Mountain
Walk 4 - There is a parking space about 2km along the Sally Gap/Laragh road and a path from there leads all the way to the summit of Carrigvore.
Walk 5 - At the start, instead of entering the forest, it is possible to follow the edge of the forest, from near the end of the Garryknock road, then continue to Silsean.
Walk 6 - There is a good path up Scarr, starting opposite the car park at Glenmacnass.
Walk 7 - There is now a path between the two summits.
Walk 8 - There is now an easy path between Mullacor and Lugduff, and a vague path onwards to Conavalla.
Walk 64 - There is a purpose-built car park on the R251 where the path to Errigal starts.
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States. Paddy is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.View Articles and Books by Paddy Dillon
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