Rock Climbing in Ireland

A must-have for visiting climbers on a roadtrip as well as Irish climbers looking to venture beyond their local crag

Rock Climbing in Ireland documents the best of Irish rock climbing. It details over 400 classic climbs spread across 22 crags in some of Ireland’s wildest, most beautiful coastal and mountain areas. With routes from Diff to E9 there is plenty for all climbers no matter what their ability and taste.

Packed with extensive maps, precise topos, detailed route descriptions and inspiring action photos, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in Irish climbing.

Areas covered include:

  • Dalkey Quarry
  • Luggala
  • Glendalough
  • Glenmalure
  • Coumshingaun
  • Carrauntoohil
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Dún Séanna Head
  • Ailladie
  • Ben Corr
  • Muckros Head
  • Sail Rock
  • Malin Beg
  • Cnoc na Mara
  • Lough Belshade
  • Lough Barra
  • Cruit Island
  • Owey Island
  • Gola Island
  • Inishowen
  • Fair Head
  • Pigeon Rock
  • Hen Mountain
  • Binnian North Tor
  • Buzzard’s Roost
  • Slieve Lamagan
  • Spellack
  • Bearnagh Slabs
  • Slieve Beg
  • Lower Cove

“Flanagan’s book will become a classic, with its high-quality photographs and accurate route descriptions… [this] lavishly illustrated and well-designed anthology collects the best climbs of the country into one volume for the first time.

Harry McGee, Irish Times

Not only does it make you want to climb yet to be visited crags in Ireland, it also makes you want to revisit familiar crags and try lines you’ve perhaps been ignoring or forgotten. What better recommendation can there be than that?”

Gary Smith, Irish Mountaineering Club

Buy Rock Climbing in Ireland

ISBN 978-0-9567874-2-2
Author David Flanagan
Format Paperback (288pp)
Price  €25 (including shipping worldwide)





Map of Irish rock climbing