Three Rock Books

Three Rock Books is a specialist Dublin-based publisher of quality books with an outdoor theme. Titles include Exploring Ireland, Cycling in Ireland, Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Bouldering in Ireland, Bouldering Essentials and Rock Climbing in Ireland.


Exploring Ireland


Essential reading for anyone with an interest in the outdoors, from families looking for gentle Sunday strolls to experienced adventurers seeking out challenging hikes, paddles and cycles. This inspiring guidebook contains over 1700 things to do and places to see across the length and breadth of the island of Ireland. It’s perfect for planning days out, weekends away and longer holidays.

The Adventure Map of Ireland

Printed on the same press as the Irish and UK Ordnance Survey maps, this large format (890mm x 1125mm), high-quality map is the ideal planning tool for your Irish adventures. On the reverse side is lot more detailed information.

Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Essential reading for anyone planning to visit the Atlantic coast of Ireland. Whether looking for ideas for weekend adventures or visiting from abroad you will find everything you need within this guide. This book’s focus is on the outdoors – on getting out into the fresh air, the wind, the sun and the rain – and experiencing the incredible natural beauty found everywhere along the coast.

Cycling in Ireland

Documents the best cycling that Ireland has to offer. With 80 routes spread across the entire island, there is something for everyone; from gentle, traffic-free cycles, ideal for the whole family, to long challenging routes packed with relentless climbs. The routes range in length from 8km to 207km on a variety of surfaces including tarmac roads, gravel tracks, canal towpaths and singletrack.

The Hiking Map of Ireland

This detailed A2 poster documents Ireland’s wonderful hiking and walking. It includes the island’s mountain ranges, peaks and hills as well as its National Waymarked trails, Pilgrim Paths and shorter hiking trails. It also highlights the Wild Atlantic Way, the National Parks and Forest Parks.

The Cycling Map of Ireland

This colourful A2 poster documents Ireland’s cycling routes, long and short. It includes the island’s long-distance routes, mountain bike trail centres, cycles hubs and greenways. It also highlights the Wild Atlantic Way, a number of challenging climbs and plenty of locations ideal for family cycling.

This huge A0 poster features Ireland’s long-distance walking and cycling trails, pilgrims paths, greenways, blueways, signposted hiking trails, cycle hubs, mountain bike trails, the Wild Atlantic Way, beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, islands, national parks and forests.

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.

Bouldering in Ireland

Details every major and minor bouldering area across the length and breadth of the island of Ireland including Glendalough and The Wicklow Mountains, The Reeks, The Burren, Connemara, North West Donegal, Inishowen Peninsula, Fair Head, The Mournes and many more.

The complete guide to bouldering. This book is packed with clear, practical advice for everyone interested in bouldering whether a complete beginner looking to learn the basics, an indoor climber keen to start bouldering outdoors or an experienced boulderer who wants to explore advanced topics such as dynamics, strategy, tactics, training and highballing.


Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

I’d recommend this guide for people planning on travelling all or part of the Wild Atlantic Way, those who want to explore their own county, or anyone who needs reminding just how beautiful our coastline is and how much there is to do here.

Cycling in Ireland

It’s obvious author David Flanagan has meticulously researched the routes and there are superb photographs to do each of them justice.”

Rock Climbing in Ireland

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