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Exploring Ireland


Exploring Ireland is 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.

This book’s 384 pages are packed with over 600 spectacular photos and detailed information on Ireland’s beaches, signposted walks, mountain hikes, long‑distance trails, blueways, greenways, cycle routes, forests, islands, rivers, lakes, heritage sites, parks and gardens, as well as a selection of interesting places to stay and eat.

Printed in Ireland by Walsh Colour Print in Castleisland, County Kerry.

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Exploring Ireland, a guide to the Irish outdoors is packed with inspiring and helpful information including:

  • Details of over 1700 places to see and things to do
  • Over 600 spectacular photos
  • Accurate coordinates for every location mentioned in the book
  • An overview map at the start of each chapter
  • Covers the entire island of Ireland
  • Produced and printed in Ireland

The book includes the following :

  • beaches
  • signposted walks
  • mountain hikes
  • long‑distance trails
  • blueways
  • greenways
  • cycle routes
  • forests
  • islands
  • rivers
  • lakes
  • heritage sites
  • parks and gardens
  • a selection of interesting places to stay and eat


ISBN 978-0-9567874-8-4
Authors David Flanagan and Richard Creagh
Format Paperback, 210x170mm, 384 pages, full colour

Shipping Costs

Island of Ireland FREE

UK and EU €14.50

US and Canada €21

Rest of the World €27

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What customers are saying on Facebook

Beautiful and practical!

Would totally recommend.

This book is brilliant. Just take it with you wherever you decide to explore and look up what’s there when you get there. No forward planning required!

This is a quality publication that everyone that likes the Irish outdoors should own. The photos are beautiful and it’s easy to get information about each location.

Beautifully designed book filled with well researched information.

Bought it – brilliant – worth every penny.

Fantastic. Everyone that comes in and see it can’t believe how good it is.

Will be invaluable for when traveling around the country to make sure I don’t miss any highlights.

Great guide.


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“It’s like a little bible…if you are touring around Ireland you would put it in the back of the car. This feels more authentic. It’s lovely, a really neat book. Well done, I have to say it’s great.”

Ryan Tubridy, RTE Radio 1

“This is the inspiration book. There are recommendations for every corner of Ireland – be it food, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, accommodation – whatever you’re looking for. So far I’ve been using this book as the springboard for adventure planning.”

Ellie Berry, Tough Soles

“Beautiful…there isn’t anything out there…it’s incredible…what a credit to the two of you. The two of you have come together to produce a great book, you should be so proud of it.”

Joe Duffy, RTE Radio

“This fantastic book has all the knowledge you need when discovering Ireland…The ideal glove compartment travellers guide. Don’t leave home without one.”

Joe O’Brien, Amazon UK

“A beautifully produced book which is a godsend for trips around Ireland. Local knowledge on a nationwide level The first thing packed in my car for any trip”

Gary, Amazon

“Brilliant, brilliant book. Suitable for everyone whatever you’re into.
Could not recommend this book enough”

Mary Hynes, Amazon

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