Pilgrim Paths in Ireland – revised edition

From Slieve Mish to Skellig Michael (Paperback)

By John G. O’Dwyer
This book will be available on 18/04/2017

Price: 14.99


In recent times the popularity of the Camino de Santiago has prompted renewed interest in pilgrim walks in Ireland. Increasing numbers now follow ancient Irish pilgrim paths to such holy places as Glencolumbkille, Croagh Patrick, Lough Derg and Glendalough.

John G. O’Dwyer has walked – or, in the case of Clonmacnoise, cycled – the pilgrim trails of Ireland, from Slieve Mish in the northeast, where Christianity may have had its first dawning in Ireland, to Skellig Michael in the southwest, where the known world once ended. Each walk description has directions, the degree of difficulty, estimated time and a map. The paths are varied and suited to a range of abilities, from casual ramblers to committed walkers. In each route the author recounts his feelings and experiences, and describes the entertaining and insightful characters he meets along the way.

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Bibliographic Data

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • Published: Due Apr 2017
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 mm
  • Number of pages: 152
  • ISBN: 9781848893153
  • Illustrations note: Maps, Photos,

Editorial Reviews

"This book acts as the perfect satnav. It leads you along your chosen path."

– Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

"This one has earned its place in the rucksack."

– Books Ireland

"Entertaining read, even if you never leave the fireside."

– Irish Mountain Log

"A great addition to the seasoned hillwalker’s library."

– The Irish Times

"May well end up being considered to be a bit of a minor classic."

– MountainViews


– Walkers Association of Ireland

"Attractive little guide."

– Irish Catholic

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