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Pilgrim Paths in Ireland – revised edition: From Slieve Mish to Skellig Michael

By John G. O’Dwyer


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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.

You can now get a certificate of completion of six of Ireland's Pilgrim Paths - click here to download your passport.

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • Published: 2017
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 mm
  • Number of pages: 152
  • ISBN: 9781848893153
  • Illustrations note: Maps, Photos,
The lightness of tone makes this a pleasant read - even for armchair pilgrims.
This book acts as the perfect satnav. It leads you along your chosen path.
This one has earned its place in the rucksack.
Entertaining read, even if you never leave the fireside.
A great addition to the seasoned hillwalker’s library.
May well end up being considered to be a bit of a minor classic.
Attractive little guide.

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