Adventure is closer than you think.
Ireland’s wild scenery and dramatic landscapes call out for exploration, and this inspirational guide will open your eyes to the huge variety of exhilarating outdoor experiences the country has to offer. Whether you want to sea kayak around remote stacks and arches, discover delicate stalactites in underground caverns, stand amidst a colony of breeding seabirds or scramble up a rocky ridge to the country’s highest summit, this book shows you how.
From snorkelling in County Cork to island-hopping in County Donegal, there are trips to suit all levels of expertise in every province of Ireland. With all the practical details you need to plan your outing – including comprehensive route descriptions, handy trip-summary boxes and maps – you can set off to explore the country’s most spectacular spots in confidence.
Embark on an epic journey to tick off the whole bucket list, or cherry-pick your favourite activities for weekend adventures. Either way you’re guaranteed to be invigorated by the scale of Ireland’s natural wonders.
Helen Fairbairn is a full-time writer of outdoor activity guides. Her books include Northern Ireland: A Walking Guide (2012), Dublin & Wicklow: A Walking Guide (2014), Ireland's Best Walks (2014) and Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way: A Walking Guide (2016). She has also written Lonely Planet guidebooks to the Rocky Mountains and the European Alps. She lives in County Sligo with her two children and husband, the acclaimed landscape photographer Gareth McCormack, who supplied the imagery for this book (www.garethmccormack.com).