Connemara & Mayo -
A Walking Guide

Title:  Connemara & Mayo - A Walking Guide

Author:  Paul Phelan

Publisher:  The Collins Press

ISBN:  9781848891029

First published:  2011

Summary:  Walking guidebook detailing thirty-three quality routes of various grades on the mountains, coasts and islands of Counties Galway and Mayo in the west of Ireland.

On the back cover:  Connemara and Mayo form an area known for stunning scenery and this guidebook describes some of the region's best and most spectacular walks. A wide variety of walks and terrains are covered: easy two-hour walks on surfaced paths; two- to three-hour flat island and coastal walks; two- to four-hour gentle hill and mountain hikes; and four- to seven- hour strenuous hill walks. Detailed instructions are provided along with information regarding archaeology, history, landscape, flora and wildlife. Maps are included for each walk, while photographs illustrate the routes and give a sense of the beautiful landscape. This is the most comprehensive walking guide to the area published for some time.

Content & credits:  160 pages. Words [by Paul Phelan]. Colour photographs [by Paul Phelan and others (Sean O'Farrell)]. Digitally-produced, colour route location and detail maps [by others (uncredited)].

Route location map (walk start points):

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Other walking guidebooks for this area:

The area covered by this book is also dealt with by the following list of recommended titles.

  Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide

  Hiking in Ireland

  Walking in Ireland

  Best Irish Walks

  West of Ireland Walks

  The Mountains of Ireland

  Irish Coastal Walks


Counties covered by this book:

This guidebook contains walking routes in the following counties.

  County Galway

  County Mayo