A guide to Ireland’s Pilgrim Paths. Each walk includes clear directions, the degree of difficulty, estimated time and a map. The paths are varied and suit a range of abilities, from casual ramblers to committed walkers. Well known Irish Times walking correspondent, John G. O’Dwyer, has written an excellent book covering the main Pilgrim Paths around Ireland.
John G. has walked 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. The book is written in an extremely readable style and contains many interesting insights into the historic backgrounds of the paths, along with amusing details of encounters the author had with many fascinating character when completing Ireland’s most renowned spiritual trails. Passports for Ireland’s Medieval Pilgrim paths are now available at Camino Information Centre, St. James’s Church, Dublin or Ballintubber Abbey in Co Mayo.