Contains evocative descriptions of more than 70 wild places in Southern and Northern Ireland with details of how to get there, where to stay and what to do. Covers many activities including walking, climbing, cycling, bird-watching, fishing, riding, caving and sailing.
'A magical natural history tour, his lyrical style truly lights the way.' - The Guardian. 'Has history, birds, animals, flowers, mountains, and where to stay - not only along Connemara's "electroencephalographically ragged coastline". A holiday in itself.' - Ann Barr, Harpers & Queen.
About the Series. Wild Ireland: An Introduction. The Key to Ireland's Wild Places. Chapter 1: Donegal and Sligo - Inishowen Peninsula, Fanad Head to Rosguill, Bloody Foreland, Aranmore, Crohy Head, Dawros Head, Slieve League Peninsula, Errigal and the Derryveagh Mountains, Blue Stack Mountains, Lough Derg, Glens of Sligo and North Leitrim, Knocknarea, Inishmurray, Ox Mountains. Chapter 2: The West - Barony of Erris, The Mullet and Islands, Nephin Beg, Achill Island, Furnace Lough, Croagh Patrick, Killadoon, Mallaranny and Clew Bay, Mweelrea Mountains, Connemara Highlands, The Western Way, Partry Mountains and Lough Mask, Iar Connacht, Inishbofin, Lough Corrib, Aran Islands, The Burren, Coole Lough, The Burren Way, Loop Head, Shannon Estuary. Chapter 3: Kerry and Cork - Dingle, Blasket Islands, Iveragh Peninsula, Valencia Island, The Skelligs, Beara Peninsula, Dursey, Mizen Head, Cape Clear Island, Lough Ine, Sherkin Island, Central County Cork. Chapter 4: Lakeland and the Central Plain - Lough Allen and the Iron Mountain, Bricklieve Mountains, Lough Gara, Lakeland, Lough Ree, The Cavan Way, Little Brosna River, Lough Derg and the Lower Shannon, Slieve Bloom. Chapter 5: The South-East - Slievefelim and the Silvermine Mountains, The Galtees, Knockmealdowns, River Blackwater, The Comeraghs, Slievenamon, Blackstairs Mountains, Waterford Harbour and River Barrow, South Wexford and the Saltee Islands, Wexford Slobs. Chapter 6: Wicklow and the East - Wicklow Mountains, Ireland's Eye, River Boyne. Chapter 7: Northern Ireland - The Mournes, Lough Neagh, Strangford Lough, Glens of Antrim, Rathlin Island, Giant's Causeway, Sperrin Mountains, Lough Erne, Marble Arch. Glossary. Useful Addresses. Index.
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Brendan Lehane was born in England of Irish parents. His interests are widely spread, but he has written more on Ireland and natural history than anything else. His books include The Companion Guide to Ireland, Dublin in the Time-Life Great Cities series, Early Celtic Christianity, The Power of Plants, The Compleat Flea and Natural History. In 1999 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.