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A Very Strenuous Route

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Full title: Lugnaquillia and the Glen of Imaal

Creator / Author: David Herman, photography by Michael J. Stead

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 6p

When Published: 1995

Publisher / Place of Publication: Ward Lock / London.

Parent Publication [book]: Ireland: walker’s companion / by David Herman / 128pp

About: This is one of 23 walks that the author describes in a handy guide. He regards it as a ‘very strenuous route’ which covers over 15 miles starting and ending at the Glen of Imaal. It includes a detailed route description and map and comments on features of interest.

ID number(s): 0706373529 / 1860198791

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Includes map and two colour photographs.

Following the Pilgrims’ Progress (3)

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Full title: A Walk in the Garden

Creator / Author: Darach MacDonald

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 18p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: New Island / 2 Brookside, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14.

Parent Publication [book]: Tóchar: walking Ireland’s ancient pilgrim paths / by Darach MacDonald / 298pp

About: This is Chapter 7 of 11 chapters each describing the author’s personal odyssey of walking some of the sacred paths Ireland. He uses the journeys as an opportunity for spiritual reflection and tries to plan them to coincide with local observances of pilgrimage. In this chapter, he details the pilgrim path from Hollywood to Glendalough which he travelled in February 2010. His experience of what is called St. Kevin’s Road is not a great one, but he manages to reach Glendalough in one piece and throws in some interesting observations along the way.

ID number(s): 9781848402478

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #3: Link to the Publisher’s website.

Following the Pilgrims’ Progress (2)

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Full title: St. Kevin’s Way, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: John G. O’Dwyer

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 7p

When Published: 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Collins Press / West Link Park, Doughcloyne, Wilton, Cork.

Parent Publication [book]: Pilgrim paths in Ireland: from Slieve Mish to Skellig Michael: a guide / by John G. O’Dwyer / 122pp

About: This is Chapter 9 of 15 chapters, each detailing the author’s impression of an important ancient pilgrim route in Ireland. In this instance, he travels along St. Kevin’s Way from Hollywood to Glendalough. He is not greatly enamoured of the layout of the path, especially on the Hollywood side. However, the final destination at Glendalough more than compensates for earlier inconveniences. This walk, just like all others in the book, has directions, the degree of difficulty and estimated time.

ID number(s): 9781848891715

Extra #1: Includes map of the route and two photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

From Killamoat to Cranareen

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Full title: Rathdangan heritage trail : a walk through time from Killamoat Church to Cranareen Cemetery

Creator / Author: Rathdangan Community Council

Item Type / Page count: Booklet / 28p

When Published: 2009

Publisher / Place of Publication: Rathdangan Community Council / Rathdangan, Co. Wicklow.

About: A well-illustrated description of a heritage trail in the Rathdangan district which links many points of historical interest. Another excellent example of a local community initiative to highlight the heritage and history of their neighbourhood.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Introduction and Acknowledgements – Hello to Rathdangan [poem] / William Byrne — Rathdangan Heritage Trail map — Killamoat Church — From Killamoat Church [poem] / Tom Kelly — The Camp Field — School — The Moat — Football fields – The school and the Ruahan — The Butler’s field — The old road -– County football final — Mass house – Accident site – Shebeen – Rathdangan Church and O’Toole Memorial Hall — The village of Rathdangan: 18th to 20th century [1] Shops and public houses [2] Schools [3] Tradesmen [4] Fair — Toberowen – The shoeing stone — Moses Walsh’s schoolhouse — Mrs Kehoe’s shop — Kavanagh’s Tailors — Cornaan Barracks — Cornaan Church — Tubbernashankill — Cranareen Cemetery.

Extra #1: Includes map with photographs profusely interspersed throughout the text.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Link to the Rathdangan.com website

Following the Pilgrims’ Progress (1)

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Full title: St. Kevin’s Way, Hollywood to Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Peter Harbison and Joss Lynam

Item Type / Page count: Book / 40p

When Published: 2002

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Heritage Council / Kilkenny.

About: This litle book is No. 2 in the series ‘Medieval Irish Pilgrim Paths” This project aimed to identify, develop and support a network of walking routes along medieval pilgrim paths. Here we have St. Kevin’s Way or Slí Chaomhín stretching from Hollywood and/or Valleymount to Glendalough. The publication is particularly aimed at tourists as the general walking information is given in English, German and French.

ID number(s): 1901137384 / 9781901137385 / 1393-6808

Chapters: General walking information: English, German, French — Useful phone numbers and addresses — The Pilgrim Paths Project — Historical background — Key to map symbols — Main route: start from Hollywood — Alternative route from Valleymount — The old monastery at Glendalough — The Hollywood labyrinth stone — The pilgrim’s road: The Tochar — Bullaun stones — Turlough Hill Electricity Generating Station — The lead mines — Acknowledgements — Bibliography.

Extra #1: Contains maps of the routes and some photographs.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Walking in a Wicklow Wonderland

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Full title: Walking in Wicklow: a guide for travellers (afoot and awheel) through the Wicklow Mountains

Creator / Author: J. B. Malone

Item Type / Page count: Book / 172p

When Published: 1964

Publisher / Place of Publication: Helicon / Dublin

About: The classic walking guide to the Wicklow Hills. The author was well known for his ‘Open Air’ series of columns in the Evening Herald newspaper and a TV programme,  ‘Mountain and Meadow’.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Ways and means — The Western quarter (1) Around the lake — (2) Over Church Mountain — (3) Glenbride to Snugboro — (4) Along St. Kevin’s road — (5) Climbing Cleevaun — Heather deserts (1) The military road — (2) Two mountain lakes — (3) On Calary edge — (4) Djouce and the coffin stone — Glendalough and Glenmalure (1) From glen to glen — (2) Crossing Borenacrow — (3) The proud mountain — (4) Queen of the south — (5) Lugnaquilla from Glenmalure — Glen Imaal and westward (1) The round of Imaal — (2) West of Baltinglass — (3) Lugnaquilla from Imaal — The deep south (1) Aghavanna to Avoca — (2) South to Shillelagh — (3) Rathvilly to Aghavanna — (4) Croghan country.

Extra #1: includes illustrations, maps and index.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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