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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.

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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.

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Mapping Our Mountains (2)

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Full title: Lugnaquilla & Glendalough: 1:30,000 Detailed Map

Creator / Author: EastWest Mapping

Item Type / Page count: Map / 1 page folded down to 12 x 23cm

When Published: 2010 (updated in March 2013)

Publisher / Place of Publication: EastWest Mapping / Clonegal, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

About: This detailed map covers the area from Woodenboley across to Lough Dan, down to Ballinaclash and over to Kiltegan. It has been compiled using satellite imagery combined with foot slogging, cycling and driving through the area and depicts in detail the network of tracks, paths, forests & hills of interest to walkers etc. Many historical sites are plotted and named and it provides an excellent panorama both for the rambler and armchair historian.

ID number(s): 9781899815319

Extra #1: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #2: Link to the Publisher’s website

Mapping Our Mountains (1)

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Full title: Wicklow Mountains West: 1:30,000 Detailed Map

Creator / Author: EastWest Mapping & Barry & Clive Dalby (Survey Team).

Item Type / Page count: Map / 1 page folded down to 12 x 23cm

When Published: 2010

Publisher / Place of Publication: EastWest Mapping / Clonegal, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

About: This map takes in a major portion of the mountains located in the western half of the county. It has been compiled using satellite imagery combined with foot slogging, cycling and driving through the area. It includes many old placenames and historical sites and provides an excellent panorama both for the rambler and armchair historian. Lugnaquilla is not covered by this particular map, but is available as a separate publication.

ID number(s): 9781899815285

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Extra #2: Link to the Publisher’s 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.

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