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Ireland's best walks 25 best summer walks in Ireland - from coastal paths to summit tombs

Welcome to Part Two of our guides to Ireland’s best walks! Today, we list 25 great summer walks all over the island

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Walking on Slieve Beagh. Pic: Monaghan Tourism

Walking on Slieve Beagh. Pic: Monaghan Tourism

Walking in Wicklow. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

Walking in Wicklow. Photo: Pól Ó Conghaile

Leenane, Co Galway

Leenane, Co Galway

Ballyhornan beach with Guns Island in the background

Ballyhornan beach with Guns Island in the background

The clifftop between Glencolmcille and Port, Co Donegal

The clifftop between Glencolmcille and Port, Co Donegal

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Walking on Slieve Beagh. Pic: Monaghan Tourism

Here, you’ll find 25 one-day hikes chosen from the country’s most famous long-distance trails or way-marked ways by guidebook writer Helen Fairbairn.

The routes cover the entire country, and all sorts of terrain from beach to bog, forest to mountain top. But you don’t need to be a seasoned hiker to enjoy them — there are shorter trails for strollers or for families with young children to savour too.

All the routes are fully way-marked and can be tackled in one go, though you might find you want to walk the entire route across a series of weekends.


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