Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
Planning a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way?
This compact book, packed full of information and great photos is essential reading, whether you are an Irish or an overseas visitor.
Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has so many little features that are BIG pluses. Firstly, it’s size - it’s what could be described as a mini-hardback with a soft cover! Huh? Well, it’s small enough to pack into a rucksack but the paper and outstanding photographs are hardback quality. Other great features include the useful reference points that you can plug into a phone or other device and the route maps which are clear and attractive.
This book is generally, well researched and contains loads of practical information on places and activities along the route. There are endless cycling, kayaking and hiking suggestions and it’s obvious that the author (rightly!) believes that this is the best way to explore the WAW. However, the book doesn’t get bogged down in the detail, but is easy to read and there are plenty of web links if you need more information about something specific.
There are only two very minor criticisms that I could level at this book, firstly that some of the information could be a little more up to date - as an example, it would have been nice to see the newly restored Signal Tower & Lusitania Museum included in Cork section on The Old Head of Kinsale area. Secondly, the typesetting can be a little basic, however, to be honest, this doesn't take away from what is a great, value for money, guide book.
This book is a great starting point for researching a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way; definitely one to bring on your journey and those spectacular photos make it ideal as a gift or as a reminder of an awesome trip!
€22.50 available from the publishers, Three Rock Books