Oileain - the Irish Islands Guide

Oileain - the Irish Islands Guide

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By (author) David Walsh

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  • Publisher: Pesda Press
  • Format: Paperback | 292 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm x 23mm | 800g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Bangor
  • ISBN 10: 190609537X
  • ISBN 13: 9781906095376
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour maps & photos
  • Sales rank: 121,197

Product description

Completely revised, this is the second edition of the sea kayaking guidebook - Oileain, The Irish Islands. The guide describes 270 more islands than the previous edition, has a wealth of new photos, a new design and improved presentation of the tidal information. Dave Walsh describes over 570 islands. The essential information for kayakers or anyone in a small boat is here: landings, camping, drinking water and tidal information. Any wildlife to be found is detailed and on the islands that are or have been inhabited there is a wealth of information on their history and archaeology. The stories are fascinating and often told with a wry humour which makes them very readable. The book is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and maps. The writing and photographs capture the very essence of the wild places described.

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David Walsh is a Dublin solicitor and Notary Public, living and working in Ranelagh with his wife Sheila. On a sailing/climbing trip to Spitsbergen in 1990 he saw sea kayaks glide between icebergs in a remote frozen Magdalena Fjord. He was blown away, and the next part of his life began immediately. He bought a sea kayak within weeks of getting home, and kayaking has consumed his life ever since. Islands became David's focus. He was a founder member of Irish Sea Kayaking Association and held the position of Chairman from 1995 to 2003, relinquishing the post only to see to the publication of the initial Oileain.