Ireland's County High Points -
A Walking Guide - In the Media

Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide was by far the most talked-about Irish walking guidebook during its first year of publication in 2012.

The book has since become a popular talking point on Facebook and Twitter where dedicated County High-pointers have been posting up photos of themselves with the book 'on location' (see also the 'Book on Tour' photo page).

Below is some of the media publicity and reviews the book has received so far:


30 August 2012

Book reviewed by Walking & Hiking in Ireland.

(Ireland's online walking & outdoor pursuits magazine)

"Kieron Gribbon has produced a superb guidebook which will no doubt become the Bible on this particular activity."

Read the full Walking & Hiking in Ireland review here


18 August 2012

Beginner's Pluck, Irish Examiner

"This superb walking guide is beautifully written and produced. It’s a book to treasure." (Sue Leonard, journalist)

Read the full Irish Examiner article here


9 August 2012

Hidden Ireland, Irish Examiner

"Gribbon’s volume is idiot-proof and is full of useful information: grid references, maps and pictures. It is ended with a handy space to tick off your climbs." (Dan McCarthy, journalist)

Read the full Irish Examiner article here


12 July 2012

Fit Magazine (Irish Independent supplement)

"From Kerry's Carrauntoohill to Westmeath's less-than-lofty Mullaghmeen - the lowest of our County High Points - Gribbon makes them all interesting and accessible." (Conor O'Hagan, journalist)


16-22 June 2012

RTE Guide competition**

"Ireland's County High Points... if you're someone who likes bagging - and bragging - that you've been at the top of every county in Ireland it might be the book for you..." (Donal O'Donoghue, RTE Guide)

**Prize: a complete set of all ten books in the 'A Walking Guide' series published by the Collins Press (includes Ireland's County High Points)

(Competition closed on 22 June 2012)


15 June 2012

Hill walking interview on RTE Radio 1's Mooney Goes Wild

A very interesting interview with Helen Lawless of Mountaineering Ireland. Contains positive comments about the series of walking guidebooks published in recent years by the Collins Press. Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide gets a special mention and recommendation 9 minutes in.

Listen to the full interview using the audio player below.

Hill walking interview - Mooney

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6 April 2012

Book reviewed by Mountainviews.

(Ireland's largest online hill walking community)

"Very attractively produced with numerous maps and high quality photographs... All the information you require to get to the top is in the book... Ireland's County High Points will find a welcome space on lots of hillwalkers' book shelves..." (Aidan Dillon, Mountainviews member)

Read the full Mountainviews review here


29 March 2012

Author interview on Today FM's The Ray D'Arcy Show

"I think this is going to fascinate people... Very detailed... Lovely pictures... Good maps..." (Ray D'Arcy, radio presenter)

Listen to the full interview using the audio player below.

Kieron on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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31 December 2011

Ireland's County High Points - A Walking Guide had the honour of being the only walking guidebook to feature among the Irish Times' book recommendations for 2012.

Read the full Irish Times article here