We aim to provide a prompt mail order service at reasonable cost. But you may well prefer to buy locally in an outdoor store, book shop or newsagent. Here is a list of retailers that stock some or all of our maps. Please do let me know if you find them short of stock for any reason. I will then contact them to renew their stock or else delete them from this list. If you can't purchase locally and think you should be able to, please ask your local newsagent etc. Thanks.
If you are looking for a copy of our new Blackstairs, Mount Leinster & Barrow Valley map, the following shops have a stock as of early May, 2013.
Dublin: Great Outdoors & Outdoor Adventure Store
Tinahely: Symes & Co Newsagent, Tinahely, Co.Wicklow.
Carnew: Victor's Newsagent, Carnew, Co.Wicklow.
Clonegal: P.J.Dunne's, Clonegal, Co.Carlow.
Bunclody: O'Leary's Newsagent, Main Street, Bunclody, Co.Wexford.
Graignamanagh: Doran's Supervalue, Main Street, Graignamanagh.
This new map of Blackstairs, Mount Leinster and The Barrow Valley is now available from our website. Printed at 1:25,000 scale, the map covers from Bagenalstown to Bunclody and Ballywilliam to The Rower, an area of c.650 square kilometres. To facilitate this, the map is printed both sides of the sheet with an overlap at the Scollagh Gap (Sculloge Gap). Printed on tough Enduro paper, the map is both water resistant and very tough. Retail price is €9.95.
We have recently published second editions of two of our maps: 1) Dublin & North Wicklow Mountains and 2) Lugnaquilla & Glendalough. These are now available in standard folded format and we also have a small quantity of unfolded, flat sheets. Please note that you do not need to set up a user account if you do not wish to. Nor do you need to set up a PayPal account - see FAQ for further advice on this.
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Thanks Barry D
This is a name I've come across up near Scarr & the Bracket Rocks - I thought it was the Lough Spit Stone on account of view of Lough Dan etc. However talking to Jim O'Toole up in Rathdangan, he told me about a old boundary - a mearing up on the mountain in Aughavannagh which was known locally by the same name. He said the word was connected with digging - a spit, and the lock-spit was the next layer down.
I'm currently working away on map revisions for the Dublin Mountain and Lugnaquilla areas. The map for Mount Leinster and Blackstairs region is just on hold for the moment until I can get back to finish off the research. It'll be a good map when it's done, probably my best work to date.
Augh or Agh in a placename is generally thought to come from one of three sources, depending on the situation of the name: Áth - a ford, Achadh - a field or Each - a horse.
I'm still working away on a map of Mount Leinster & Blackstairs. We have a high proportion of the survey fieldwork completed as of November 2012, a few things to tidy up and check, also part of Brandon Hill. Working on placenames currently, visiting local farmers etc. I hope to have all this complete and ready to print for February 2013, all going well and depending on weather and other work committments.
We now have a comprehensive digital map and navigation system available for our Dublin & Wicklow mapping. This runs on the Satmap Active 10 GPS unit which can be carried on the walk and will update you exactly as to your current position. The unit also has a route planning function to help you assess the length of a proposed walking route and amount of ascent and descent etc. The mapping is at a nominal scale of 1:25,000 with a 1:50,000 layer to assist planning and overview. More detail on our digital mapping page plus the online catalogue.