Before you set off, read our handy guide to trail markings in Ireland:
The Yellow Walker will be your best companion during your time hiking in Ireland. Most hiking trails across Ireland are marked at regular intervals with this symbol. Most of the time, the Yellow Walker is also supported by a yellow arrow (see image), and in many cases they can be followed both ways.
However, bear in mind if you are walking in an area with looped walks intersecting the trail there might be more than one arrow so keep an eye for other colour-coded arrows and walking signs.
Another popular marking in Ireland, particularly in classic and well established trails, is the brown heritage trail sign (pictured) for each specific walk including its name in English and in Irish.
You will find these on the The Barrow Way, The Beara Way, The Wicklow Way, etc…
If you are following the Wild Atlantic Way by bike, you will encounter the blue Wild Atlantic Way markings.
You will also encounter those entering/leaving towns if you are walking on the Wild Atlantic Way.
However, walking trails organised by IrelandWays.com will be mainly off-road so you will be following for most part the yellow man (our best friend!) and yellow arrow, as well as brown heritage trail markings.
Need inspiration or more information about our hiking in Ireland tours? contact the IrelandWays.com travel specialists
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