Ireland Bothy – The Adirondack shelters

Adirondack shelters originate, as the name suggests, in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state. They are a popular feature in US wilderness areas and in Nordic countries where they are used as temporary accommodation during hiking and fishing trips. The shelters are constructed with three sides, a pitched roof and a raised platform which can sleep four or five people. Where fire rings exist, those using them are asked to minimize the use of dead or downed wood, keep fires small and leave firewood for the next users. As of 2017 there are three shelters along the Wicklow Way and two in the Nephins in Co. Mayo. Each shelter has a visitor book in which visitors from over Ireland, Europe, North America and further afield have left their comments and appreciation. For more details click here.

Wild Nephin Overnight Shelters

Lough Avoher Adirondack Shelter– Location: Wild Nephin, Co. Mayo
+54° 0′ 14.23″, -9° 37′ 11.56″, F 938073

Altnabrocky Adirondack Shelter – Location: Wild Nephin, Co. Mayo
+54° 02′ 983″, -9° 36′ 487″, F947123

Wicklow Way Overnight Shelters

Mucklagh Adirondack Shelter – Location: Wicklow Way – National Waymarked Way
+52° 54′ 55.08″, -6° 24′ 16.31″, T 074861 

Mullacor Adirondack Shelter – Location: Wicklow Way – National Waymarked Way
+52° 58′ 17.44″, -6° 22′ 32.41″, T 092924

Brushers Adirondack Shelter – Location: Wicklow Way – National Waymarked Way
+53° 1′ 49.73″, -6° 17′ 18.53″, T 149991

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