Catharina Day Ireland (Cadogan Guides)

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Ireland (Cadogan Guides)

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This comprehensive guide covers all the regions of Ireland--from the raw, rocky coastline of County Cork and the vibrant city of Belfast to the wild mountain scenery of Connacht and the windswept Arran islands. The guide captures the contrasts at the heart of modern Ireland--a place that offers a lively cultural scene and all the luxuries the traveler would expect of a thriving European country, but still retains its wildernesses and romantic charms. The author uncovers the myths, magic, and music of her beloved country with humor and affection. Alongside all the necessary practical information, there are sections on Irish music, the meaning of place names, tracing ancestors, and the legends of the fairy people. Now in its fifth edition, this guide has been updated to include color photographs, the most current listings, extensive touring maps, and the low-down on where to sail, fish, play golf, hunt, and ride.

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‘A real traveller’s companion, stuffed with essential facts, good regional and street maps and a host of local information’ -- The Countryman

‘Briskly written, it takes you around the important sights, while introductory chapters tackle the political and cultural background’ -- The Independent

‘Gets down to the best bits – the more unlikely travellers’ tales. This is what distinguishes the good from the indifferent... A fierce, fine effort’ -- The Daily Telegraph

‘Helps untangle the tightly plaited strands of Irish history, culture and religion, from the folklore of sacred trees to a glossary of political parties’ -- Travel Holiday Magazine

‘Ireland by Catharina Day is ideal for the independent traveller. The author grew up in Ireland and is good at finding obscure places’ -- Punch Magazine

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Put on your walking boots and a jumper and head for the craic: Ireland positively thumps to the beat of the bodhran, with a rhythm that will stir the hearts of most. Tread the streets of its vibrant cities; experience the Georgian squares and famous bars of Dublin; the stylish, cosmopolitan shops and cafes in Cork; and the new optimism in Belfast. Quest after the myths, music and magic of the Celts, great literary heroes, or the more quirky aspects of Irish country life, like strawberry fairs, pig-races and matchmaking festivals. This thoroughly revised new edition of Cadogan's guide will take you through one of Europe's most distinctive and welcoming countries, from the cultivated grounds of the Big Houses, through iridescent, speckled landscapes, to the wild and windswept west.This guide includes practical travel advice; over 670 hand-picked places to stay; over 820 restaurants, pubs & cafes; 36 maps & town plans; color touring-map section; stunning color photography; newly expanded section on tracing your ancestors. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 684 pages, color photos, maps)

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