Ireland for Dummies

by Elizabeth Albertson
EUR12.99 ($14.55)
Relatively tiny Ireland (32,600 sq. miles) packs great attractions into a small area. You can pack a lot of diverse experiences into your trip with this book as your guide. Climb the cliffs. Kiss the blarney stone. Have a bowl of Irish stew and a pint of Guinness in a local pub. Pay homage to literary giants W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, or Frank McCourt. Play championship golf courses. Whether you’re a book lover or a golf nut…a history buff or a Celtic music fan…a full–fledged adventurer or a laid–back sight–seer, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this guide that gives you the scoop on:
  • Historic sights, including the 5,000 year old Newgrange Tomb, the burial mounds at Knowth, the storied Hill of Tara, ancient seat of the Irish high kings, and Glendalough, a monastic community founded in the sixth century
  • Gorgeous natural wonders, including the sheer Cliffs of Moher and Slieve League cliffs; the rocky, wildflower–studded Burren; the beautiful Aran Islands; the wild landscape of Connemara; and more
  • Cosmopolitan Dublin, hot–and–happening Belfast, and intriguing medieval villages
  • The Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl
  • Strolling through Powerscourt Garden or touring the Waterford Crystal Factory
  • Exploring Killarney National Park on horseback, on a bike, or on foot
  • Driving the Ring of Kerry with its seascapes, cliffs, and spectacular mountain views or the Dingle Peninsula with its patchwork of farms, plus sandy beaches, craggy cliffs, and more seascapes
  • Staying in an ancient but luxurious castle or a comfortable B & B overlooking a working dairy farm
  • Dining on diverse cuisines, ranging from Italian to Mediterranean to fusion and from meat–and–potatoes to sushi; enjoying great pub food at a local haunt or feasting at a medieval banquet in an authentic castle

Like every For Dummies travel guide, Ireland For Dummies, 4th Edition helps you make the most of your vacation. It includes:

  • Down–to–earth trip–planning advice
  • Info on the best ships for every budget
  • Tips on sightseeing at ports of call
  • Handy Post–it Flags to mark your favorite pages
No, this book can’t tell you where to find a leprechaun, but if you’re looking for other Irish sites, attractions or adventures, you’re in luck with this guide.
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