Rick Steves' Ireland

Rick Steves' Ireland

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Rick Steves' Ireland

Rick Steves' Ireland

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Product No:
Rick Steves & Pat O'Connor
Avalon Travel Publishing
Edition Date:
January 2011
115 x 203 x 22 mm
378 g
Sales Rank:
4820 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Though a relatively small island, Ireland has had a large impact on the rest of the world - from the literate monks who pulled Europe out of the 'Dark Ages' to today's high tech 'Silicon Bog' economy. Historical currents still run deep, as travelers wander through ancient moss-covered forts crouching in lush valleys and catch their breath on castle turrets crowning windswept hilltops. Charming fishing villages dot the coast near wave-battered cliffs. And there really are forty shades of green.

In Rick Steves' Ireland, you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on trip planning, the best sights, hotels, restaurants, tourist offices, transportation, telephones, festivals and holidays, mail and e-mail, weather, easy-to-follow maps, and great self-guided neighborhood walks.

  • Dublin and Surroundings: including Dun Laoghaire, Howth, Valley of the Boyne, Bru na Boinne, Trim, Glendalough, the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish National Stud
  • South Ireland: including Kilkenny, Rock of Cashel, Waterford, County Wexford, Kinsale, Cobh, Kenmare, the Ring of Kerry and Skellig Michael
  • Dingle and Surroundings: including a Dingle Peninsula Loop Trip, the Blasket Islands and Tralee
  • More of the West: Galway, County Clare, the Burren, Aran Islands, Connemara and County Mayo
  • Northern Ireland: Belfast, Bangor, Portrush, the Antrim Coast, Derry and County Donegal
  • Ireland Past and Present: Irish History, Irish Art, Irish Literature, Irish Language, Irish-Yankee Vocabulary
  • NEW! Full-color fold-out Planning Map: This handy 14½" x 19½" map includes all of Ireland plus handy close-ups of Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Galway, Dingle, and the "Ring of Kerry" peninsulas

Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

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