The Reader's Companion to Ireland
Divided geographically, this collection of satisfyingly long stories and excerpts gathers classic and modern travel writing on the Emerald Isle -- a wonderful introduction to Ireland.
The Irish World: The History and Cultural Achievements of the Irish People
Ireland, a Bicycle and a Tin Whistle
Ireland-Glorious Landscapes:: Over 200 Beautiful Views
An atmospheric collection of over 200 wonderful photographs showing the beauty and diversity of Ireland’s landscape.
'stunning high-quality images of countryside, skies and seas' -- Evening Echo 'a
perfect buy for visitors to Ireland and for those who are interested in our natural
history' -- Evening Echo 'Glorious Landscapes promises to be another hit' (for Carsten Krieger) -- Evening Echo 'a photographic love letter to the beauties of the Irish landscape' --Books Ireland
The West of Ireland: A Photographer's View
'There's a haunting quality to his work that makes even familiar images feel eerily new' Irish Independent 'The images are captivating and showcase dedicated work from a very talented photographer' Outdoor Photography
Through words and stunning images, the Emerald Isle is brought to life in Spectacular Ireland, a magnificent collection of 140 color photographs by some of Ireland’s best landscape photographers and elegant text by Peter Harbison, one of Ireland’s most distinguished voices and renowned archaeologists. This handsome volume celebrates Ireland, a small island country of extraordinary beauty, fascinating history, and evocative myths, where old and new thrive together. From ancient standing stones and breathtaking pastoral scenes to energetic cities of architectural sophistication, we take a photographic tour reflecting the soul of this spectacular island. A brief history of Ireland puts the images into historical context: from ancient Celtic dolmens to abbeys and castles, from lush pastures, fields of heather, and seaside cliffs to formal gardens, and from ancient villages to the rush of contemporary Dublin. But Ireland is much more than beautiful landscape. Much of the magic of the country lies in the people themselves; these are a people who cherish their land. It is a rich heritage—of history, magic, and mystery—that makes Ireland a favorite destination for tourists and armchair travelers alike
The Companion Guide to Ireland
A comprehensive guide to Ireland for the traveler with a focus on history and culture. Anecdotal, literate and often entertaining.
Ireland and the Irish
impressionistic portrait of the two Irelands, based on interviews with leaders and ordinary people from every walk of life, includes their insights and the author's own observations and analysis. Anatomy of the country, this book is a most useful guide for the visitor wanting a complete picture of modern Irish life and the prevailing social and economic trends.
Eyewitness Travel Guide Ireland
This superb on-the-ground guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry
A Traveller's History of Ireland
From the Celts to the Norman invasions and modern-day Ireland, this short history is highly recommended for those who would like a brief overview of the Emerald Isle through the centuries
For the Love of Ireland: A Literary Companion
A rich anthology of writing about Ireland by such Irish luminaries as James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, William, Trevor, Frank McCourt, Edna O'Brien, and Samuel Beckett. The well-chosen excerpts, organized by province, evoke in wonderful literary detail the geography of Ireland. Highly recommended for any traveler, the anthology is also a fine introduction to Irish literature.
Ireland's High Places: From Mountians to the Sea
Mountains have inspired men since time immemorial. Following his move to Ireland, Rob Beighton turned his lens to the magnificent scenery of Ireland s mountain landscape a unique mixture of rock, peat, soil and vegetation, with ever-changing weather and light. Often stunningly beautiful, this book takes you on a journey into these mountains, from majestic Mount Errigal in Donegal to Hungry Hill on the Beara Peninsula. Conveying the splendour and aura of these ancient hills, Rob s images of spectacular natural beauty vary from wide panoramic views of mountainscapes to small details of stone, water, flora and fauna. While some of the mountains are in National Parks, most are privately owned, some are well known to tourists, and others are remote and rarely visited. With a sharp eye and artistic use of light Rob reveals an often new and fresh beauty in our mountains. The result is a breathtaking book of mesmerizing images that will delight the thousands who visit Ireland s mountains.
A Guide to the Landscape of Ireland
Ireland : The Emerald Isle and Its People
Ireland, A Concise History
With its lively even-handed tone and hundreds of well-integrated photographs and illustrations, this book conveys the essence of Irish history and the Irish experience.