With its unique mix of jaw-dropping landscapes, lively cities, friendly people and buzzing nightlife, it's hard to beat a trip to Ireland. Explore Ireland is part of a brand-new series and is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 16 easy-to-follow routes around the country, from historic Dublin and the Celtic romance of the Rock of Cashel to the stunning landscapes of the Ring of Kerry. Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to Ireland's exciting cuisine, fantastic shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities and key historical dates. Hand-picked places to eat and drink are highlighted in each tour and in the directory section, which contains a wealth of useful practical information, including a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are plotted on the useful pull-out map, and evocative photography captures the essence of this alluring gem of a country.