Ireland For Dummies
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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 centuryGorgeous 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 moreCosmopolitan Dublin, hot-and-happening Belfast, and intriguing medieval villagesThe Traditional Irish Musical Pub CrawlStrolling through Powerscourt Garden?or touring the Waterford Crystal FactoryExploring Killarney National Park on horseback, on a bike, or on footDriving 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 seascapesStaying in an ancient but luxurious castle or a comfortable B& B overlooking a working dairy farmDining 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 everyFor Dummies travel guide,Ireland For Dummies, 5th Edition helps you make the most of your vacation. It includes:Down-to-earth trip-planning adviceWhat you shouldn't miss--and what you can skipThe best hotels and restaurants for every budgetLots of detailed maps 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.Introduction.Part I: Introducing Ireland. Chapter 1: Discovering the Bestof Ireland. Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Ireland. Chapter 3: Deciding When and Where to Go. Chapter 4: Following an Itinerary: Four Great Options.Part II: Planning Your Trip to Ireland. Chapter 5: Managing Your Money. Chapter 6: Getting to Ireland. Chapter 7: Getting around Ireland. Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations. Chapter 9: Catering to Special Travel Needs and Interests. Chapter 10: Taking Care of the Remaining Details.Part III: Dublin and the East Coast. Chapter 11: Dublin. Chapter 12: Easy Trips North of Dublin: Counties Meath and Louth. Chapter 13: Easy Trips South of Dublin: Counties Wicklow and Kildare. Chapter 14: The Southeast: Counties Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, and Kilkenny.Part IV: Counties Cork and Kerry. Chapter 15: County Cork. Chapter 16: County Kerry.Part V: The West and the Northwest. Chapter 17: Counties Limerick and Clare. Chapter 18: County Galway: Galway City, the Aran Islands, and Connemara. Chapter 19: Counties Mayo and Sligo. Chapter 20: County Donegal.Part VI: Northern Ireland. Chapter 21: Counties Derry, Fermanagh, and Tyrone. Chapter 22: Belfast and County Antrim. Chapter 23: Counties Down and Armagh.Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 24: Top Ten Traditional Irish Dishes and Drinks. Chapter 25: The Top Ten Items to Buy in Ireland.Appendix: Quick Concierge.Index.Liz Albertson worked as an editor for Frommer’s Travel Guides for four years before making the leap to the other side of the computer as the author ofIreland For Dummies. When she isn’t researching and writing, Liz spends much of her time in Ireland sitting in on traditional music sessions, fiddle in hand. She currently teaches sixth grade in Nort
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