Author: Thomas Reid
Author: Thomas Reid
This is a snapshot of an Ireland that was about to vanish. Two years after the publication of this book, the Great Irish Famine ravaged the land, hastening the end of Gaelic Ireland and the Irish language.
Author: Johann Georg Kohl
View: 138A German traveller's perception of Pre-famine Ireland, with explanatory notes and index added to the original text. This is a snapshot of an Ireland that was about to vanish. Two years after the publication of this book, the Great Irish Famine ravaged the land, hastening the end of Gaelic Ireland and the Irish language. Kohl's journey took him through the four provinces and the cities of Dublin, Limerick, Waterford and Belfast. He encountered such men as Daniel O'Connell and the great temperance campaigner, Father Mathew. He talked to beggars in their huts, gentry in their countryseats and men of religion. He visited monastic relics, archaeological sites, linen factories steeple-chasing, and a range of diverse places, always reminding the readers of the poverty of the ordinary people, social injustices and the wretched conditions in the country. His commentaries are enlivened with information about the historic context and folklore associated with the locations he visited.
From rugged landscapes to welcoming citizens to a unique culture steeped in hundreds of years of history, Ireland is a tourist's ultimate destination.
Author: Thomas Hollowell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 625There are few places on earth that compare to Ireland. From breathtaking landscapes to a unique culture steeped in history, Ireland is a tourist's ultimate destination. This guide features expert tips for you to get the most out of your trip to Ireland, including: Transportation, lodging, customs, and emergency advice The scoop on cultural attractions in all major cities (and in the country!) The best dining and shopping experiences for any budget Where to find traditional pubs and cutting-edge clubs How to take a genealogical tour in Ireland If you want to know Everything about traveling in the country of cottages and castles, limericks and literature, cozy pubs and exciting nightlife, then this is the easy and insightful guide you've been searching for.
Antiquarian republications Travels In Ireland - J.G. Kohl - This is a very readable
account by a German visitor of his tour around Ireland immediately before the
Great Famine. (1845). J.G.Kohl's account has been sub-divided for the
Author: Johann Georg Kohl
View: 234JG Kohl's account of Ireland in 1844 gives us a glimpse of the years after Catholic Emancipation and before the Irish Famine. His journey took him through the four provinces. Part Two takes him to Tarbet, Tralee, Killarney, Bantry, Cork, Kilkenny and Waterford. As a German traveller he makes insightful comparisons, not only with the British mainland, but with other parts of Europe. He visits isolated settlements, hedge schools, Killarney and meets the gentry, traders, fisherman and small farmers along the way. He comments on their struggles, lifestyles, habits, transport and customs. He examines the development of food processing in Cork and the export trade of Waterford. He revels in the beauty of the rivers that flow into the southern harbours of Ireland and discusses at length three great Irish passions of the time - horse racing, temperance and repeal. A wonderful resource for local historians and those of Irish descent who want to know how their ancestors lived. Footnotes and an index have been added.
Whether you're seeking the surreal beauty of the Giant's Causeway, the historic halls of Trinity College, or the perfect pub to enjoy a pint of Guinness, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Ireland has to ...
Author: DK Travel
Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel
View: 566DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks Discover Ireland with this essential travel guide to this great island, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you've even packed your case - step back in time at Newgrange and other ancient sites across the country, explore the legendary Giant's Causeway, or sample Dublin's best pubs and restaurants. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Ireland covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing. * Gorgeous, all-new color photography so you can imagine yourself there * Reasons to love Ireland: world-class museums, breathtaking scenery, ancient castles, and the indefinable craic - what will yours be? * See Ireland from a different angle - 38 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the island * A year-long calendar of events in Ireland gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons * Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe * Detailed, color maps help you navigate the country with ease * Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds * The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop * Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route. * Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, Powerscourt Estate and Bantry House * Covers Southeast Dublin; Southwest Dublin; North of the Liffey; Beyond Dublin's City Centre; Southeast Ireland; Cork and Kerry; the Lower Shannon; the West of Ireland; Northwest Ireland; the Midlands and Northern Ireland. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Ireland is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. On a city break? Try our DK Eyewitness Top 10 Dublin guide. About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
Whether you’re seeking the surreal beauty of the Giant’s Causeway, the historic halls of Trinity College, or the perfect pub to enjoy a pint of Guinness, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Ireland has to ...
Author: DK Travel
Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel
View: 985DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland is your in-depth guide to the very best of Ireland. From touring historic castles to exploring the countryside along the mystical Ring of Kerry to drinking Guinness in Dublin's coziest pub, experience the best of what the Emerald Isle has to offer. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland. - Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. - Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. - Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. - Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. - Area maps marked with sights. - Detailed city map of Dublin includes street finder index for easy navigation. - Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. - Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland truly shows you what others only tell you. Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Dublin, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dublin, which offers the most complete coverage of Ireland's capital city, trip-planning itineraries, and more. Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.
All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey.
Author: Martin Dorey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 325Forget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast. This is a look at taking life slowly. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. It's about stopping and putting the kettle on. Stopping to take a picture. Stopping to enjoy stopping. How are you going to do it? In a camper van or a motorhome, of course. In this book we define the best driving routes around Ireland for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around Ireland on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun; often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for surfers, wildlife watchers, climbers and walkers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, the scariest and most interesting. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome – we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey. All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to pastures, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!
Covering all aspects of travel since the 12th century, this guide provides a reference on Irish travel literature. The book also examines the tradition and content of tourist guides to Ireland.
Author: John McVeagh
Publisher: Irish Amer Book Company
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 887Covering all aspects of travel since the 12th century, this guide provides a reference on Irish travel literature. The book also examines the tradition and content of tourist guides to Ireland. The information included ranges from diary-accounts of journeys undertaken through the country and towns of Ireland, written for the information of others, to private writings, such as the 17th-century account by Mary Granville of her journey to Galway. There are also excerpts from the journals and letters of historical figures, such as John Wesley and Mary Wollstonecraft. Furthermore, the author has added to the bibliographical data for each entry wherever possible, indicating the itinerary followed by the writer in question.
Ireland is green, pleasant and relaxed, but behind the smiling faces and noisy pubs lies a long and tragic history.
Author: John Murray
Publisher: Lonely Planet
View: 866Ireland is green, pleasant and relaxed, but behind the smiling faces and noisy pubs lies a long and tragic history. Lonely Planet provides solid travel information on where to stay, what to see and how to get around for varying schedules along with realistic background on history, culture, and politics. Color insert.
Recounts the author's experiences hitchhiking on a bet all the way around Ireland with a small refrigerator, and shares his impressions of the people and places along the way.
Author: Tony Hawks
View: 292Recounts the author's experiences hitchhiking on a bet all the way around Ireland with a small refrigerator, and shares his impressions of the people and places along the way.
Author: Jack W. Densmore
Inside Rick Steves Ireland 2020 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through Ireland Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and ...
Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
View: 549Wander rustic towns, emerald valleys, lively cities, and moss-draped ruins: Experience Ireland with Rick Steves by your side. Inside Rick Steves Ireland 2020 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through Ireland Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Rock of Cashel and the Ring of Kerry to distilleries making whiskey with hundred-year-old recipes How to connect with local culture: Hoist a pint at the corner pub, enjoy traditional fiddle music, and jump into conversations buzzing with brogue Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a Guinness Self-guided walking tours of atmospheric neighborhoods and awe-inspiring sights Trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Irish phrase book, historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Annually updated information on Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, County Wexford, Kinsale, Cobh, Kenmare, The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, County Clare, the Burren, Galway, the Aran Islands, Connemara, County Mayo, Belfast, Portrush, the Antrim Coast, Derry, County Donegal, and much more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Ireland 2020. Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Ireland.
This is the first illustrated account of Jonathan Swift's life-long and extensive travels around Ireland.
Author: Joseph McMinn
Category: Authors, Irish
View: 747This is the first illustrated account of Jonathan Swift's life-long and extensive travels around Ireland. In a series of chapters based on places and journeys (including his many voyages across the Irish Sea), this study explores Swift's sense of Ireland, quoting extensively from his critical and detailed observations about people, culture and landscape. Using a wide range of contemporary illustrations, this account gives a unique and vivid appreciation of Georgian Ireland, notably the changing character and shape of Dublin, and recreates the strong sense of adventure that distinguishes Swift's attitude towards his birthplace. This is a dramatic biography as well as a topographical narrative, one which tells the story of Swift's life from a traveller's viewpoint. It dispels the myth of Swift as a misanthropic recluse, and shows him as a most energetic and sociable writer utterly committed to the improvement and well-being of Ireland.
Nan Donohoe was an Irish Travelling woman, one of Ireland’s indigenous gypsies or “tinkers.” Traditionally, they traveled the countryside making and repairing tinware, sweeping chimneys, selling small household wares, and doing odd ...
Author: Sharon Bohn Gmelch
Publisher: Waveland Press
Category: Social Science
View: 842Margaret Mead Award finalist! Nan Donohoe was an Irish Travelling woman, one of Ireland’s indigenous gypsies or “tinkers.” Traditionally, they traveled the countryside making and repairing tinware, sweeping chimneys, selling small household wares, and doing odd-job work. Over time, they came to live on the roadside in trailers and in government-built camps. Told largely in her own voice, Nan’s saga begins in 1919 with her birth in a tent in the Irish Midlands; it follows her life in Ireland and England, in countryside and city slums, through adversity and adventure. Gmelch brings to her task not only the resources of anthropology, but the skill of a sensitive writer and a warmth that allows her to see Nan as a person, not a subject. What emerges is a human story, filled with cruelty and compassion, sorrow and humor, bad luck and good.
This is a must read for travelers to Ireland who want to know...Who are the Celts? Who are the Scotch-Irish or Ulster Scots? Where did red hair come from? What was the land like at the dawn of modern humans?
Author: Leslie Ann Lee
Publisher: Leslie Lee Publisher
View: 799We Are The Land is an exploration of Ireland--its ancient history, DNA, and culture through the adventurous search of four sisters for their Irish ancestry. The author's interest in how ancient languages evolved and migrated leads readers through the heart of Ireland to the modern revolution of the ancestral DNA of the Irish people. The author investigates the parallels between mythology, anthropology, DNA, and climate to lead the reader to a broader understanding of Ireland, its people, and the western world. This is a must read for travelers to Ireland who want to know...Who are the Celts? Who are the Scotch-Irish or Ulster Scots? Where did red hair come from? What was the land like at the dawn of modern humans? What were the origins of Irish hospitality, music, and scintillating wit? Who built the megaliths such as Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth? What was the "potato famine"? The book explores these and other questions for those of us with Irish heritage, and others, who wish to understand before we visit Ireland.
IrishRail.ie, operates train service to mostmajor cities in Ireland, while Bus
Eireann/Irish Bus, www.Buseireann.ie, runs buses to major cities, airports and
towns/villages. For short distances or journeys to/from bus/rail stations, taxis are
Author: Patricia Preston
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 245Ireland Travel 101 The “travel Bible” for the Emerald Isle – East, South, West and North. Brimming with must-do experiences and off-the-beaten-path adventures, this book zeros in on how to find “the real Ireland” – the places that are high on the travel radar for a great Irish vacation. The fast-flowing chapters present the “wow” factors, sightseeing highlights, time and tactics needed to explore, hospitable hotels, recommended restaurants and cafes, noteworthy pubs, specialty shops and craft centers, local markets, useful tidbits and trivia, nearby digressions, and hundreds of helpful web site addresses. All of this information is capped by suggested day-to-day itineraries that you can use for your own special route. Author Patricia Preston has “been there, and done that” all over Ireland, and she is happy to share her insider’s tips with you. And if you still have questions, just go to Pat’s web site, www.IrelandExpert.com, and you’ll have your answer within 24 hours. For memorable travels and quite a few surprises, too, Ireland Travel 101 is the right book for you.
DK Travel. Banking and Local Currency The Republic and Northern Ireland have
different currencies. The euro is ... When travelling between Northern Ireland and
the Republic, there's no shortage of money-changers in towns near the border.
Author: DK Travel
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
View: 487Discover the true beauty, culture and history of the Emerald Isle with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland 2017, your indispensable companion to the very best this small nation has to offer. Discover Dublin's finest cultural icons with a visit to Trinity College to marvel at the Book of Kells, witness ancient Celtic construction at Newgrange and the Hill of Tara. Outdoor lovers can explore the country's finest beaches along the Southeast coast, see the wonder of Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway and travel along the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork to Donegal. Wherever you choose to visit, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland 2017 covers the very best attractions, hotels, shops and restaurants in Ireland, all accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photography. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
Vols. for 2004- by Christopher Somerville.
Author: Christopher Somerville
Publisher: National Geographic
View: 174Vols. for 2004- by Christopher Somerville.
This book analyses travel texts aimed at the emergent Irish middle classes in the long nineteenth century.
Author: Raphaël Ingelbien
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 129This book analyses travel texts aimed at the emergent Irish middle classes in the long nineteenth century. Unlike travel writing about Ireland, Irish travel writing about foreign spaces has been under-researched. Drawing on a wide range of neglected material and focusing on selected European destinations, this study draws out the distinctive features of an Irish corpus that often subverts dominant trends in Anglo-Saxon travel writing. As it charts Irish participation in a new ‘mass’ tourism, it shows how that participation led to heated ideological debates in Victorian and Edwardian Irish print culture. Those debates culminate in James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’, which is here re-read through new discursive contextualizations. This book sheds new light on middle-class culture in pre-independence Ireland, and on Ireland’s relation to Europe. The methodology used to define its Irish corpus also makes innovative contributions to the study of travel writing.
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet’s Best of Ireland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
View: 292Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet’s Best of Ireland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander from village to village along Connemara’s coast, discover music-filled pubs in Galway and sample the best pint of Guinness you’ve ever had in Dublin – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ireland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Best of Ireland: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics Covers Dublin, Counties Meath & Louth, County Wicklow, County Galway, Aran Islands, County Clare, Antrim Coast, County Cork, County Kerry, Belfast, Kilkenny City, County Tipperary, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Best of Ireland is filled with inspiring and colourful photos, and focuses on Ireland’s most popular attractions for those wanting to experience the best of the best. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. ‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times ‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveler's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)