Fodor's Ireland 2011
About This Book
Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice.
Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse.
Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Ireland as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of Irish geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook.
What’s Covered? Get to Know Ireland: Kerry and Limerick Counties are nestled in the southwest of Ireland, with sights that top every tourist’s must-see list. Make sure you have your camera on hand as you explore the brazen scenic coastal drive of the Ring of Kerry, Ireland’s prettiest village, Adare, and walk through Killarney’s purple mountains in the Gap of Dunloe.
In the southeast, follow in the footsteps of St. Patrick at the Rock of Cashel, dig the ducal lifestyle at Lismore, and romp in the brisk waters of the pristine beaches around the fishing village of Ardmore. After exploring Cork City, be sure to take in the treasures of County Cork---from Blarney Castle to the breathtaking views over Bantry Bay. Set with postcard-perfect villages like Doolin, the lunar landscape of the Burren, and the towering Cliffs of Moher, County Clare are pure tourist gold.
Connemara and County Mayo remain the most Irish part of Ireland. Connemara is a misty bogland, studded with deep-blue lakes and distant purple hills while outside the main towns of Castlebar and Westport, the rest of County Mayo has long empty roads leading to isolated shorelines and stunning vistas.
The Northwest region of Ireland covers the most northern part of Ireland’s Atlantic coastline. From the varied cultural footprints in County Slingo like the Yeats Trail, many travelers head north to Leitrim, a county best know for its lakes flowing in the River Shannon, and then on to County Donegal—isolated, beautiful, and famed for its Celtic inheritance.
Northern Ireland has positively bloomed since the peace dividend of recent times. From the beauty of Antrim’s coastline to the vibrant cultural renaissance of Derry and Belfast, the region has emerged into a present full of promise and possibility. Cross the Giant’s Causeway, slide into a cozy snug in a pub on Belfast’s Golden Mile, and trail after Eire’s “wee folk” in the shimmery Glens of Antrim.
Most travelers to Ireland will not be able to resist a stop over to Dublin, Ireland’s capital, and one of Europe’s most popular city-break destinations. With magnificent museums including the Hugh Lane and the National Museum, Georgian architecture, and of course, hundreds of pubs, the city’s pleasures are uncontainable.
Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor’s Ireland 2011 but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.
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