The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland

The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland

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Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2011, c2000
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780500289310
050028931X
Branch Call Number: 941.5009 FITZSIM
Characteristics: 200 p. : col. ill., map ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Hugh

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Aug 09, 2013

The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland --- by Christopher Fitz-Simon, Photographs by Hugh Palmer. Once you’ve seen this book, it may be very difficult to say “no” to a trip to Ireland. The cocktail table sized book is resplendent with photographs of the most beguiling places in Ireland. There is also lot’s of extremely helpful text to fill in the gaps, the history, the spirit of the photos. Most of the villages are well off the high road. And they are beautiful. Some are much older than others. Some are no more than two or three houses large. Some are snuggled on embayments whilst others joust bold headlands. Some straddle streams while others are spread like orange marmalade on a slope. Some feature moldering castles, others display ancient churches. There are locks on the Grand Canal, an ancient mine and smelter, fishing ports and peat bogs; sheep drives and grand vistas. Planning on going to Europe: here’s the inspiration for a stop-off in Ireland. Going to Ireland: here’s a list of must-see places for your itinerary.

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