The Unofficial Guide to Ireland

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 29, 2008 - Travel - 448 pages
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More than 4 million copies sold! This series is the only one that offers evaluations based on reader surveys and critiques, compiled by a team of unbiased inspectors.

• Hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price categories

• Extensive information on shopping, nightlife, and sports

• Easy-to-use, two-color design

• Detailed, 2-color maps

From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World®

"A Tourist's Best Friend!"
--Chicago Sun-Times

"Indispensable"
--The New York Times

The Unofficial Guide helps you get the most out of your trip to Ireland with frank, no-nonsense advice on:
* Ireland's most appealing city lodgings, country inns, castle hotels, and bed and breakfasts, thoroughly reviewed and ranked and rated for quality and value
* The best places to eat and drink, with tips on getting the best deals on meals
* Detailed itineraries and driving tours of Ireland's most scenic regions, plus dozens of countryside hikes and city walks
* Candid reviews of Ireland's most beloved sights and attractions, with tips on what to miss and what not to miss
* Where to hear traditional music, find the best pints, play a round of golf, and shop for Irish crafts

  

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Contents

An Overview of Irish History
9
The Best of Ireland
17
PART ONE Planning Your Visit to Ireland
35
Gathering Information
41
Other Travel Concerns
48
PART TWO Arriving
55
Tours and Exploring
62
Great Itineraries
72
Midleton and East Cork
220
PART SIX The Southwest of Ireland
237
Killarney
255
Around Dingle
270
WALKS AND DRIVES IN THE LOWER SHANNON 284285
284
Kilrush
299
PART EIGHT The West of Ireland
305
Galway
319

PART THREE Lodging Dining and Shopping
85
Getting around Dublin
98
Exploring Dublin
112
Dining in Dublin
145
Entertainment and Nightlife in Dublin
158
Day Trips from Dublin
172
WALKS AND DRIVES IN THE SOUTH 194196
194
Cork
207
Connemara
332
PART NINE The Northwest of Ireland
347
Around Sligo Town
364
PART TEN Northern Ireland
379
Around Belfast
401
Indexes and Reader Survey
419
Unofficial Guide Reader Survey
437
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About the author (2008)

STEPHEN BREWER is a writer and editor who loves his home and friends in New York City but is just as happy traveling. He is the author of several other guidebooks, including The Unofficial Guide to England, Frommer’s Best Day Trips from London, and Frommer’s Venice Day by Day, and is the coauthor of the forthcoming Frommer’s Italy Day by Day.

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