Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Read Me... I'm Irish!

IN celebration of all things St. Patricks plan a trip to the Emerald Isle with travel guides or armchair travel down Ireland's history.
An Irish History of Civilization by Don Akenson
Akenson weaves ironic and playful historical miniatures of Irish misery, folly, and glory. Like the archetypal stories in the Talmuds, the artful fictions in An Irish History of Civilization are universal, big truths that require a big canvas. Akenson follows his chosen peoples on their odyssey around the globe in a story like no other, the lines between history and fiction irretrievably lost in the mists of Irish time.

Pauline Frommer's Ireland: Spend Less See More

With Pauline Frommer's Ireland you'll:
- Tap into a wealth of affordable accommodations, from coastal cottages with breathtakng sea views, to central city apartments close to all the action in Dublin.
- Make Ireland's stunning scenery your backdrop for inexpensive golf, horseback riding, sailing, fishing, cycling, and hiking.
- Learn the art of comic improvisation in Cork City, or the volcanic, organic detailing of raku ceramics in West Cork
- Discover Belfast and Northern Ireland, where former prisoners are now tour guides and troubled spots are must-see neighborhoods.
- Get inside the "other" Ireland and meet locals at art classes, attend backroom folk music jams at the neighborhood pub, visit local markets, and more.

Fromer's Ireland 2010

Some say the heart of Dublin beats in the neighborhood of Temple Bar. See chapter 6 of this great guide for more details. The guide features a foldout map, plus detailed maps throughout,
exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information. As well there are candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, nightlife and walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Lonely Planet Ireland
In this updated ninth edition, a new color section focuses on Ireland's rich cultural history in music, literature, art, and myth. Readers can also get to know the Irish in the Local Voices chapter.

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