Books about Ireland

Rick Steves Ireland 2017
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Rick Steves Ireland 2017

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Ireland.

With this guide, you can explore lively Dublin, quaint Kilkenny, and the moss-draped ruins of the Ring of Kerry. Navigate meandering back roads that lead to windswept crags on the dramatic Dingle Peninsula. Explore Ireland’s revered past by following St. Patrick’s footsteps to the Rock of Cashel. Marvel at Newgrange, the mysterious mound older than the pyramids; then connect with today’s Irish culture by grabbing a pint at the local pub, enjoying the fiddle music, and jumping into conversations that buzz with brogue.

Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You’ll get up-to-date recommendations on what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Lonely Planet Ireland (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Ireland (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Ireland is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Slurp oysters and clap your hands to spirited fiddle music in a lively Galway pub, explore medieval castles in Dublin and beyond, or set off amid vibrant green hills toward Atlantic coastal trails; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ireland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Ireland Travel Guide:

Full-colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience – including
customs, history, art, literature, music, landscapes, sports, food and drink
Free, convenient pull-out Dublin map (included in print version), plus over 80 colour maps
Coverage of Dublin, Waterford, Kilkenny, Cork, Kerry, Kildare, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Sligo, Donegal, The Midlands, Louth, Belfast, Armagh, Derry, and more


Fodor’s Ireland 2016 (Full-color Travel Guide)

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Ireland, including Dublin’s elegant architecture, the West’s dramatic landscapes, and Northern Ireland’s revitalized capital, Belfast. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Temple Bar to the Ring of Kerry
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on traditional music and literary Dublin
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Ireland
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Ireland

Experience the best of Ireland with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland. This newly updated travel guide for Ireland will lead you straight to the best attractions this country has to offer, from touring historic castles to exploring the countryside along the mystical Ring of Kerry to drinking Guinness in Dublin’s coziest pubs.

Extensive itinerary recommendations help plan trips to Ireland by length of stay, whether you have just one day to spend in Dublin or two weeks to explore the countryside.
Neighborhood walking maps through Dublin and Ireland’s small towns show you the sights at a glance and help you make the most of your visit.
Hotel and restaurant listings include DK Choice special recommendations.

Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland, you’ll find DK’s famous cutaway illustrations of major architectural and historic sights, museum floor plans, and 3-D aerial views of key districts to explore on foot, along with in-depth coverage of the country’s history and culture. Maps are marked with sights from the guidebook and include a street index for Dublin.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Frommer's Ireland 2017 (Complete Guide)
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Frommer’s Ireland 2017 (Complete Guide)

Written by a veteran journalist, Frommer’s Ireland 2015 shows travelers how to experience the country the way the locals do. This classic Frommer’s series includes exact prices; candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions and hotels in every price range (from hostels to guest-accepting castles); and dozens of detailed maps. We also include advice the tourist board wouldn’t approve of: which sites to skip, how to avoid the crowds, and how to stretch your travel budget further, whether you’re on a lavish honeymoon or backpacking it. Erin go Bragh!