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Lonely Planet, Jan 1, 2006 - Travel - 732 pages
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From its cosmopolitan cities filled with old-fashioned blarney, to its lush, lilting landscapes and wild craggy coastlines, Ireland's charming contrasts exceed all expectations. Whether you're here for the croic in a quiet country pub or out to explore a land of legends, let this inspirational guide connect you with the green heart of the Emerald Isle. UNCOVER THE MYTHS - from the Giant's Causeway to the Blarney Stone, get behind the fables. EXPLORE MORE with recommended Itineraries to get you off the beaten track. GET BACK TO YOUR BOOTS - hints and tips on researching the family tree. DELVE INTO THE PAST with in-depth coverage of the country's turbulent history. SLEEP SOUNDLY - charming country houses, swanky city pads and cosy B&Bs - discerning recommendations for every budget.

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User Review  - 34newyorker -

This book was very helpful. I liked how they described the history of ireland. Also I enjoyed the detailed descriptions about the specific sites to visit. The book has helpful maps to plan an organized itinery. Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Ryan - Goodreads

LP is better than the Fromner's guide but it's debatable if they're needed in this day and age. Learned more from searching the NY Times than either book. Their value is in providing a framework to search the Internet from for all the latest and greatest. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Davenport was born in and spent most of his youth in Dublin. He graduated from Trinity College.

Beech has a degree in anthropology from Cambridge University.

Hannigan spent 15 years as a fisherman in Britain.

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