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365 Days in Ireland Calendar 2008 (Picture-A-Day Wall Calendars)

McCann, Colum Author

9780761145585: 365 Days in Ireland Calendar 2008 (Picture-A-Day Wall Calendars)

These are the wonders of Ireland: misty pastures and ancient dolmens. The cliffs of Slieve League. Lively seaside villages. A Bloomsday tour of Dublin. Sailboats clustered in Kinsale Harbor, the Galway Races, magnificent castle gardens, witty Guinness ads, medieval abbeys fallen to ruin, the Rock of Cashel, a swan drifting along the gentle Shannon. Combining the lyrical writing of novelist Colum McCann with hundreds of gorgeous photographs by Tim Thompson, 365 Days in Ireland celebrates the windswept beauty and indomitable spirit of the Emerald Isle, and captures the thread of magic that meanders through the whole of the land.

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THE ROCK OF CASHEL, FANAD HEAD, A BLOOMSDAY TOUR OF DUBLIN

Every day—every moment spent in Ireland is a seduction. The dramatic sea spray of Cork's Roaring Water Bay. The Slieve League Cliffs. Light reflecting off the River Liffey. Crumbling relics of the past—towers, abbeys, dolmens. A fiddler fiddling in the pub, the Irish Derby, Blarney Castle of myth and story, witty Guinness ads, a swan gliding down the Erne. These are the wonders of the Emerald Isle, imbued with history and memory and a deep sense of place.

Combining the lyrical writing of novelist Colum McCan with hundreds of gorgeous photographs by Tim Thompson, 365 DAYS IN IRELAND captures the essence and heart of the land—the windswept beauty, indomitable spirit, and the thread of magic that wends through it all.

About the Author:

Tim Thompson is the photographer of the book Ireland, by Susan Poole, as well as a number of other travel books.

Colum McCann, the prize-winning author of Fishing the Sloe-Black River, This Side of Brightness, and most recently, Dancer: A Novel, has been called “the literary heir of Frank McCourt.”

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