Ireland (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

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9780751347036: Ireland (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

The uniquely visual "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Ireland" is your indispensable guide to the Emerald Isle. This fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the country's must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns of Ireland. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions this diverse country has to offer. "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Ireland" will help you discover Ireland region by region; from the bustling capital, Dublin, to stunning Killarney National Park. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, car or ferry. Plus, "DK Eyewitness Travel"'s excellent insider tips will get you under the skin of Ireland, from finding the top fishing spots to discovering the best venues for Irish jazz. "DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Ireland" shows you what others only tell you.

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You'd be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive, engrossing and just plain fun-to-read guidebook than the Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland. Spilling over with all sorts of useful information for the traveler, you'll find three-dimensional drawings, floor plans, detailed neighborhood maps with a street-finder index, and even historical timelines. Broken into several sections (including "Introducing Ireland," "Region by Region," "Traveler's Needs," and "Survival Guide"), the guide paints a complete picture of the country. Readers will especially love the hundreds of color photos of everything from the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare to the Connemara landscape of County Galway to out-of-the-way pubs and street-by-street illustrated city walks (Dublin's Southeast walk takes in famed landmarks such as Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green and the Shelbourne Hotel). You'll also find listings for Aran sweaters, Waterford crystal, and Celtic recordings. --Jill Fergus

From Library Journal:

This compact, handsomely illustrated guide to Ireland opens with a general overview of the island's history and culture. The tour of the country begins in Dublin, then circles south and west, ending up in Belfast. At the back of the book are sections on lodging, food, shopping, and other practical information. It is similar in style, content, and price to Knopf Guides: Ireland, published in July 1995. Eyewitness Travel Guides claim to be "the guides that show what others only tell you." This volume does seem to have slightly more illustrations than the Knopf guide (as well as more hotel and restaurant listings), but its paper cover will not be as durable as Knopf's vinyl cover, and it is a bit heavier to carry. Still, this is a thorough guide that travelers, especially those off-the-beaten track, will find most useful. Recommended for public libraries.
Mary C. Kalfatovic, Telesec Lib. Svcs., Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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