Fodor's Ireland 2010

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Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Ireland!

•Updated annually, Fodor’s Ireland ...

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Overview

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Ireland!

•Updated annually, Fodor’s Ireland provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

Fodor’s Ireland features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Ireland.

•Experience Ireland like a local! Fodor’s Ireland includes choices for every traveler, from biking the Ring of Kerry, castle-hopping around County Cork, pub-crawling in Dublin, and much more!

•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

•8-pg. color insert; full-color pullout map

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400008704
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Experience Ireland............7
What's New............8
When to Go............11
What’s Where............12
Ireland Planner............16
Ireland Today............18
Top Ireland Attractions............20
Beating the Euro............23
Top Experiences............24
Quintessential Ireland............26
If You Like............28
Great Itineraries............32
Irish Family Names............36
 
Chapter 2: Dublin............39
Welcome to Dublin............40
Dublin Planner............42
Getting Around............44
Exploring Dublin............48
Where to Eat............97
Best Bets for Dublin Dining............100
Where to Stay............118
Best Bets for Dublin Lodging............119
Nightlife and the Arts............135
Sports............152
Shopping............153
Side Trips: North County Dublin............160
 
Chapter 3: Dublin Environs............167
Welcome to Dublin Environs............168
Dublin Environs Planner............170
Getting Around............172
The Boyne Valley............174
County Wicklow............189
County Kildare to West Wicklow............199
 
Chapter 4: The Midlands............211
Welcome to The Midlands............212
Midlands Planner............214
Getting Around............216
The Eastern Midlands............219
The Western Midlands............236
 
Chapter 5: The Southeast............245
Welcome to The Southeast............246
Southeast Planner............248
Getting Around............250
Kilkenny City............253
Southeast Inlands............261
Wexford Town............266
Waterford and the Southeast Coast............272
In and Around County Tipperary............287
 
Chapter 6: The Southwest............301
Welcome to The Southwest............302
Southwest Planner............304
Getting Around............306
Cork City............311
East Cork and the Blackwater Valley............328
Kinsale to Glengarriff............338
The Ring of Kerry............351
In and Around Killarney............369
Corca Dhuibne: The Dingle Peninsula............377
North Kerry and Shannonside............388
 
Chapter 7: The West............397
Welcome to The West............398
The West Planner............400
Getting Around............402
County Clare: The Burren and Beyond............408
Galway City............425
The Oileáin Árainn (Aran Islands) ............448
Connemara and County Mayo............452
 
Chapter 8: The Northwest............469
Welcome to the Northwest............470
Northwest Planner............472
Getting Around............474
Yeats Country: Sligo to Drumcliff............477
Around Donegal Bay............493
Northern Donegal............504
 
Chapter 9: Northern Ireland............509
Welcome to Northern Ireland............510
Northern Ireland Planner............512
Getting Around............514
Belfast............520
The Giant's Causeway Coast............551
Derry............561
The Western Border Counties............569
The Eastern Border Counties............575
   
Chapter 10: Irish Greens............583
 
Travel Smart............595
 
Index............621
 
About Our Writers............640
 
IRELAND IN FOCUS Literary Dublin: A Playwright on Every Corner............62
A Trip to the Pub............145
Treasure Hunt: The Anglo-Irish Georgian House............203
Towering Glory: The Rock of Cashel............294
A Taste of Ireland............331
Getting Outside: The Ring of Kerry............357
Gael Force: The Boom in Irish Music & Dance............438
A Piece of the Shamrock............487
 
Maps Irish Family Names............36
Dublin Southside............52
Temple Bar............76
Dublin Northside............82
Dublin West and Phoenix Park............90
Where to Eat in Dublin............106–107
Where to Eat in Temple Bar............111
Where to Stay in Dublin............130–131
Dublin Pubs............142–143
North County Dublin............162
Boyne Valley............175
County Wicklow and County Kildare............191
The Midlands............220
Kilkenny City............255
Southeast Inlands............262
Wexford Town............268
The Southeast Coast............274
Waterford City............278
In and Around County Tipperary............288
Cork City............314
East Cork............329
Kinsale to Glengarriff............340
Ring of Kerry and Killarney............352
Corca Dhibne: The Dingle Peninsula............378
North Kerry and Shannonside............389
County Clare and the Aran Islands............410
Galway City............428
Connemara and County Mayo............453
Yeats Country and Donegal Bay............478
Sligo Town............481
Northern Donegal............505
Belfast............521
Around Belfast............535
Giant's Causeway............552
Derry............563
The Western Border Counties............572
The Eastern Border Counties............577

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