Lonely Planet Ireland's Best Trips

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Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Ireland with Lonely Planet's Ireland's Best Trips, your passport to up-to-date advice on unique experiences that await you along Ireland's roadways. Featuring 34 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can follow the exquisite peninsular coastlines of the southwest or cruise the sunny undulating hills of the ...

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Overview

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Discover the freedom of open roads while touring Ireland with Lonely Planet's Ireland's Best Trips, your passport to up-to-date advice on unique experiences that await you along Ireland's roadways. Featuring 34 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can follow the exquisite peninsular coastlines of the southwest or cruise the sunny undulating hills of the southeast and more, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to Ireland, rent a car, and hit the road!

Inside Lonely Planet's Ireland's Best Trips:

  • Lavish colour and gorgeous photography throughout
  • Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes for your needs and interests
  • Get around easily - 81 easy-to-read, full-colour route maps, detailed directions
  • Free, convenient pull-out Ireland road map (included in print version)
  • Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices, and Irish road signs key
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Useful features - including Driving Problem Buster, Detours, and Link Your Trip
  • Covers Dublin, Ennis, Cork, Galway, Belfast, the Dingle Peninsula, Wexford, Waterford, Killarney, Limerick, Westport, Tralee, Kenmare, Ring of Kerry, Connemara, Glendalough, Doolin, Derry, Bangor and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Ireland 's Best Trips is perfect for exploring Ireland via the road and discovering sights that are more accessible by car.

  • Planning an Irish trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's Ireland guide, our most comprehensive guide to Ireland is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems. Looking for just the highlights of Ireland? Check out Discover Ireland, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Dublin? Check out Lonely Planet's Dublin guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer.

There's More in Store for You:

  • See more of Europe's picturesque country sides and have a richer, more authentic experience by exploring Europe by car with Lonely Planet's European Best Trips guides to Italy and France. Or start with our FREE SAMPLER 'Europe's Best Trips: 3 Amazing Road Trips,' with excerpts from each guide to help you pick which region to explore first.
  • Also, check out Lonely Planet's USA Best Trips guides to USA, California, New England, Southwest USA, New York & the Mid-Atlantic, Florida & the South, and The Pacific Northwest and our FREE SAMPLER 'USA's Best Trips: 7 Amazing Road Trips' for more road trip inspiration.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Fionn Davenport, Belinda Dixon, Catherine Le Nevez and Oda O'Carroll.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The road trips in this guide offer something for most driving-inclined travelers. Tours emphasize types of scenery, geographic areas, and various aspects of Irish culture. Itineraries stretch from two days to two weeks, focusing on larger tourist attractions but also including lesser-known sights. For shorter drives off the beaten path, readers may prefer Donna Dailey's Back Roads Ireland. Overall, the book is easy to navigate, with clear routes and maps at several scales. However, the focus on specific trips and sights comes at the expense of some of the general artistic, cultural, and historical background often available in a standard guide. Also, the book appears to have a European audience in mind; tips for Americans are largely buried in a separate section at the end. VERDICT An enjoyable addition for travelers who have already explored what standard Irish travel guides have to offer.—Audrey Barbakoff, Kitsap Regional Lib., Bainbridge Island, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742209869
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Series: Lonely Planet Best Trips Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 161,978
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    I used this book as a jumping off point for our whirlwind drivin

    I used this book as a jumping off point for our whirlwind driving vacation around the entire Emerald Isle. The book provided a great reference of where to go and what to see. I would have loved morespecific references of where photos used in teh book were taken, though we were able to find many of the locations we wanetd through exploration on our own. we didn't drive any one single trip start-to-finish, but the book provided great help on driving many of the passes and pointed out smaller, lesser known sights that we might have driven by without knowing.
    A great resource to use in your planning, I highly reccomend this book!

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