Rough Guide to Ireland

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The Rough Guide to Ireland is an in-depth guide to the whole of Ireland - both the Republic and the North. This fully updated edition includes a lavish colour section introducing the country''s highlights. Each chapter gives vivid descriptions of the best sights, activities, routes, places to stay, eat, drink and be entertained.
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Overview

The Rough Guide to Ireland is an in-depth guide to the whole of Ireland - both the Republic and the North. This fully updated edition includes a lavish colour section introducing the country''s highlights. Each chapter gives vivid descriptions of the best sights, activities, routes, places to stay, eat, drink and be entertained.
"No other guide to Ireland offers the detail and the insight offered by the Rough Guide."
A reader from Northern Ireland, amazon.co.uk 13 August, 1999
"A good guide to the Ireland of today, discerning and frank." Irish Independent.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843530596
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/9/2003
  • Series: Rough Guides Travel Series
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Part 1 Basics 1
Getting There from Britain 3
Getting There from the USA & Canada 10
Getting There from Australia & New Zealand 15
Visas, Customs Regulations and Tax 18
Costs, Money and Banks 20
Health and Insurance 23
Information and Maps 25
Useful websites 27
Getting Around 28
Accommodation 34
Food and Drink 39
Post and Phones 42
The Media 43
Opening Hours and Holidays 44
Festivals and Entertainment 45
Sports and Activities 47
Security and the Police 50
Sexual Harassment, Prejudice and Racism 51
Travellers with Disabilities 52
Directory 53
Part 2 The Guide 55
Chapter 1 Dublin 57
Arrival and information 61
City transport 61
Accommodation 64
College Green and Trinity College 73
Grafton Street 78
St Stephen's Green 81
Merrion Square 84
Ballsbridge 86
Temple Bar 87
The Liberties 94
Kilmainham 94
North Side 95
The outskirts 104
Restaurants 112
Pubs and music 114
Theatre and cinema 118
Gay life 119
Shopping 120
Listings 122
Travel details 124
Chapter 2 Wicklow and Kildare 125
Wicklow Mountains 127
Powerscourt House 127
Roundwood 129
Glendalough 130
Wicklow Coast 134
Russborough House 137
Maynooth 138
Castletown House 139
Kildare town 141
The Curragh 141
The Bog of Allen 143
South Kildare 145
Travel details 147
Chapter 3 Laois and Offaly 148
Portlaoise and around 150
Abbeyleix and Durrow 151
Slieve Bloom and North Laois 153
Tullamore 155
Clonmacnois to Banagher 156
Birr 160
Travel details 162
Chapter 4 Meath, Louth, Westmeath and Longford 163
Drogheda 167
Mellifont and Monasterboice 172
North to Dundalk 174
Cooley Peninsula 178
Donore and Duleek 182
Bru na Boinne 183
Slane 186
Navan 188
Kells and around 189
Tara and around 193
Trim 197
Mullingar and around 199
Northern Westmeath 202
Uisneach to Athlone 205
Goldsmith country 209
Longford 211
Travel details 213
Chapter 5 Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny 214
Wexford town 217
Around Wexford town 219
The south coast 221
New Ross 224
Enniscorthy and North Wexford 225
Carlow town 226
Kilkenny 227
Nore and Barrow river valleys 233
Travel details 235
Chapter 6 Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick 236
Waterford 237
The Waterford Coast 246
Cappoquin, the Blackwater Valley and around 250
Carrick-on-Suir 252
The East Munster Way 252
Clonmel and around 253
The Knockmealdown and Galtee Mountains 255
Cahir 255
Cashel 257
Tipperary town and around 261
Thurles and around 261
Nenagh 263
Limerick city 264
Lough Gur and around 272
South and west of Limerick 274
Travel details 277
Chapter 7 Cork 278
Cork city 279
East of Cork city 290
Inland Cork 294
Kinsale 295
Seven Heads Peninsula 299
West to Skibbereen 301
Skibbereen and around 302
Baltimore and the islands 303
Mizen Head 306
Sheep's Head 308
Bantry 309
Glengarriff 312
Beara Peninsula 313
Travel details 316
Chapter 8 Kerry 317
Killarney and around 318
Ring of Kerry 324
Kenmare and around 331
Dingle Peninsula 333
Tralee and around 342
North Kerry 343
Travel details 345
Chapter 9 Clare 346
Ennis 348
Around Ennis 351
Lough Derg 353
Southwest Clare 356
Lahinch and Ennistymon 360
The Burren 361
Travel details 368
Chapter 10 Galway, Mayo and Roscommon 369
Galway city 372
East Galway 384
Aran Islands 391
Connemara 399
Barony of Murrisk and Clare Island 409
Westport 412
Newport 414
Achill Island 415
North Mayo 418
Ballina to Castlebar 422
Knock to Cong 425
Roscommon town 428
Strokestown 429
West from Strokestown 431
Boyle 433
Travel details 435
Chapter 11 Sligo and Leitrim 436
Sligo town 436
Lough Gill 443
North of Sligo town 445
West of Sligo town 450
South Sligo 453
Carrick-on-Shannon and around 456
North Leitrim 461
Travel details 463
Chapter 12 Cavan and Monaghan 464
Cavan town, Lough Oughter and Ballyjamesduff 467
West Cavan 469
Monaghan town 470
Around County Monaghan 471
Travel details 473
Chapter 13 Donegal 474
Bundoran and around 474
Donegal town 480
Around Donegal town 482
West of Donegal town 483
Glencolmcille 487
Ardara and around 488
The Rosses 492
Gweedore and Tory Island 495
Derryveagh Mountains and Glenveagh 498
The north Donegal coast 501
East Donegal 506
Inishowen Peninsula 509
Travel details 517
The North 521
Chapter 14 Belfast 524
Arrival and information 526
City transport 527
Accommodation 531
City centre 532
South Belfast 537
East Belfast 541
North Belfast 542
West Belfast 542
Restaurants 545
Drinking, nightlife and entertainment 547
Listings 551
Travel details 553
Chapter 15 Antrim and Derry 555
North from Belfast 558
The Glens of Antrim 562
Rathlin Island 568
North Antrim coast and northeast Derry 569
Northwest Derry coast and Limavady 576
Derry city 578
Southern County Derry 588
South Antrim 592
Travel details 596
Chapter 16 Down and Armagh 598
East of Belfast 599
Ards Peninsula 604
Strangford Lough 605
The Lecale Region 609
Newcastle and the Mourne Mountains 615
Newry 621
Southwest of Belfast 622
North Armagh 624
Armagh city and around 626
South Armagh 634
Travel details 636
Chapter 17 Tyrone and Fermanagh 638
Omagh and around 641
Northwest Tyrone 642
The Sperrins 644
Prehistoric remains and the Beaghmore Stone Circles 646
Eastern Tyrone 647
Clogher Valley 649
Enniskillen and around 652
Lough Erne 655
Western Fermanagh 660
Travel details 661
Part 3 Contexts 663
The Historical Framework 665
Environment and Wildlife 685
Architecture 690
The Art of Ireland 696
The Irish in Film 703
Music 707
Irish Literature 717
Books 728
Language 740
An Irish Glossary 744
Index 747
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