The Reader's Companion To Ireland

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This uniquely literate guide to the land and people of Eire features choice travel writing by Jan Morris, Richard Condon, Paul Theroux, Michael Crichton, and many others, dating from 1896 to the present. Introduction by the Editor. Map.

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Overview

This uniquely literate guide to the land and people of Eire features choice travel writing by Jan Morris, Richard Condon, Paul Theroux, Michael Crichton, and many others, dating from 1896 to the present. Introduction by the Editor. Map.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156005593
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 2/4/1999
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 1,252,354
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Aran Islands: 1896 1
Galway and Dublin, meeting Lady Gregory and W. B. Yeats: 1924 17
Galway, Claddagh, Connemara, and climbing Croagh Patrick: 1929 31
Galway, Connemara, birds, and bogs: 1940s 69
Going down O'Connell Street, Dublin: 1948 83
Irish journal: 1954 95
Making a home at Rossenarra, Co. Kilkenny: 1960s 104
From Cork to Killorglin: 1969 119
The Aran Islands: 1972 129
Belfast: 1970s 144
Dublin: 1970s 153
Discovering Dingle: 1976 162
The Ambassador's residence, the Dublin Horse Show, Phoenix Park: 1977 169
Filming The Great Train Robbery in Dublin: 1978 190
Taking Dad back to Connemara: 1980 199
Along the Boyne to Tara with Seamus Heaney: ca. 1980 207
The west, by bicycle: 1980s 229
Donegal, Sligo, Irish music, and a bicycle: 1990s 253
Galway and Claddagh, Clifden and Connemara, and Yeats's grave, in Morton's footsteps: 1990s 271
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