When Rosita Boland was a schoolgirl she had-in common with all Irish children-a map of Ireland. Iconic in its pinks, greens and yellows, the Educational Company map was a staple of the Irish schoolhouse. As the author matured and changed, so did the unique country she grew to know first-hand. With deep affection and curiosity, she followed her very own map from those by-gone schooldays on a tour of Ireland, a tour like no other.
In 32 colorful essays, Rosita visits each of the counties on the island and brings back tales so unusual that they could only be "of Ireland". This is not your ordinary travel guide!
From the monkey who crash-landed in Cork with an American B-17 Flying Fortress en route from Marrakesh to England, to the preserved arm of bare-knuckle boxer Dan Donnelly in Kildare; from the barely habited islands of Mayo's Clew Bay to the Tayto factory of dreams in Armagh, this delightful book provides a most unusual, and engaging, exploration of a mad and marvelous land.
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About the Author
Rosita Boland is a journalist with the Irish Times. She lives in Dublin.