Ireland’s most popular holiday region is explored in Cadogan’s expanded new edition, encompassing the main area of the province of Munster. From King John’s Castle and Moll’s Gap to the dolphins of Shannon Estuary, Irish-raised Catharina Day reveals the tranquil pleasures of counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Clare. Guest writers contribute expert sections on fishing and golf, and the guide contains a special piece on the popular pursuit of sailing around the southwest coast. Now fully redesigned, this new edition contains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. Cadogan offers practical advice on tracing ancestry, tales of Celtic myth and legend, traditional Irish recipes and a guide to the best pubs, romantic hideaways and family-friendly hotels in the land.
About the Author
Catharina Day comes from a long-established Irish family, living in Donegal as a child and attending school in Derry. She is also the author of the best-selling Cadogan guide to Ireland and the regional guide to South West Ireland, and has compiled an anthology of Irish literature.
Read an Excerpt
‘Potten (pronounced ‘ptcheen’) is illicit whiskey, traditionally made from potatoes, although nowadays it is often made from grain. Tucked away in the countryside are stills which no longer bubble away under a turf fire, but on a Calor Gas stove. Poteen is pretty disgusting stuff unless you get a very good brew, and it probably kills off a lot of braincells, so it’s much better to stick to the legal liquid.’
Table of Contents
(1) Photo Essay (2) Introduction (3) History (4) Religion (5) Stone Circles (6) The Old Gods and Heroes (7) Topics (8) Food and Drink (9) Travel (10) Practical A-Z (11) County Limerick (12) County Kerry (13) County Cork (14) County Clare (15) Glossary (16) Language (17) Further Reading (18) Chronology (19) Index