Do you find yourself drawn to the magic of the Emerald Isle? Would you like to see places beyond the typical tourist traps? Come, join me on a journey through the mists of legend, into the hidden places of mystery. Immerse yourself in the legends and myths, the history that has made this island precious in the hearts and minds of millions. Along with the tales and history, there is practical information on planning your trip, budgeting your costs, and finding the best places to while away the magical hours of your holiday.
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About the Author
Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She loves to draw and to create things. She says it's more of an obsession than a hobby. She likes looking up into the sky and seeing a beautiful sunset, or seeing a fragrant blossom or a dramatic seaside. She takes a picture or creates a piece of jewelry as her way of sharing this serenity, this joy, this beauty with others. Sometimes this sharing requires explanation – and thus she writes. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Really helpful in planning your trip, what to pack, places to see, customs of the people, it answer all your questions and a must read prior to going.
Ireland is on my bucket list of ideal places for a vacation. The great thing about this book is that not only has the author been to Ireland several times, this book gave me a wonderful sense of what going to Ireland looks and feels like. Ms. Nicholas does an amazing job of transporting the reader to the Emerald Isle with her vivid descriptions of not just the history of this magical country, but their mythology and her personal experiences. Not only does this book prepare the traveler for what to expect while visiting, but it goes one step further and gives excellent recommendations for the many sites to visit to include local businesses to give the tourist a sense of fitting in. If you are planning on visiting Ireland, I highly recommend this book as an excellent resource before your trip. The knowledge you will gain about Ireland will be beneficial and enable you to get the most out of your trip.
Ireland is a place I have never yet had the privilege to visit, but I think I have been partial to this country since I was a child. I have some heritage in that country, and I always found it such a beautiful, intriguing country. I even did a report on it in elementary school when we had to research Christmas traditions from another country. I remember making the case to my teacher that since Irish Gaelic is a different language, this was an acceptable country. (we had to say "Merry Christmas" in another language, and all I remember is that it took six words to say it in Irish Gaelic.) This book captures the essence of this gorgeous and historic country. The author covers it all from history, legend, photography, and the sights you want to see. She advises you on the logistics of getting around in Ireland, and she peppers her book with breathtaking photos (don't settle for black and white kindle pictures--get this in color)and anecdotes that most traditional travel guides won't give you. It is clear that the author loves Ireland, and she conveys this message in a glorious way to her readers. She has included a section in the back for resources, and I have filed this book away for the day when I make it to the Emerald Isle. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.