Ireland For Dummies

Ireland For Dummies

by Elizabeth Albertson


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Explore the Emerald Isle in style

From its fascinating history and friendly people to its stunningly beautiful landscapes, Ireland has it all. Take in breathtaking clifftop views or heather-covered hills. Play championship golf courses or explore ancient castles. Enjoy Celtic music and a pint of Guinness at local pubs. Visit cosmopolitan Dublin, hot-and-happening Belfast, or quaint villages. With this friendly guide, you'll enjoy the best of Ireland.

Open the book and find:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice

  • What you shouldn't miss —and what you can skip

  • The best hotels and restaurants for every budget

  • Lots of detailed maps

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470888728
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Series: For Dummies Travel Series , #144
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 181,634
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Liz Albertson worked as an editor for Frommer’s Travel Guides for four years before making the leap to the other side of the computer as the author of Ireland For Dummies. When she isn’t researching and writing, Liz spends much of her time in Ireland sitting in on traditional music sessions, fiddle in hand. During the school year, Liz teaches middle school Science and English in New York City, where she lives with her husband, Hugh, and her adopted African cichlid fish, Rocky. Liz welcomes feedback and suggestions for the next edition of the book at

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Ireland 7

Chapter 1: Discovering the Best of Ireland 9

Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into Ireland 20

Chapter 3: Deciding When and Where to Go 37

Chapter 4: Following an Itinerary: Four Great Options 45

Part II: Planning Your Trip to Ireland 53

Chapter 5: Managing Your Money 55

Chapter 6: Getting to Ireland 63

Chapter 7: Getting Around Ireland 68

Chapter 8: Booking Your Accommodations 76

Chapter 9: Catering to Special Travel Needs and Interests 83

Chapter 10: Taking Care of the Remaining Details 91

Part III: Dublin and the East Coast 99

Chapter 11: Dublin 101

Chapter 12: Easy Trips North of Dublin: Counties Meath and Louth 168

Chapter 13: Easy Trips South of Dublin: Counties Wicklow and Kildare 179

Chapter 14: The Southeast: Counties Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, and Kilkenny 198

Part IV: Counties Cork and Kerry 235

Chapter 15: County Cork 237

Chapter 16: County Kerry 271

Part V: The West and the Northwest 307

Chapter 17: Counties Limerick and Clare 309

Chapter 18: County Galway: Galway City, the Aran Islands, and Connemara 338

Chapter 19: Counties Mayo and Sligo 370

Chapter 20: County Donegal 390

Part VI: The West and the Northwest 401

Chapter 21: Counties Derry, Fermanagh, and Tyrone 403

Chapter 22: Belfast and County Antrim418

Chapter 23: County Down 439

Part VII: The Part of Tens 447

Chapter 24: Top Ten Traditional Irish Dishes and Drinks 449

Chapter 25: The Top Ten Items to Buy in Ireland 451

Appendix: Quick Concierge 453

Index 458

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Ireland for Dummies 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I brought this book on our honeymoon and we found it very helpful. There were so many helpful hints and attractions we would have missed if we didn't have this book! It's easy to read and easy to locate places to go see.
Unreachableshelf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm looking at this in preparation for a trip to Ireland this summer. It seems quite practical and easy to use so far.
roydknight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Found to be very helpful as we planned our first trip to the Emerald Isle in the fall of 2010
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Just ok. Not the best type of travel book.