While most travel writers seek out opportunities to meet the famous--or the infamous--McCarthy has the charming knack of just bumping into them on his rambles, which is how he met Noel Redding, formerly of Jimi Hendrix's band, and the author Frank McCourt. Far more interesting, though, are the eccentric and talkative bachelors and landladies who turn up in pubs, B&Bs, and the middle of the road. McCarthy has mastered the art of getting creatively lost, wandering the back lanes of Ireland where the hype of tourism has yet to arrive, pursuing stone circles, impossibly romantic ruined abbeys, and, of course, pubs. What he discovers is that "In Ireland, the unexpected happens more than you expect," which makes for a hilarious tour through one of the most beautiful, friendly, and quirky places on earth with a comedian who has honed the art of telling a good story and of having fun.--Lesley Reed --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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A light read about the author's travels in Ireland. Many observations about those that have immigrated to Ireland and tourists mixed in with a little history. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Cycle Dad
Descriptions of the Irish landscape, people and pubs are what I liked about this book. Also, Pete's way of helping you discover something in the way you imagine he did was... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Lorraine Lassourreille
Pete McCarthy gives the real Ireland in his hilarious and poignant way. It's not a disembodied ideal or a travel brochure but rather his own experiences off the beaten path in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Rose
What a fun book to read. I have never chuckled out loud so much while reading a book. I highly recommend this book.Published 2 months ago by Charles A Gorman
Excellent quality, I practically just paid the shipping on this. Thank you.Published 2 months ago by Sharon Flynn
A little long and did stop reading it for awhile but did go back and finished it and so glad I did !Published 3 months ago by Brenda Taylor Carroll
Loved it. Very entertaining and although the the Celtic a Tiger lost its roar it is still true to the country and its people. Very well worth reading and gave me a lot of lol'sPublished 4 months ago by Maggie O'Reilly
Great read. Recommended to me by Irish friends. Must read before your visit to Ireland.Published 6 months ago by John M.