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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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I found the book funny to be sure. However by the end of the first chapter I felt as if the author had written this book before he got to Ireland. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Denham Fields
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Being a McCarthy myself, I hope to bump into you Pete sometime and buy you a pint. Thanks for the laughs.Published 1 month ago by Jack Curley
A lot of Laugh-out-loud's and great descriptions of the rural and agrarian qualities and characters of Ireland that I have observed in Ireland.
I shall return,
Entertaining and certainly achieving what it probably set out to do: to give people an awareness of Ireland's unique history and character and to encourage them to see for... Read morePublished 2 months ago by George Sulkowski
One look at the cover of this feel-good book and you know you're in for a rollicking read.Published 2 months ago by zoec
I'm so glad I read this before my trip to Ireland. I didn't love the whole book, but there were enough humorous stores that were laugh out loud funny to make the book memorable.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer