- Series: Travel Guide
- Paperback: 736 pages
- Publisher: Lonely Planet; 11 edition (April 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1742207499
- ISBN-13: 978-1742207490
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.2 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lonely Planet Ireland (Travel Guide) Paperback – April 1, 2014
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Smaller places, such as Glencolmcille in Donegal, are slightly out of date as to a few details, but overall, as this is Mar. 2014 copyright, it seems reliable. Cushendall in Antrim proved to have more coverage than I'd expected, a good sign, with a hostel, a note about a pub's kitchen's erratic hours, and a historical context via Thackeray. A tourist attraction such as the tidy-town of Adare in Limerick covered its sights and eateries efficiently, and the nearby city has a map easy to navigate and a respectable tally of the region's highlights separately mapped.
This pattern, of a main city or market town, surrounding villages, and a county (or few) with their best sights arrayed, is followed from Dublin, south to Waterford, over to Cork, up past Kerry to Clare and Limerick, then to Galway, Mayo, Donegal, over to Derry and Belfast and that province, and then into the Midlands. A handsome presentation of the Aran Islands and Brú na Bóinne, for instance, enhance these sections.
Photos, where to eat and sleep, how to get where (driving is expected as a pre-requisite; the maps are detailed enough for the main sights, but any traveler to Ireland knows that side roads and odd junctions abound to tempt or bewilder the unwary trusting in only a guidebook). The trad and top ten rock music playlists, and the reading lists, revealed some surprising choices, showing insight from contributors.Read more ›
The content of approx. 63 pages of the book is shown by the Amazon.com's "LOOK INSIDE!" function. What cannot be seen is that the LP basic series including this ISBN 1742207499 Ireland has covers laminated only outside, its text is detailed comparably to the Eyewitness, however not as profusely illustrated and mostly only in 4 colors: black, blue, red, and beige, except a few dozens of pages with photos in full color printed on low quality paper.
Though the LP Discover series is in full color, it is less detailed than this improved LP basic series, has fewer illustrations than, and is not as good as, Eyewitness, which is 1 inch longer and thus less handy, but has the excellent flexible vinyl bindings, greater number of details, superior layout, graphics, clarity, and - in general - the quality of being a souvenir\memento.
The travel book is broken down into section dealing with specific counties, which makes it much easier to do your research and gather information about a particular section of the country. At the beginning of the book there is a “Top 21” section for those places that would be interesting to visit. There are neat sections dealing with such articles as “Itineraries”, “The Great Outdoors”, “Eat & Drink Like A Local”, “Regions At a Glance” and many more.
Then there are specific sections about areas such as County Cork. Want to know about a good place to eat, well the listing shows this as well as best places to stay. No book is perfect or that comprehensive, however this should give you a quick start and with the help of the internet you should be able to come up with a great itinerary for your travels.
The travel book contains more than 735 pages with much of it well written and up to date. The index is 10 pages on thus you should be babel to find about any subject that is on your mind. A great book at a fair price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was exactly what I wanted, and even included a great nap!Published 28 days ago by Barbara Jo Finer
Very useful guidebook and would definitely purchase again. We used the book as an overall guide to each of the areas we visited in Ireland, to get as sense of what is available. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maryland Mom
The book is much thicker than the many of the other lonely Planet travel books that I have. I used the book to plan my entire trip to Ireland. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CU
Too much about where to stay or to eat. Time passes and everything becomes out-of-time. Prefer to know more about sightseeings from the guide book.Published 3 months ago by Uliana
We have used the Lonely Planet guides before so bought this one before a trip to Ireland.
Can't recommend this as it's very verbose without saying a lot. Read more
This is a nice travel book. I'd recommend it for others planning a trip to IrelandPublished 6 months ago by rls