Connemara and the Neighboring Spots of Beauty and Interest; With Remarks on Sea and Fresh Water Fishing, Irish Character, Archaeology, Botany, Etc

Connemara and the Neighboring Spots of Beauty and Interest; With Remarks on Sea and Fresh Water Fishing, Irish Character, Archaeology, Botany, Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...in two rows, at dinner-time puts on a semi-clean white shirt and old tail-coat, and does the waiting. The visitors think better food and less show of that kind would be more to their advantage. Still, be not discouraged: I say to the tourist: "Go on, sample them all, you will have much amusement and will enjoy yourself." Nevertheless, I say it deliberately, hotels are much wanted in Connemara. Even small, Swiss-like chalets (open in the summer only), if clean and kept supplied with well-cooked, simple food, would be a boon. There is an SUPERLATIVES. 209 opening here for practical people in the hotel line who know their business. Some of the existing hotels are obviously kept by amateurs who know one branch of their business only---how to charge. This fine country has a magnificent future before it, which will come quicker if the accommodation for visitors be provided in accordance with modern requirements. Let it not be thought that I am indulging in superlatives over the beauty of the West of Ireland. For anyone to say that this or that country, this or that view is the finest in the world, is to display an amount of judgment and omniscience no traveller can possibly possess. No one has seen the whole of The world; no one ever will. The nearest approach to the right, to use a superlative in this connection, would be if the most travelled person in the world could start an infant on his voyage through life fully equipped with all his knowledge, and that infant, himself all his life an observant traveller, could similarly pass on his accumulations of observations and experiences, and this process could be repeated through many generations. Maybe, then, in the course of ages, there might be evolved a traveller who could plausibly use...
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610962
  • 9781236610966