Dingle and its Hinterland

Dingle and its Hinterland

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The tip of the Dingle Peninsula, at the westernmost edge of Europe, is one of Ireland's most isolated regions. For millennia, it has also been a hub for foreign visitors: its position made it a medieval centre for traders, and the wildness of its remote landscape has been the setting for spiritual pilgrimage. This seeming paradox is what makes Dingle and its western hinterland unique: the ancient, native culture has been preserved, while also being influenced by the world at large. This rich heritage is best understood by chatting with the people who live and work here. But how many visitors get that opportunity? Starting with Dingle town, Felicity Hayes-McCoy takes us on an insiders' tour of the region, interviewing locals along the way, ranging from farmers, postmasters and boatmen to museum curators, radio presenters and sean-nos singers. A resident for the last twenty years, Felicity offers practical information and advice as well as cultural insights that will give any visitor a deeper understanding of this special place.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 15mm | 371g
  • The Collins Press
  • Cork, Ireland
  • English
  • Colour photos and maps
  • 1848893086
  • 9781848893085
  • 192,615

About Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Felicity Hayes-McCoy, originally from Dublin, also writes for radio, television, music theatre and digital media. Her father was the historian G. A. Hayes-McCoy. With her husband, the English opera director Wilf Judd, she divides her life and work between a flat in inner city London and a stone house in the West Kerry Gaeltacht.
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Review quote

One of the book's strengths is its unique insight into the lives of local people through lengthy conversations about their personal experience. * The Irish Times * When you finish the book you feel like you have been invited into all these people's kitchens for a cup of tea and a chat. * Travel Extra *
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