Ireland : The Emerald Isle

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Ireland holds a special place in people's hearts - even for many who haven't been there. To some the appeal is its natural beauty, to others it's the history; to some it's Ireland's lasting folk tradition, to others it even seems to be a mystical place.
Ireland: The Emerald Isle presents 150 outstanding photographs celebrating the island's most evocative and beautiful places, whether in nature or man-made, from the miles of near empty beaches to the Mourne Mountains in County Down, from the pretty fishing towns of County Cork to Dublin's elegant Georgian streets. Featuring images from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the book ranges widely across landscapes and history, from rugged cliffs and rolling hills to mysterious stone circles, magnificent cathedrals and ruined abbeys; and from medieval forts and castles to grand Victorian follies and villages abandoned during the Potato Famine.
While some images such as the striking basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway may be familiar, others you may know only from Game of Thrones and the Star Wars films but never realized that they, too, were in Ireland.
Presented in a landscape format and with captions explaining the story behind each entry, Ireland: The Emerald Isle is a stunning collection of images celebrating the island's natural beauty, culture and history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 296 x 219 x 29mm | 1,460g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 photos; 150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782746560
  • 9781782746560
  • 567,698

Table of contents


Hills & Mountains
The Mourne Mountains, County Down
Galtee Mountains, County Tipperary
Glen of Aherlow, County Tipperary
Wicklow Hills, County Wicklow
Gweedore, County Donegal
Dark Hedges, Bregagh Road, County Antrim
Slieve Bloom Mountains, County Laois
Cooley Mountains, County Louth
Skellig Michael, rock off County Kerry
Glengarriff, County Cork

Religious Places
Monastery Graveyard, Skellig Michael, County Kerry
Neolithic passage tombs, Bru na Boinne, County Meath
Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary
Askeaton Franciscan Friary, County Limerick
Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Mountains, County Galway
Bective Abbey, County Meath
Ennis' Friary Ruins, County Clare

Forts & Castles
Caherconnell Stone Fort, County Clare
Ardfinnan Castle, County Tipperary
King John's Castle, Limerick, County Limerick
Dunluce Castle, County Antrim
Blarney Castle, County Cork

Beaches & Coastlines
Dog's Bay Beach, Galway
Inchydoney beach, Co Cork
Keembay Beach, Achill
Coumeenoole Beach, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare
Aran Islands, County Galway
Giant's Causeway, County Antrim
Valentia, County Kerry

Towns & City Life
Kinsale, County Cork
Cobh, County Cork
Doolin, County Clare
Ennis, County Clare
Galway, County Galway
Bettystown, County Armagh
Laytown, County Armagh
Trinity College, Dublin
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Killarney, County Kerry
Lismore, County Waterford
Rosscarbery, County Cork
Beal an Mhuirthead, County Mayo
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About Martin J Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specializing in military and defence topics. He is the author of Medieval Warrior, SAS and Elite Forces Guide Extreme Unarmed Combat, and SAS and Elite Forces Guide Sniper, Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, and books on personal self-defence. He lives in northern England.
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