The Height of Nonsense : The Ultimate Irish Road Trip
Paul Clements took to the road in search of the county tops, armed with his own rules of the road, 'Forsake all 21st century Celtic superhighways in favour of boreens'. Faced with leave he couldn't afford, Paul travelled the GMRs (Great Mountain Roads), exploring remote corners of little known counties, some very flat, and spent time with the eccentric and the quaint. Meet Cathy Rea who can see, and even smell, fairies! Listen to tales of druids, banshees, highwaymen and loose women. And learn how a poet stops Errigal's ego from deflating. P.S. Paul found only 28 tops!
- Paperback | 400 pages
- 128 x 198 x 24mm | 417g
- 07 Aug 2016
- The Collins Press
- Cork, Ireland
- 2nd ed.
'A fascinating journey around the hidden corners of Ireland' * BBC Radio Ulster * 'Stacks of free copies should be sent to all our tourist desks abroad' -- Michael Viney * The Irish Times * 'Pure pleasure ... a terrific book' * Belfast News Letter * 'For sheer pleasure nothing I read beat Paul Clements' The Height of Nonsense' * Jan Morris * 'Engaging travelogue, unashamedly opinionated and highly entertaining' Belfast Telegraph
About Paul Clements
Paul Clements is a journalist, broadcaster and writer. He is the author of a trilogy of travel books about Ireland: Burren Country (2011), The Height of Nonsense (2005) and Irish Shores (1993). Originally from County Tyrone, he lives in Belfast and spends part of each year in the west of Ireland researching, writing, walking, and seeking inspiration. A former BBC journalist, he now contributes to newspapers, magazines and to travel guides to Ireland He is a Fellow of Green-Templeton College, Oxford. His latest book is Wandering the Wild Atlantic Way (2016).