The Unofficial Guide to Ireland

The Unofficial Guide to Ireland : Hotels and attractions, ranked and rated. Insider tips save you time & money

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From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World


"A Tourist's Best Friend!"
--Chicago Sun-Times

"Indispensable"
--The New York Times

The Unofficial Guide helps you get the most out of your trip to Ireland with frank, no-nonsense advice on:
* Ireland's most appealing city lodgings, country inns, castle hotels, and bed and breakfasts, thoroughly reviewed and ranked and rated for quality and value
* The best places to eat and drink, with tips on getting the best deals on meals
* Detailed itineraries and driving tours of Ireland's most scenic regions, plus dozens of countryside hikes and city walks
* Candid reviews of Ireland's most beloved sights and attractions, with tips on what to miss and what not to miss
* Where to hear traditional music, find the best pints, play a round of golf, and shop for Irish crafts

Sample Rating

Blarney Castle

Appeal by age Preschool Grade school Teens Young adults Over 30 Seniors

Route R617, Blarney, about 8 km (5 miles) northwest of Cork City center; # 021-438-5252; www.blarneycastle.ie

Type of attraction One of Ireland's most famous castles. Admission ?7 adults, ?5 seniors, ?2.50 children ages 8-14, ?16 families of up to 2 adults and 2 children. Hours May, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; June-August, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; September, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; October-April, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-sundown, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-sundown. When to go Avoid midday in summer, when busloads of visitors arrive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129.54 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • w. dual col. maps and plans.
  • 0764598929
  • 9780764598920

Table of contents

List of Maps.
Acknowledgments.
About the Author.
Introduction.
Welcome to Ireland.
About This Guide.
An Overview of Irish History.
The Best of Ireland.
PART ONE: Planning Your Visit to Ireland.
How Far in Advance Should You Plan?
When to Go.
Airfare Deals and Package Tours.
Gathering Information.
What to Pack.
Special Considerations.
Other Travel Concerns.
Calendar of Special Events.
PART TWO: Arriving.
Arriving by Air.
Arriving by Ferry.
Getting around in Ireland.
Tours and Exploring.
Exploring Ireland on Four Wheels, Two Wheels, and Two Feet.
Great Itineraries.
PART THREE: Lodging, Dining, and Shopping.
Hotels in Ireland.
Dining in Ireland.
Shopping in Ireland.
PART FOUR: Dublin.
The Neighborhoods.
Planning Your Visit to Dublin.
Getting around Dublin.
Hotels in Dublin.
Exploring Dublin.
WALKS AND DRIVES AROUND DUBLIN.
Dining in Dublin.
Entertainment and Nightlife in Dublin.
Shopping in Dublin.
Exercise and Recreation in Dublin.
Day Trips from Dublin.
PART FIVE: The South of Ireland.
Kilkenny.
WALKS AND DRIVES IN THE SOUTH.
Around Kilkenny.
Cork.
Midleton and East Cork.
Around Midleton and East Cork.
Kinsale.
PART SIX: The Southwest of Ireland.
Kenmare.
Around Kenmare.
WALKS AND DRIVES IN THE SOUTHWEST.
Dingle Town.
Around Dingle.
PART SEVEN: The Lower Shannon.
Adare.
Around Adare.
WALKS AND DRIVES IN THE LOWER SHANNON.
Limerick.
Ennis.
Kilrush.
PART EIGHT: The West of Ireland.
Cliffs of Moher.
Doolin.
The Burren.
WALKS AND DRIVES IN THE WEST.
Galway.
The Aran Islands.
Connemara.
Clifden.
Cong.
Westport.
North of Westport.
PART NINE: The Northwest of Ireland.
Sligo Town.
WALKS AND DRIVES IN THE NORTHWEST.
Around Sligo Town.
Donegal Town.
Around Donegal Town.
North Donegal.
PART TEN: Northern Ireland.
Belfast.
WALKS AND DRIVES IN NORTHERN IRELAND.
Derry.
South of Derry.
The Antrim Coast.
Accommodations Index.
Restaurant Index.
Subject Index.
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