Fodor's Ireland 2011, by Author (Softcover, 2010)|
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Mark Lamendola, author of over 6,000 articles.
Fodor's, known for its amazingly detailed and accurate travel guides
does it yet again. With an enormous number of beautiful full color
photos, pull-out map in the back, detailed drilldown locale maps
throughout, detailed descriptions, and lively tone, this guide makes the
reader feel as if you're already in Ireland.
Not only that, it's a complete reference for the traveler to Ireland.
It seems Fodor's has covered every important detail, and then some. Not
only will the book help you with a general visit to Ireland, it drills
down into each locale so you can make the most of a visit to any part of
This book consists of 12 chapters occupying 693 pages, plus an
extensive index and an appendix titled "Travel Ireland" (great tips for
travelers on all of the important subjects). The chapters break down as
Chapter 1. Experience Ireland. This provides a good overview of what
Ireland has to offer tourists, so you can plan your itinerary to make
the most of your trip. It also contains some tips on such things as
finding a place to stay, local transportation, stretching your dollar,
and staying safe.
The next ten chapters each provide quite a bit of information on a particular locale or destination.
- Chapter 2. Dublin.
- Chapter 3. Dublin environs.
- Chapter 4. The Midlands.
- Chapter 5. The Southeast.
- Chapter 6. The Southwest.
- Chapter 7. County Cork.
- Chapter 8. County Clare, Galway, and the Aran
- Chapter 9. Connemara and County Mayo.
- Chapter 10. The Northwest
- Chapter 11. Northern Ireland.
The final chapter is for golfers.
Chapter 12. The Best Irish Greens.
Even if you don't plan to visit Ireland, you might want to get this
book for its breathtaking photos alone. If you do plan to visit Ireland,
don't do that without Fodor's Ireland.