by Martin J. Dougherty


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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 is the history; to some it is the country’s strong folk tradition, while to others the island seems to be a mystical place. Ireland: The Emerald Isle presents 200 outstanding photographs of the island’s most evocative and beautiful places, from miles of near empty beaches on the Dingle Peninsula to the Mourne Mountains in County Down, from County Cork’s pretty fishing towns to Dublin’s elegant Georgian streets and Belfast’s bridges.

While some locations, such as the striking basalt columns of the Giant’s Causeway, may be familiar, others you may recognize only from TV series and movies such as Game of Thrones and Star Wars, but not have known that they, too, are to be found in Ireland. From Celtic settlements to the Vikings, from the Norman invasions to the island’s relationship with Britain, each entry is supported by a caption explaining its fascinating history.

Arranged by topics from beaches and coasts to hills and mountains, from forts and castles to religious places to towns and cities, and featuring entries from both the Republic and Northern Ireland, this is a stunning collection of images celebrating the island’s natural beauty, culture, religion, and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782746621
Publisher: Amber Books
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 182,213
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Martin J. Dougherty is the author of, among other books, Celtic Castles, The Wars of the Roses, Vikings: A History of the Norse People, and Dark History of the Celts.

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