Discovering Ireland Vacation is committed to providing relevant and timely information on all matters relating to vacations in Ireland. When you do reach Ireland you will find a decent guidebook an invaluable aid. We are an associate partner of Amazon.com and you should consider purchasing at least one of the following titles before you depart for the Emerald Isle.
No matter what your budget or whether it's your first trip or fifteenth, Fodor's Gold Guides get you where you want to go. Color planning sections help you decide where to go with region-by-region virtual tours and cross-referencing to the main text. Insider info that's totally up to date. Every year our local experts give you the inside track, showing you all the things to see and do -- from must-see sights to off-the-beaten-path adventures, from shopping to outdoor fun. Smart Travel Tips A to Z section helps you take care of the nitty gritty with essential local contacts and great advice -- from how to take your mountain bike with you to what to do in an emergency. Full-size, foldout map keeps you on course.
Overflowing with all sorts of useful information for the traveler, you'll find detailed neighborhood maps with a street-finder index and even historical timelines. Broken into several sections (including "Introducing Ireland," "Region by Region," "Traveler's Needs"), the guide paints a complete picture of the country. Readers will especially love the hundreds of color photos of everything from the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare to the Connemara landscape of County Galway to street-by-street illustrated city walks (Dublin's Southeast walk takes in famed landmarks such as Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green and the Shelbourne Hotel). You'll also find listings for Aran sweaters, Waterford crystal, and Celtic recordings.
Lonely Planet Ireland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you during your trip to Ireland. Slurp oysters and clap your hands to spirited fiddle music in a lively Galway pub, explore medieval castles in Dublin and beyond, or set off amid vibrant green hills toward Atlantic coastal trails; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ireland and begin your journey now!