This guide brings us to the thrones of ancient kings, to the high, lonely haunts of peregrine and buzzard, to tumbledown castles and abbeys mellow and mouldering in their ivy shrouds. He shows us the Irish people embattled, in love, story-telling, worshipping, joking, starving, abandoning their country in despair. We meet pillaging Vikings, conquering Anglo-Normans, land-grabbing Tudors. We follow in the tracks of Joyce, Wilde, Parnell, Swift, De Valera, Tone, Cromwell, O'Connell, Wellington, Yeats, St Patrick - a motley cast-list of heroes and villains, historic and legendary.The farming country of Tipperary a#39;s Golden Vale, and of large parts of Limerick beyond, is as rich as any in Ireland, but every fertile stretch is hemmed in by mountains. Here in ... It laps pretty villages like Inistioge and Thomastown. There areanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Companion Guide to Ireland|
|Publisher||:||Companion Guides - 2001|