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The Irish Bed & Breakfast Book (Irish Bed & Breakfast Book)by Elsie Dillard
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A strong consideration for anyone planning a vacation or business trip to Ireland.-James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review After kissing the Blarney Stone and visiting the Giant's Causeway, you need a place to stay. With this handy guide, which includes more than 150 listings and descriptions, the best bed and breakfasts in the Emerald Isle are at your fingertips.This detailed guide to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland includes descriptions of all types of bed and breakfasts, from family run O'Leary's farmhouse with sea views in County Cork to Moyglare Manor Hotel's delicious cuisine in County Kildare. Authors Elsie Dillard and Susan Causin note the prices, number of rooms, and available months for each listing. They describe each lodging in careful detail, including its history, ambiance, and owners. Directions to each location are also provided.Bed and breakfasts such as the Griffith House were built at the turn of the century, whilst others, such as Loughcrew House, have been family owned for more than four hundred years. Whether you want luxurious or simple accommodations in Ireland, The Irish Bed & Breakfast Book will make any visit to this magical island as pleasurable and unforgettable as possible.ABOUT THE AUTHORSElsie Dillard was born in Great Britain but lives in the United States with her husband in Seattle, Washington. From 1976 to 1995, she ran a travel agency called Elsie from England Travel Agency, which specialized in personalized tours of Britain. She also edits Eating Guide to Restaurants in the United Kingdom.Susan Causin was born and raised in England. She has lived in both France and Italy and learned several languages. She worked eleven years for the British Tourist Authority in London and traveled extensively to places such as South America, Asia, the Middle East, and various European countries. Causin lived in Vienna for two years before moving to Seattle, Washington, in 1984. She now works in real estate.
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This guide lists approximately 150 bed and breakfast locations in Ireland, organized by county. Each was visited by the authors, and are rated by friendliness, cleanliness, and value, and include price, contact information, a description, list of attractions in the area, and directions. Guesthouses, small hotels, inns, and restaurants with rooms are included, with some b&w photos. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Listing the Emerald Isle's inns and guesthouses, this guide offers a wealth of useful information on booking reservations and understanding the different types of housing. Tips on sites to see in each locale and histories of each home are also furnished. Notes on such diverse matters as money, car rentals, and the weather are included, as well as a chapter on self-catering, for those who prefer the convenience of cooking for themselves while on vacation.
Where do you spend the night after kissing the Blarney Stone, walking the Giant's Causeway, or touring Trinity College? With this handy guide, more than one hundred of the best places to stay on the Emerald Isle are at your disposal . . . and at your fingertips. In addition to updated, detailed information on bed-and-breakfasts in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, this sixth edition features a chapter on self-catering accommodations, for those who prefer the convenience, economy, and freedom of cooking for themselves while on vacation. Whether you decide to stay at Dublin's Ashbrook House, with its grass tennis courts, golf courses, and horseback riding, or Edenvale House, a home in Newtownards, County Down, with its dazzling decor and unforgettable breakfasts, you will benefit from the general tips on traveling in Ireland, including notes on such diverse matters as money, car rentals, and the weather. All of the information presented in these pages is designed to make your visit to this magical island as problem free and pleasurable as possible. For more information on Pelican's bed and breakfast guidebook series, please visit us on the Web at www.bedandbreakfastguide.com.
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