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Lonely Planet Round Ireland in Low Gear (Lonely Planet Journeys)

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Having decided to explore Ireland by bicycle, Eric and Wanda Newby set out one December - not the best time to ride a bike around the highways and by-ways of the Emerald Isle, even when protected by thermal underwear. From the Cliffs of Moher to St Brigid's Vat, Dublin, the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry and Croagh Patrick, their rain-soaked journey is beset by minor disasters ranging from ferocious storms to even more ferocious dogs. Along the way they come across a moving, miracle-working statue of the Virgin, spectacular ruins and the traces of twentieth-century violence, in between stops for Guiness, tea and soda bread. Woven into the narrative is a wealth of information around Irish history and custom - hermits, horse-fairs, peat-cutting and poetry are all touched on in this deft and dazzling blend of myth, fact and quirky details. And, as usual with Eric Newby, this beguiling account is enlivened by a cast of eccentric and utterly engaging characters.

Synopsis:

Eric and Wanda Newby explore Ireland by bicycle, are soaked by rain, fuelled by Guinness, and reveal a wealth of detail on Irish history, customs and people along the way.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780864426277
Author:
Newby, Eric
Author:
Newby, Wanda
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Location:
Hawthorn, Vic.
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Edition Description:
Us Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys Travel Literature
Series Volume:
no. UCB/EERC-97/15
Publication Date:
19981001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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Lonely Planet Round Ireland in Low Gear (Lonely Planet Journeys)
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"Synopsis" by , Eric and Wanda Newby explore Ireland by bicycle, are soaked by rain, fuelled by Guinness, and reveal a wealth of detail on Irish history, customs and people along the way.
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