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The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland (Most Beautiful Villages)


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Publisher Comments:

Clusters of white cottages huddled between hills of an unbelievably rich green, villages of a single street, dazzling in their array of color washes and picturesque shop-fronts--such are the villages of Ireland, which to this day are living working communities. The most beautiful of these villages are captured here in Christopher Fitz-Simon's sensitive commentaries and Hugh Palmer's evocative photographs. This is a journey full of rural gems, some famous, others less so. Here are the colored coastal villages of Cork, their vibrant houses sloping down to a sea that so many Irish people crossed to found other communities in America. Here too are the stunning medieval churches of Roscommon and Galway; and the villages of Antrim, standing ruggedly in defiance of the northern seas.

Book News Annotation:

Fitz-Simon, author of The Arts in Ireland, captures the beauty of Ireland's villages via the photographs of photographer Hugh Palmer. Profiled here are the most visually pleasing villages found in Ireland organized by province: Ulster, Leinster, Connacht, and Munster. 252 beautiful color photographs are accompanied by fascinating information about each subject and location. This visually engaging book appeals to those with an interest in Irish landscape and culture and photography. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (


A visual trip through the Emerald Isle: an unparalleled portrayal of the rural beauty and charm of Ireland.

About the Author

Christopher Fitz-Simon is an Irish author whose books include The Arts in Ireland and The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland.Hugh Palmer is one of Britain's leading photographers of architecture and gardens. His books include The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece, The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence, and The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland.

Product Details

Fitz-simon, Christopher
Thames & Hudson
Fitz-Simon, Christopher
Palmer, Hugh
Europe - Ireland
TRAVEL / General
The Most Beautiful Villages
Publication Date:
285 full-color photographs
9.5 x 7.75 in

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