Synopses & Reviews
Fodors See It Ireland is perfect for travelers who want to understand Irish history and culture before they arrive, and experience the country like the native Irish while they're there.
Overflowing with brilliant color photography, this is the only illustrated guide that provides the practical information that you need while travelingcomplete restaurant and hotel reviews with exact prices for lodging and dining (not ranges), plus time-saving tips and how to avoid crowds, exact admission prices to key sights, great photo stops, and special notes on “kid-friendly” attractions throughout.
Our detailed reviews represent the best accommodations the destination has to offer and in all price ranges. From five-star luxury hotels to low-budget bed & breakfasts, well tell you what to expect in terms of price and quality through extensive coverage of hotels and their surrounding neighborhoods, exact prices of double-occupancy rooms (including breakfast), plus pictures of hotel facilities and guestrooms.
If you want to experience the best that Ireland has to offer, pay particular attention to our outstanding restaurant coverage that will help you choose from the thousands of local eateries that cater to every budget and dining experience. From affordable Colcannon at Davy Byrne's to places where you can splurge on a romantic, candlelit dinnerlike The Garden Room in Killarneyyou'll find it in See It Ireland. Each review covers house signature dishes, ambiance, actual prices for a two-course lunch and a three-course dinner (for two people), hours of operation, and what transportation will get you there.
Whether you want to hike through Ness Wood Country Park, watch a rugby game at County Carlow, tour the Guiness brewery in Dublin, or see the medieval buildings of Kilkenny, See It Ireland will take you there. Accessibly written to help you navigate throughout the country without missing a thing, each attraction includes exact admission prices, what galleries and museums not to miss, and where to stop for quick bites and refreshing drinks along the way. Sights are also rated for their “value”, “walkability”, “historic and cultural interest”, plus we suggest fantastic “photo stops” and entertaining and age-appropriate “kid-friendly” attractions throughout the book.
What to Do?
Our shopping walks will lead you to cutting-edge fashions to fit all budgets, from hip streetwear to expensive fashions for your feet. But, Ireland has much more to offer than just sight-seeing and shopping. Fodors See It Ireland provides insider information on classical, theatrical, and cinematic performances, Ireland's music scene (live jazz to underground youth centres), nightlife, spectator and activity sports, and festivals and events.
Atlas and Maps
Detailed neighborhood maps are incorporated throughout the book to help you navigate on historic walks, shopping tours, or to find a restaurant. Plus, a 9-page atlas details each road and path with highlights of important landmarks, parks, metro stations, and car parking areas.
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Praise for Fodors See It guides:
“…everything from the latest dish on local hotels and restaurants to Web sites, the nearest tram and metro stops, to prices. Best of all, its presented in a colorful, eye-catching format.”
-Frequent Flyer magazine
Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in Ireland!
Fodors See It Ireland is the practical illustrated guide that brings Ireland to life. Essential information about sightseeing, dining, and hotels is all conveniently organized by region-making it easy for you to find the details you need when youre on the go. See It Ireland also includes:
•INTRODUCTORY orientation pages for each region with a brief overview and map
•COLOR PHOTOS by the hundreds to show you not only Ireland's sights but also its hotels, restaurants, and shops
•COLOR MAPS galore, including neighborhood maps, city plans, transportation maps, and floor plans
•WALKING and DRIVING tours in each region so that you can fully explore Ireland
•REVIEWS of sights, restaurants, hotels, and shops, grouped by region for easy navigation
•“BEST OF” lists that make itinerary planning a snap
•Detailed PRACTICAL information and cool INSIDER TIPS in every listing
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