by Christopher Winn - £8.99 Ebury Press (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780091960254 | ISBN 10: 0091960258
Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating journey around Ireland, discovering the tradtions, triumphs, and disasters, foibles, quirks and customs that make up the Irish people. From their peccadilloes to their passions he uncovers entertaining stories and astonishing facts that will amuse and inform in equal measure.
Travel from coast to coast across Ireland and learn how every county contributes to the distinct Irish personality in its own unique and different ways. From County Leitrim, the most sparsely populated county in the Republic of Ireland to County Louth, Ireland's smallest county, discover the site of the first play performed in the Irish language, sail the longest navigable inland waterway in Europe and watch the horse racing at Ireland's first all-weather racecourse. Listen to the memories and tales of ordinary folk from every walk of life and find out from them what it means to be Irish.
Beguilingly illustrated with pen and ink drawings throughout, this charming book is guaranteed to have you exclaiming: 'I never knew that!'
(Price & availability last checked: March 2015)
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