The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland

The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland

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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.
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, c2000.
ISBN: 9780500019986
Branch Call Number: 941.5009734 Fit 3701wd 1
Characteristics: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Palmer, Hugh


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Aug 09, 2013

The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland --- by Christopher Fitz-Simon, Photographs by Hugh Palmer. Once you’ve seen this book, it may be very difficult to say “no” to a trip to Ireland. The cocktail table sized book is resplendent with photographs of the most beguiling places in Ireland. There is also lot’s of extremely helpful text to fill in the gaps, the history, the spirit of the photos. Most of the villages are well off the high road. And they are beautiful. Some are much older than others. Some are no more than two or three houses large. Some are snuggled on embayments whilst others joust bold headlands. Some straddle streams while others are spread like orange marmalade on a slope. Some feature moldering castles, others display ancient churches. There are locks on the Grand Canal, an ancient mine and smelter, fishing ports and peat bogs; sheep drives and grand vistas. Planning on going to Europe: here’s the inspiration for a stop-off in Ireland. Going to Ireland: here’s a list of must-see places for your itinerary.

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