Always Ireland: An Insider's Tour of the Emerald Isle Spiral-Bound | February 7, 2023

Jack Kavanagh

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This alluring travel guide from National Geographic, covering every county of the Emerald Isle, offers the ultimate insider’s tour of Ireland’s most iconic places, from the literary pubs of Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher.

From the emerald green coastal cliffs to centuries-old castles, hole-in-the-wall pubs to world-renowned distilleries, this richly illustrated narrative showcases Ireland’s best sights, bites, and experiences. Written by a renowned expert in all things Eire, this book celebrates the multilayered beauty of the landscape, shines a light on the the country’s innovative traditions, and reveals the robust nightlife across a variety of picturesque cities. More than 300 glorious National Geographic images, along with recommended itineraries, practical tips, and insightful histories, populate these informative and inspiring pages.

Organized by region, Always Ireland will allow you to map your way through the country’s well-known places and hidden treasures alike, featuring must-do experiences, scenic destinations, and expert advice on where to stay, what to eat, and what to do. Each section offers in-the-know secrets and off-the-beaten path recommendations, featuring art galleries, hiking trails, national parks, fishing villages, and more. You’ll also discover favorites from Irish luminaries who know their country best, as well as recipes—from soda bread to Irish stew—to bring the tastes of Ireland into your home kitchen.

Both beautiful and enlightening, this one-of-a-kind guide will allow you to experience Ireland as the locals do!
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1426222165
Item Weight: 2.4 lbs
Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
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Justin “Jack” Kavanagh grew up in County Wicklow, the “Garden of Ireland,” where youthful weekends were spent hiking on the Wicklow Way or cycling to the ancient monastic site of Glendalough. He studied English literature and philosophy at University College Dublin before leaving his homeland to work in London, Tokyo, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C. He began his career in journalism at the Irish Press in Dublin and has gone on to write widely on travel, culture, current affairs, and sports for National Geographic Traveler, The Globalist, The Independent, and In Dublin magazine. He is currently the leader of National Geographic Expeditions’ Ireland: Tales and Treasures of the Emerald Isle tour.