About the Author
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Pat O’Connor, an Irish-American, first journeyed to Ireland in 1981, and was hooked by the history and passion of the feisty Irish culture. Frequent return visits led to his partnership with Rick, his work as a tour guide for Rick Steves’ Europe, and co-authorship of this book. Pat, who loves all things Hibernian except black pudding, thrives on the adventures that occur as he slogs the bogs and drives the Irish back lanes (over 2,000 kilometers annually) in search of new discoveries.
Wander rustic towns, emerald valleys, lively cities, and moss-draped ruins: with Rick Steves on your side, Ireland can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Ireland 2019 you’ll find:Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip through IrelandRick’s strategic advice on how to get the most of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from the Rock of Cashel and the Ring of Kerry to distilleries making whiskey with hundred-year-old recipesHow to connect with local culture: Hoist a pint at the corner pub, enjoy traditional fiddle music, and jump into conversations buzzing with brogueBeat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick’s candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a GuinnessSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and awe-inspiring sightsTrip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to placeDetailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, Irish phrase book, historical overview, and recommended readingOver 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, County Wexford, Kinsale, Cobh, Kenmare, The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, County Clare, the Burren, Galway, the Aran Islands, Connemara, County Mayo, Belfast, Portrush, the Antrim Coast, Derry, County Donegal, and much moreMake the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Ireland 2019.Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Ireland.