Insight Guides Pocket Ireland Travel made easy. Ask local experts. The definitive pocket-sized travel guide. Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal on-the-move guide for exploring Ireland. From top tourist attractions like Temple Bar in Dublin, the city of Cork, and the Dingle Peninsula, to cultural gems including the traditional seaside town of Galway, the ancient monastery at Glendalough, and the Giant's Causeway on the Antrim Coast, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. Features of this travel guide to Ireland: - Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography - Historical and cultural insights: delve into the country's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions - Practical full-colour maps: with every major attraction highlighted, the maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered - Covers: Dublin; Dublin daytrips; Wexford; Waterford and Kilkenny; Cork; County Kerry and the Ring of Kerry; Limerick and Clare; The Burren; Galway; Connemara; The Aran Islands; County Mayo; County Donegal; Northern Ireland Looking for a comprehensive guide to Ireland? Check out Insight Guides Ireland for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
The Awakening presents a profound yet simple message: how to awaken from emotional imprisonment and find psychological freedom. Many of us feel we are not living life to the full or living it as we should. Haunted by anxiety, we long for lifelines that can lift us out of the mundane into what Seamus Heaney called ‘the marvellous’. If you feel like this, then The Awakening may be for you. Drawing on the wisdom of ancient Ireland and using the symbol of the Celtic Cross as an image for how to live, Dr O’Connor shows us that we inhabit both a vertical and a horizontal life, which intersect where the eternal breaks into the everyday and ordinary activities are infused with an extraordinary purpose. Taking you beyond mindfulness and introducing delightful new concepts like ‘Mind-Flight’, this book uncovers the sparkling jewels buried in the rubble of life’s indifference. You can turn a tiny space into a palace, a misfortune into an opportunity, a disability into a blessing and fly when life expects you to fall. The Awakening, like the first light at Newgrange, will illuminate the hidden blessings in what may seem to be your darkened life.
The Irish famously have a way with words and this beautifully illustrated selection includes the best of Irish wit and wisdom to amuse and entertain on any occasion. Enjoy the stunning wit of some of Ireland's finest writers, as well as words of unparalleled wisdom that are woven into the fabric of the language of this island.
ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 65 In Issue 65 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the Celtic/Irish Legend of Finn MacCumhail. Finn and his men are at the Giant’s Causeway trying to build a bridge to Scotland. This is the story of what happens…… Each issue also has a "Where in the World - Look it Up" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story, on map. HINT - use Google maps. INCLUDES LINKS TO 8 FREE DOWNLOADS Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, are altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.
The books in this series explore the lore, legends, music, and politics of Ireland. Their concise, pocket-sized format is well suited for aficionados as well as those who have a general interest in the topics. The role of musicians in Irish society arid the significance of the songs and dances they produced are explored in this overview of the Irish musical tradition. From the hypnotic harp music of early Ireland in the fifth century BC to the "Lord of the Dance and "Riverdance phenomena of the 1990s, a wide spectrum of historical sources, music, and folklore are examined, many of which provide a record of times long passed and little documented. Covering the entire breadth of Irish music, this book profiles the major musicians and musical groupings of each era and explores the continued popularity of Irish traditional music.
What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. The Penguin Pocket Dictionary of Babies' Names takes a close look at 3500 names, explaining origins and meanings, showing how some have changed in popularity and use over time and providing all the diminutive and variant forms. Part of Penguin's major new series of reference titles ranging from Spanish and French dictionaries to books on spelling and quotations.