Ireland is one of the most ancient and modern countries in Europe. Our London-based writers of Irish ancestry lead you to the best of the old and new on their beloved Emerald Isle. Under their guidance, you'll experience the cosmopolitan luxuries of Ireland's cities, learn the secrets of its ancient ruins, and figure out the smartest ways to navigate all that green in between. They hit all the highlights and tell you how to see them in their best light-from the Giant's Causeway, Newgrange, and Glendalough, to the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, and Cliffs of Moher. Plus they lead you off the beaten path to undiscovered ruin sites, unsigned prehistoric tombs, and gorgeous isolated beaches. They visit all the best hotels and hottest restaurants in person, discover new places not yet on the tourist maps, and offer authoritative, candid reviews to help you find the spots that best suit your tastes and budget.
You'll get up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife as well; detailed walking tours of city neighborhoods and small towns; special-interest trips for families, foodies, pub crawlers, lovers of literature, and history buffs-including Ireland's wealth of prehistoric sites; 900 full-color photos, a full chapter on Ireland's rich history and culture, and advice on planning a successful Ireland vacation. Frommer's Ireland Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Best of Ireland. Favorite Moments in Ireland. Favorite Small Towns. The Best of Ireland Outdoors. The Best Lodging Experiences. The Best Dining Experiences. The Best Shopping Experiences. Favorite Ireland Festivals. The Best Ruins & Ancient Sites. The Best Museums. The Best Churches. The Best Castles. Chapter 2: Strategies for Seeing Ireland. Chapter 3: The Best All-Ireland Itineraries. The Best of Ireland in 1 Week. The Best of Ireland in 2 Weeks. Ireland Off the Beaten Track. Free & Dirt Cheap Ireland. Ireland with Kids. Ancient Ireland. Chapter 4: Dublin & the Best Day Trips. Favorite Moments in Dublin. Dublin in 1 Day. Dublin in 2 Days. Dublin in 3 Days. Dublin Pub-Crawl. Dublin's Best Museums. Literary Dublin. Trinity College. Temple Bar. Dublin Shopping Best Bets. Dublin Shopping A to Z. Dublin Restaurant Best Bets. Dublin Restaurants A to Z. Dublin Hotel Best Bets. Dublin Hotels A to Z. Dublin Nightlife Best Bets. Dublin Nightlife A to Z. Glendalough & Wicklow Day Trip. Kilkenny Day Trip. Ancient County Meath Day Trip. Dublin Fast Facts. Chapter 5: Counties Wexford & Waterford. Wexford & Waterford in 3 Days. Wexford & Waterford in 1 Week. Wexford Town. Where to Stay & Dine in Wexford Town. Around Wexford. Where to Stay & Dine Around Wexford. Waterford City. Where to Stay & Dine in Waterford City Around Waterford. Where to Stay & Dine Around Waterford. Wexford & Waterford for History Buffs. Wexford & Waterford with Kids. Wexford & Waterford Outdoors. Wexford & Waterford Fast Facts. Chapter 6: Cork City & County Cork. County Cork in 3 Days. County Cork in 1 Week. Cork City. Where to Stay in Cork City. Where to Dine in Cork City. Cork City Nightlife. Kinsale. Where to Stay in Kinsale. Where to Dine in Kinsale. County Cork for Foodies. County Cork with Kids. County Cork Outdoors. East County Cork. Where to Stay & Dine in East Cork. West County Cork. Where to Stay in West Cork. Where to Dine in West Cork. County Cork Fast Facts. Chapter 7: Killarney. Favorite Moments in Killarney. Killarney in 1 Day. Killarney in 2 Days. Killarney in 3 Days. Killarney Lakes. Killarney Shopping A to Z. Killarney Shopping Best Bets. Killarney Restaurants A to Z. Killarney Restaurant Best Bets. Killarney Hotels A to Z. Killarney Hotel Best Bets. Killarney Nightlife A to Z. Killarney Nightlife Best Bets. Killarney Fast Facts. Chapter 8: County Kerry. County Kerry in 3 Days. County Kerry in 1 Week. The Ring of Kerry. Where to Stay & Dine on the Ring of Kerry. The Skellig Islands. Kenmare. Where to Stay & Dine in Kenmare. The Dingle Peninsula. Where to Stay & Dine in Dingle. County Kerry with Kids. The Best Hikes in County Kerry. County Kerry Fast Facts. Chapter 9: Galway City. Favorite Moments in Galway City. Galway City in 1 Day. Galway City in 2 Days. Aran Islands Day Trip. Spiddal & Salthill Day Trip. Galway City Shopping A to Z. Galway City Shopping Best Bets. Galway City Restaurants A to Z. Galway City Restaurant Best Bets. Galway City Hotels A to Z. Galway City Hotel Best Bets. Galway City Nightlife & Entertainment A to Z. Galway City Nightlife Best Bets. Galway City Fast Facts. Chapter 10: Counties Galway & Clare. Counties Galway & Clare in 3 Days. Counties Galway & Clare in 1 Week. Connemara. The Burren. The Clare Coast. Counties Galway & Clare with Kids. Where to Stay & Dine in County Galway. Where to Stay & Dine in County Clare. Galway & Clare Fast Facts. Chapter 11: Counties Sligo & Mayo. Counties Sligo & Mayo in 3 Days. Counties Sligo & Mayo in 1 Week. Sligo Town. Where to Stay & Dine in Sligo Town. Around Sligo Town. Where to Stay & Dine Around Sligo Town. Westport. Where to Stay & Dine in Westport. Achill Island. Where to Stay & Dine on Achill Island. Ballina. Where to Stay & Dine in Ballina. Counties Sligo & Mayo with Kids. Counties Sligo & Mayo Outdoors. Sligo & Mayo Fast Facts. Chapter 12: Belfast. Favorite Moments in Belfast. Belfast in 1 Day. Belfast in 2 Days. Belfast Outdoors. Belfast Shopping Best Bets. Belfast Shopping A to Z. Belfast Restaurant Best Bets. Belfast Restaurants A to Z. Belfast Hotel Best Bets. Belfast Hotels A to Z. Belfast Nightlife Best Bets. Belfast Nightlife A to Z. Carrickfergus Castle & Belfast Lough. The Ards Peninsula. Belfast Fast Facts. Chapter 13: Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland in 3 Days. Northern Ireland in 1 Week. The Antrim Coast. Where to Stay on the Antrim Coast. Where to Dine on the Antrim Coast. Derry City. Where to Stay in Derry City. Where to Dine in Derry City. Politics & History in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland with Kids. Northern Ireland Outdoors. Northern Ireland Fast Facts. Chapter 14: Irish History & Culture. A Brief History of Ireland. A Timeline of Irish History. Ireland in High & Popular Culture. Chapter 15: The Best Special-Interest Trips. Organized Tours. Package Tours. Learning Trips. Food & Wine Tours. Historical Tours. Outdoor Activities A to Z. Outdoor Outfi tters by County. Chapter 16: The Savvy Traveler. Before You Go. Getting There. Getting Around. Tips on Accommodations. Ireland Fast Facts. Index. Photo Credits.
Husband and wife team Christi Daugherty and Jack Jewers have been exploring Ireland together for years. Christi has been writing Frommer's Ireland since 2006, and Jack has been her co-author since 2009. Christi has also contributed to several other Frommer's guides, including MTV Ireland and MTV Europe, and she authored the first edition of Paris Day by Day. Jack, also a filmmaker by trade, has contributed to several travel guidebooks for a variety of publishers over the years. Both Christi and Jack have Ireland in their blood. Jack grew up listening to his great aunt's tales of life in Dublin during the civil war (she once leaned out of a window during a late-night gunfi ght to tell them to keep the noise down-people were trying to sleep), while Christi not long ago discovered the ruins of the castle her family left behind when they fled County Donegal in the 18th century, with the English hot on their tail. Read more about the authors at www.christidaugherty.com and www.jackjewers.co.uk.