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Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers

Rosamund Burton


9781741759525

Allen & Unwin


Travel & holiday;
Travel writing


Paperback

288 pages

$24.99
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Rich in history, castles and larger-than-life characters, St Declan's Way is one of Ireland's best kept secrets. Rosamund's adventures begin when she is lent a map of the ancient highway and pilgrim route St Declan's Way. Intrigued she returns to Ireland. Setting off from the famous Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, she travels through small towns and villages, across the beautiful Knockmealdown Mountains, to the town of Lismore with its spectacular castle, where her family used to live, and then on to the fishing village of Ardmore in County Waterford. Battling the rain as she follows narrow country roads, little used tracks and overgrown paths, she traces the footsteps of St Declan. From a day at a horse fair to climbing mountains and tracking down fairy forts, she captures perfectly the local characters and castles, miraculous wells and talking statues, the broken dreams and local legends. Stories of goddesses, ghosts and fairies are intertwined with the eccentricities and daily lives of everyday people - this is a journey full of the surprises that only Ireland can offer.

By:   Rosamund Burton
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   267g
ISBN:   9781741759525
ISBN 10:   1741759528
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   July 2011
Recommended Age:   From
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


[T]his intimate travelogue will delight armchair travelers and intrigue adventurers. -- Booklist

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