Here are twenty-nine imaginative and varied walks specially designed to appeal to children, all within County Dublin. Explore some of the county's finest landscapes and historical attractions or enjoy the delights of the city and its suburbs.
The Mourne and Cooley Mountains are quite simply a hiker's paradise. These exhilarating walks will take you to the highest point in Northern Ireland. So, get your walking boots on and discover the impressive landscape that spawned the legend of the Tain Bo Cuailnge and inspired C. S. Lewis' magical world of Narnia.
Christian - 'Kit' - Cavenaugh, born in 1667 in Dublin, grew up on a Leixlip farm. A dragoon in the Marlborough Wars, Kit led an adventurous life, courting women, fighting duels and arguing a paternity suit before the truth became known: Kit was a woman. Her adventures did not end there ...
West Cork, from Kinsale to the Beara Peninsula and from the Atlantic to the Lee Valley, is remarkable for the many ways people make West Cork work for them. Alannah Hopkin discovers a vibrant community of diverse people with compelling stories to tell.
This is the astonishing story of the wartime adventures of Dr Aidan MacCarthy, who survived the evacuation at Dunkirk, burning planes, sinking ships, jungle warfare, appalling privation as a Japanese prisoner of war and the Nagasaki atomic bomb. It is a story of survival, forgiveness and humanity at its most admirable.
New in paperback from expert archaeologist. Carleton Jones brings together varied interpretations to shed light on our ancestors' belief systems and rituals, including their use of symbols, sound, colour and even hallucinatory visions.
The Burren and the Aran Islands, with their unique combination of flora, fauna and landscape, are explored by large numbers of walkers annually. This revised guide to the best walking routes in the region has clear descriptions and additional information to enhance enjoyment and appreciation of the place.
Photographs capture the essence of the Burren: the weathered landscape of limestone pavement, hills, caves and lowlands; the ever-changing light; the exotic flora that bring together arctic, alpine and Mediterranean species; the elusive wildlife; the tombs, cairns, forts and churches; and the people.
Round Towers are the only form of architecture unique to Ireland. The remains of over seventy survive, widely distributed throughout the island, from Cork to Antrim, in some of the most beautiful and historic areas of the country. They are listed county by county, allowing readers to locate towers in the immediate area and explore.
Known as 'the Girl from Donegal', Bridie Gallagher was Ireland's first truly international pop star. Over a 50-year career she sang at sell-out concerts everywhere from small halls across Ireland to leading venues such as the London Palladium, Royal Albert Hall, the Lincoln Centre in New York and Sydney's Opera House.