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Inhaltsangabe: 'Forsake all 21st-century Celtic superhighways in favour of boreens!' So says Paul Clements as he sets off to visit the highest point in each of the 32 counties of Ireland. Travelling on the GMRs (Great Mountain Roads), Paul spends time with the eccentric and quaint, who teach him that Irish culture is defined by our connection to the landscape. He meets a poet who tells him how to stop Errigal's ego deflating, and a man who knows the difference between people from Derry and Tyrone simply by their facial features. Travelling through remote corners of little known counties, some flat, some not, Paul uncovers a miscellany of Irish life. Listen to tales of how to smell fairies, life in a Cistercian monastery, the legacy of Cromwell, standing stones, the 1798 Rebellion, druids, horse racing and the bogs. He learns how to make a walking stick, and how to celebrate the summer solstice with a high priestess. If that isn't enough, he s privy to local gossip and loose women in the pub at night. PS He only found 28 county tops!
'Engaging travelogue, unashamedly opinionated and highly entertaining' --Belfast Telegraph
'For sheer pleasure nothing I read beat Paul Clements' The Height of Nonsense' --Jan Morris
'Stacks of free copies should be sent to all our tourist desks abroad' --Michael Viney, The Irish Times
Buchbeschreibung The Collins Press Mrz 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 130x198x28 mm. Neuware - Paul Clements took to the road in search of the county tops, armed with his own rules of the road, 'Forsake all 21st century Celtic superhighways in favour of boreens'. Paul travelled the GMRs (Great Mountain Roads), exploring remote corners of little known counties, some very flat, and spent time with the eccentric and the quaint. 400 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781848892651