Need inspiration for a great family day out? Here are thirty 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 - including Ardgillan Castle, the Hell Fire Club, Bull Island and Killiney Hill - or enjoy the delights of the city and its suburbs, strolling by the Dodder, the Grand Canal or through Marlay Park.The walks are accompanied by clear directions and packed with ideas for pit stops to keep curious kids excited. Tales of folklore, historical snippets and information about the flora and fauna along the way are sure to keep them enthralled while they stay active. With detailed maps and practical information, you'll have all you need to enjoy a fun, affordable family day out. So open the front door and discover the adventure, history and nature waiting on your doorstep.
The northwest of Ireland provides a diversity of walks, from the wild, untamed landscape of Donegal to the gentler hills and green valleys of Sligo and Leitrim. This guidebook describes 27 walks of various grades, accompanied by quality photographs and specially drawn maps. Walk descriptions also include material on the rich natural history, folklore, geology and place names of the area. Since most routes are not signposted or waymarked, an up-to-date guidebook is essential. This will inspire you to get your walking boots on and start exploring this majestic landscape. • Also by this author: 'The Dingle Peninsula: A Walking Guide' and 'The Beara & Sheep's Head Peninsulas: A Walking Guide'. For a complete list of walking guides available from The Collins Press, see www.collinspress.ie
The Beara and Sheep’s Head Peninsulas, in the southwest of Ireland, are both unspoilt and hold some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery. These routes range from short hikes to longer treks, coastal and inland, something to suit everyone’s interest. Stroll the woodland and mountain trails of Gougane Barra or take on Hungry Hill for a more challenging hillwalk, with lots more in between. There is no better way to explore this landscape than on foot. * For a complete list of walking guides available from The Collins Press, see www.collinspress.ie
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Category: Sports & Recreation
Walks included: South City Centre -- Temple Bar -- Viking and medieval Dublin -- Georgian Dublin -- Custom house docks -- The Grand canal -- The Liberties -- North City centre -- Oxmantown -- The Phoenix Park -- Ulysses walk -- Famous Dubliners -- Leafy suburbs -- St. Enda's Park to Marlay Park -- Hell Fire Club -- River Dodder walk -- Dun Laoghaire Coastal -- Dalkey and Killiney Hill -- Bray to Eniskerry -- Phibsborough to the National Botanic Gardens -- Griffith Avenue to Clontarf Castle -- Sutton Coastal -- Howth Portmarnock to Malahide.
Samuel Beckett's long-standing friend, James Knowlson, recreates Beckett's youth in Ireland, his studies at Trinity College, Dublin in the early 1920s and from there to the Continent, where he plunged into the multicultural literary society of late-1920s Paris. The biography throws new light on Beckett's stormy relationship with his mother, the psychotherapy he received after the death of his father and his crucial relationship with James Joyce. There is also material on Beckett's six-month visit to Germany as the Nazi's tightened their grip.;The book includes unpublished material on Beckett's personal life after he chose to live in France, including his own account of his work for a Resistance cell during the war, his escape from the Gestapo and his retreat into hiding.;Obsessively private, Beckett was wholly committed to the work which eventually brought his public fame, beginning with the controversial success of "Waiting for Godot" in 1953, and culminating in the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.;James Knowlson is the general editor of "The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett".
Journey Westward suggests that James Joyce was attracted to the west of Ireland as a place of authenticity and freedom. It examines how this acute sensibility is reflected in Dubliners via a series of coded nods and winks, posing new and revealing questions about one of the most enduring and resonant collections of short stories ever written. The answers are a fusion of history and literary criticism, utilizing close readings that balance the techniques of realism and symbolism. The result is a startlingly original study that opens up fresh ways of thinking about Joyce's masterpieces.
A collection of conversations between women from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Each woman gives a view of Dublin life. Dublin is seen through the eye of the entertainer, the politician, the writer, the community activists, the journalist and through the different religious and cultural ethos which go to make up the facets of Dublin life.--From publisher's description.
It is one of the great fortresses of Europe, and was nicknames Ireland's Bastille. It was here that the King's Viceroy ran the government of Ireland, here that official functions and state entertainment were held. These reached their peak in the late 19th century. The castle was one of the places attacked during the Rising, and it played its role in both the maintenance of the old rule, and the arrival of the new. Here, in St Patrick's Hall, the Presidents of Ireland are now inaugurated.