Ireland 2016 (DK Eyewitness Travel)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland is your in-depth guide to the very best of Ireland. From touring historic castles to exploring the countryside along the mystical Ring of Kerry to drinking Guinness in Dublin's coziest pub, experience the best of what the Emerald Isle has to offer.
Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland:
• Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
• Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
• Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
• Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
• Area maps marked with sights .
• Detailed city map of Dublin includes street finder index for easy navigation.
• Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
• Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.
With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland truly shows you this country as no one else can.
Recommend: For an in-depth guidebook to Dublin, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Dublin, which offers the most complete coverage of Ireland's capital city, trip-planning itineraries, and more.
remain, such as the General Post Office (1818), Gresham Hotel (1817), Clery’s department store (1822) and the Royal Dublin Hotel, part of which occupies the street’s only original town house. A walk down the central mall is the most enjoyable way to The busy thoroughfare of O’Connell Street see the street’s mix of Pioneer Total Abstinence architectural styles and take a Movement. At the north end of close look at the the street is the series of monuments obelisk-shaped lining the route. At the
historical development of Guinness cooperage is accompanied by video footage of the craft. Models and displays tell the story of Guinness transportation, the appeal of Guinness world-wide, and the company's popular advertising campaigns. The tour ends with a free pint of draught Guinness in the traditional Brewery Bar and the rooftop Gravity Bar. Barley How Guinness is Made The four main ingredients used to brew Guinness are barley, hops, yeast and water which, contrary to popular belief, comes
lesson in simplicity. In marked contrast to the grey institutional exterior, the museum’s interior presents the exhibits in an innovative way using the latest technology, with interactive multimedia displays. Furniture, silver, glassware, ceramics and scientific instrument collections form the bulk of items on show in the South Block. In the West Block, however, visitors get an insight into the history, work and development of the National Museum. The Out of Storage exhibit brings together a wide
12th-century Norman castle in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny island. From the 18th century, wealthy Anglo-Irish families were drawn to what they saw as a stable zone, and felt confident enough to build fine mansions like the Palladian masterpieces of Russborough and Castletown. English rule was not universally accepted, however. The Wicklow Mountains became a popular refuge for opponents to the Crown, including the rebels who fled the town of Enniscorthy after a bloody battle during the uprising
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