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Around Ireland on a Bike

Author : Paul Benjaminse
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Why would someone set out on a bicycle tour of Ireland? Because Ireland is as stunning a country as any you'll ever visit. There's the extraordinary light, which adds intensity to everything, making greens and whites appear greener and whiter. It's all there: moss-covered mountains rising ominously from the mist, bright blue skies over white sandy beaches; the ghostlike ruins of ancient monasteries on misty days... With picturesque routes and breathtaking landscapes, Ireland is beloved by cyclists in search of an exhilarating yet memorable experience. In Green Tour of Ireland, avid cyclist Paul Benjaminse explores the a route around Ireland from Belfast to Dublin via the most spectacular and scenic routes in the country and offers his expert advice on the best way to see the beautiful parts of Ireland. Includes detailed routes and maps of; Ulster Sligo Cork Connemara The Burren Leinster and the Dublin Mountains.

Spokes Blokes and Blarney

Author : Tamara Pitelen
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There are many good reasons to travel to foreign parts. Broadening the mind, experiencing different cultures and all that. One reason that's perhaps not so good is 'because a fortune teller said I'd meet my perfect man over there'. But heck, who needs a good reason?Spokes, Blokes and Blarney is about what happens when a woman who'd ridden no further than to the shops for milk and who can't fix a puncture, decides to buy a bike, fly half way round the world and cycle around a foreign country in a very large circle... to do some first-hand research on Irish men. It's about going in search of those charming Irish rogues with a twinkle in their eye and a 'to be sure' at the ready. It's about wicked times and loitering in Irish pubs with folk who say things like “it's all arseways”. It's about doggedly seeking out find the famous craic… even if it means spending every night in a different pub, nursing saddles sores and singing Whiskey in the Jar over a pint of Guinness with charming rogues. It's also about the thoughts and musings that rise from the blackest depths of the psyche when you cycle alone for six to 11 hours most days. Thoughts which wander from masturbating sheep to nappy rash issues from rain-sodden cycling pants. It's about dealing with seduction attempts by lads in Sligo, as well as with evil monks, bog ghosts and crazy, cat-killing, chain smoking old ladies who run hostels in the mountains. Spokes, Blokes and Blarney is the story of one woman's three-month journey on a bicycle around Ireland in search of the Irish male.

Tour de Ireland

Author : Emmet Ryan
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Tour de Ireland (A cycling fan's ride around Ireland) is the story of a cyclist's return to his native country. It is an attempt to re-engage with home and re-discover the ancient land of saints and scholars that is Ireland. The journey, which takes place during the 2012 Tour de France, is also an engagement with the sport of cycling both past and present. It is informative, perceptive and very funny.

Round Ireland in Low Gear

Author : Eric Newby
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Having decided to explore Ireland by bicycle, Eric and Wanda Newby set out one December - not the best time to ride a bike around the highways and by-ways of the Emerald Isle, even when protected by thermal underwear. From the Cliffs of Moher to St Brigid's Vat, Dublin, the Aran Islands, the Ring of Kerry and Croagh Patrick, their rain-soaked journey is beset by minor disasters ranging from ferocious storms to even more ferocious dogs. Along the way they come across a moving, miracle-working statue of the Virgin, spectacular ruins and the traces of twentieth-century violence, in between stops for Guiness, tea and soda bread. Woven into the narrative is a wealth of information around Irish history and custom - hermits, horse-fairs, peat-cutting and poetry are all touched on in this deft and dazzling blend of myth, fact and quirky details. And, as usual with Eric Newby, this beguiling account is enlivened by a cast of eccentric and utterly engaging characters.

Full Tilt

Author : Dervla Murphy
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The diary of Dervla Murphy's bicycle trek from Dunkirk, across Europe, the Middle East, and the Himalayas, to India. An amazing narrative from an amazing woman.

Bike and Hike

Author : J. Sydney Jones
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Ireland by Bike

Author : Robin Krause
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In Ireland by Bike you'll find accurate, point-to-point directions and descriptions; details on attractions amenities, pubs, and bike shops; recommended two-, three- , and four-week itineraries; plus tips on trip planning, outfitting a bike, getting there, what to see and do, finding accommodations, road customs, history, and more.

A Bear a Bike and the Wild Atlantic Way

Author : Prof James Kelly
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Searching for the Ireland of his youth, James Kelly travels a section of the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway to Dingle by bicycle...with a teddy bear called Kieran. The aim of the trip was to see if the Ireland of James' childhood was still around, and more importantly, if the fabled warm Irish-welcome to strangers still exists. Their journey starts in Dublin then snakes along the gorgeous west coast of Ireland, taking in some wonderful sights on the way. Finally they end up in a bar in Tralee, dancing the night away. This book follows the misadventures they have on the journey. The people they meet, the places they visit, and their struggle with the Irish weather. There are many travel books, memoirs and novels about Ireland. But there's only one adventure with A Bear, A Bike And The Wild Atlantic Way.

Around Ireland

Author : Catharina Day
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Cycling Science

Author : Cheung, Stephen S.
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Authoritative, yet accessible, this guide provides the latest on science and technology from the world’s top cycling coaches and researchers. Comprehensive and cutting edge, coverage includes the rider–machine interface, environmental stressors, health issues, the planning of training programs, racing techniques, and more.

Ireland a Bicycle and a Tin Whistle

Author : David A. Wilson
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Just as traditional Irish music is characterized by ornamentations and elaborations on a melodic theme, Ireland, a Bicycle, and a Tin Whistle is full of variations and wanderings on the theme of the trip itself. And just as traditional Irish musicians will follow a sad slow air with a lively foot-tapping reel, Wilson's mood ranges from the nostalgic and reflective to the irreverent and mischievous. If there is a lament in one ear, there is always a song in the other.

Cycle Touring in Ireland

Author : Tom Cooper
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A guide to cycle touring in Ireland, with 12 one to two-week cycle tours for road bikes all around and across Ireland. The routes described are suitable for both novice and expert cyclists, with detailed route cards and advice on choosing, transporting and loading your bike. Ireland is an cyclists paradise - quiet roads and spectacular coastline.

Lonely Planet Ireland

Author : Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet's Ireland is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample Guinness in Dublin, wander wild Connemara, and take in traditional pub music- all with your trusted travel companion.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Ireland

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The DK Eyewitness Ireland Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Ireland has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights. The DK Eyewitness Ireland Travel Guide shows you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.

Irish Company

Author : Friedhelm Rathjen
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22 essays and notes on Joyce & Beckett, cycling & walking, Wicklow & Connemara, Molly & Bloom, horses & cattle, trivia & totality, translation & migration, ashplants & annotations, long ways & short cuts, connections & distractions.

The Rough Guide to Ireland Travel Guide eBook

Author : Rough Guides
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Discover this evergreen destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to ride the length of the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way, take a foodie tour of the southwest or discover a city reborn in Belfast, The Rough Guide to Ireland will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout- navigate the backstreets of Dublin's Temple Bar or Derry's famous city walls without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. -Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Ireland's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries- carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. -Detailed regional coverage- whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered (all Ireland's counties) include: Dublin; the Midlands; Cavan; Mayo; Galway; Clare; Limerick; Kerry; Cork; Kilkenny; Kildare; Meath; Belfast; Antrim and Derry. Attractions include: The Giant's Causeway; Dublin's Trinity College; Titanic Belfast; the Wild Atlantic Way; Bruna Boinne; Skellig Michael; Kylemore Abbey; Bantry House; the Burren and Croagh Patrick. -Basics- essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, the media and more. -Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, traditional music and literature,plus a handy language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Ireland.

Ireland For Dummies

Author : Elizabeth Albertson
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From Dublin and Belfast to the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry, Ireland offers cosmopolitan flavor and natural beauty. So have a pint and make a friend; this lucky guide offers everything you need to make your Irish eyes smile: Four fun itineraries Quick and easy side trips from Dublin to Counties Kilkenny, Meath, Tipperary, and more Where to find the best shopping in Dublin and elsewhere Fun trips to ancient castles, beautiful gardens, coastal scenery, and more Like every For Dummies travel guide, Ireland For Dummies, Third Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss—and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favorite pages

Epic Bike Rides of the World

Author : Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire - whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. The book is organised by continent. In the Americas we join a family bikepacking trip in Ecuador; we pedal the Natchez Trace Parkway and stop at legendary music spots; we ride the Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon and California; go mountain biking in Moab and Canada; and explore the cities of Buenos Aires and New York by bicycle. European rides include easy-going trips around Lake Constance, along the Danube and the Loire, and coast-to-coast routes; routes in Tuscany, Spain and Corsica; and professional journeys up Mt Ventoux and around the Tour of Flanders. In Asia, we venture through Vietnam's valleys; complete the Mae Hong Son circuit in northern Thailand; cross the Indian Himalayas; and pedal through Bhutan. And in Australia and New Zealand we take in Tasmania and Queensland by mountain bike; cycle into Victoria's high country and around Adelaide on road bikes; and try some of New Zealand's celebrated cycle trails. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details - where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more - helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people and their culture. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

The Rough Guide to Ireland

Author : Rough Guides
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The Rough Guide to Ireland is the definitive guide to this fascinating island with its fascinating historical sites, world-renowned pubs, spectacular landscapes and pulsating nightlife. It will guide you through Ireland with reliable information and a clearly explained background on everything from traditional sports and music to the country's history and literature. Whether you're looking for great places to eat and drink or inspiring accommodation and the top places to hear Irish music, you'll find the solution. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of this dynamic island, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make The Rough Guide to Irelandin your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your time on God's green earth with The Rough Guide to Ireland.

Belfast Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland

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The Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland: Belfast is the ultimate travel guide to Northern Ireland's resurgent capital. It leads you through the city with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from the Cathedral Quarter and Titanic Belfast to Cave Hill and the murals of West Belfast. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, pubs and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Ireland, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around both the Republic and the North, including transport, food and drink, costs, health, sport, festivals and events. Also published as part of The Rough Guide to Ireland. The Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland: Belfast is equivalent to 52 printed pages.