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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.

The Wild Atlantic Way and Western Ireland

Author : Tom Cooper
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The Wild Atlantic Way is a driving route along Ireland's Atlantic seaboard, covering over 2,350km of coastline and showcasing the region's breathtaking landscapes. This guide adapts the route for cyclists - and throws in a couple of other highlights (such as the Aran Islands and Killarney) for good measure. Since relatively few people are likely to have seven weeks to spare for a full Wild Atlantic Way tour, the book presents six self-contained cycle tours, each offering 7-10 days of riding. For the full Wild Atlantic Way experience, these distinct routes can be linked together into a 44-stage trip from Derry/Londonderry to Cork. Each route includes detailed advice on accommodation and facilities, plus optional detours and shortcuts and points of interest. The routes themselves are presented as 'route cards': ideal for use with a cycle computer, these pages provide 'at a glance' information for when you're on the road, covering navigation, facilities and local highlights. The guide covers all the practicalities - including transport, equipment and general tips on cycling in Ireland.

Cycling in Ireland

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Cycling in Ireland

Author : David Flanagan
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This book documents the best cycling that Ireland has to offer. With eighty routes spread across the entire island, there is something for everyone; from gentle, traffic-free cycles, ideal for the whole family, to long challenging routes packed with relentless climbs. The routes range in length from 8km to 207km on a variety of surfaces including tarmac roads, gravel tracks, canal towpaths and singletrack. Each route description includes - A full-colour map - Turn-by-turn directions - A route profile - A detailed description of the route - Advice on variations, extensions and shortcuts - A downloadable GPX navigation file. The book also includes details of over fifty family-friendly greenways and trails, information on Ireland's long-distance cycle routes and sixteen pages dedicated to cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way. This comprehensive guide is packed full of detailed information and inspiring photography that is sure to appeal to everyone interested in cycling in Ireland.

SPORT SECTARIANISM AND SOCIETY

Author : John Sugden
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This text examines the political nature of sport and leisure in Northern Ireland as an (often overlooked) aspect of the divided community. The politics of partition are integral to the rivalry between clubs, to the support the clubs receive, and even to the very choice of games played and watched.

The Rough Guide to Ireland

Author : Margaret Greenwood
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Including detailed guidance to exploring the countryside and historic sites, this fully revised guide offers a complete picture of the beautiful island of Ireland, north and south. of color photos.

Cycle in Ireland

Author : Arnold Robinson
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Cycling in Cyberspace

Author : Michelle L. Kienholz
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This is a guide to getting information from the Internet and Computer Bulletin Board Services. It is aimed at those interested in cycle racing, cycle touring and cycle sports training.

Cycling in Victorian Ireland

Author : Brian Griffin
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Cycling in Victorian Ireland

Cycling South Leinster

Author : Turlough O'Brien
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South Leinster has a surprising variety of terrain, boasting canals, blanket bogs, rolling woodlands, golden beaches and brilliant green pastures interspersed with fields of golden barley. Quiet roads with excellent surfaces make this beautiful corner of Ireland perfect for exploring by bike, with some great climbs and descents, notably in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, adding exciting challenges. A journey through this picturesque countryside is also a trip through the ages, with many historical places of interest along the way. Break your journey with pit stops at round towers, restored mansions with attractive gardens like Emo Court, traditional lighthouses such as Hook Lighthouse, or the graves of great Irish figures like Shackleton and Wolfe Tone.The graded routes suit all abilities, and are each illustrated with a colour map, photos, a gradient graph, and key facts and statistics. Information is also provided on the many natural landmarks and historical sites en route. Each trip guarantees a terrific day out for the curious cyclist.

Advertising Literature and Print Culture in Ireland 1891 1922

Author : John Strachan
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A study of Irish advertising's cultural, literary and ideological resonance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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.

Ireland For Dummies

Author : Elizabeth Albertson
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Relatively tiny Ireland (32,600 sq. miles) packs great attractions into a small area. You can pack a lot of diverse experiences into your trip with this book as your guide. Climb the cliffs. Kiss the blarney stone. Have a bowl of Irish stew and a pint of Guinness in a local pub. Pay homage to literary giants W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, or Frank McCourt. Play championship golf courses. Whether you?re a book lover or a golf nut?a history buff or a Celtic music fan?a full-fledged adventurer or a laid-back sight-seer, you?ll find plenty to enjoy in this guide that gives you the scoop on: Historic sights, including the 5,000 year old Newgrange Tomb, the burial mounds at Knowth, the storied Hill of Tara, ancient seat of the Irish high kings, and Glendalough, a monastic community founded in the sixth century Gorgeous natural wonders, including the sheer Cliffs of Moher and Slieve League cliffs; the rocky, wildflower-studded Burren; the beautiful Aran Islands; the wild landscape of Connemara; and more Cosmopolitan Dublin, hot-and-happening Belfast, and intriguing medieval villages The Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl Strolling through Powerscourt Garden or touring the Waterford Crystal Factory Exploring Killarney National Park on horseback, on a bike, or on foot Driving the Ring of Kerry with its seascapes, cliffs, and spectacular mountain views or the Dingle Peninsula with its patchwork of farms, plus sandy beaches, craggy cliffs, and more seascapes Staying in an ancient but luxurious castle or a comfortable B & B overlooking a working dairy farm Dining on diverse cuisines, ranging from Italian to Mediterranean to fusion and from meat-and-potatoes to sushi; enjoying great pub food at a local haunt or feasting at a medieval banquet in an authentic castle Like every For Dummies travel guide, Ireland For Dummies, 5th Edition helps you make the most of your vacation. It 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 Lots of detailed maps No, this book can?t tell you where to find a leprechaun, but if you?re looking for other Irish sites, attractions or adventures, you?re in luck with this guide.

Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century

Author : Leeann Lane
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It has often been argued that 'modern' leisure was born in the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the outbreak of World War One. Then, it has been suggested, that if leisure was not 'invented' its forms and meanings changed. Despite the recent expansion of the literature on Irish popular cultures - perhaps most strikingly sport - the conceptions, purposes, and practical manifestations of leisure among the Irish during this critical period have yet to receive the attention they deserve. This collection represents an attempt to address this. In twelve essays that explore vibrant expressions of associational culture, the emergence of new leisure spaces, literary manifestations and representations of leisure, the pleasures and purposes of travel, and the leisure pursuits of elite women the collection offers a variety of perspectives on the volume's theme. As becomes apparent in these studies, all manner of activity, from music to football, reading to dining, travel to photography, dancing to dining, visiting to cycling, child's play to fighting and attitudes to these were shaped not just by the drive to pleasure but by ideas of class, respectability, improvement and social control as well as political, social, educational, medical and religious ideologies.

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.

The Unofficial Guide to Ireland

Author : Stephen Brewer
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Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.

Cycling Kerry

Author : Donnacha Clifford
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With some of Ireland’s most beautiful and untamed scenery, 400km of rugged coastline and enticingly peaceful roads, what better way to explore County Kerry than by bike? These scenic cycles will guide you along popular routes and bring you to hidden gems. In a county famous for its climbs, some of the country’s most spectacular ascents, summit views and descents feature, including the Conor Pass and Ballaghbeama. Each route description is illustrated with colour maps, photos, a gradient graph and key facts and statistics. Information is provided on the natural landmarks and historical sites you’ll see along the way. With over 2,500km of road covered, the graded routes suit all abilities, from casual to experienced cyclists. So take a trip through majestic mountains and along wild seashores: a cycle in Kerry will take your breath away in every sense. Also available: 'Cycle Munster – Great Road Routes'

Cycling and Sustainability

Author : John Parkin
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Explores the reasons for difficulties in making cycling mainstream in many cultures, despite its claims for being one of the most sustainable forms of transport. This title examines the cultural development of cycling in countries with high use and the differences in use between different sub-groups of the population.

Cycling North Leinster

Author : Hugh Halpin
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With quiet roads, striking scenery and brimming with 5,000 years of heritage, north Leinster is a marvellous region to discover by bike. These thirty routes, exploring coast, lake, river and canal routes, vary in distance and difficulty and are graded to suit all abilities. Greenways along canals and old railway lines are ideal for novices and families, while the adventurous can take a challenge through the mountains of Louth’s breathtaking Cooley Peninsula. Each cycle is prefaced with summary information and illustrated with photos, a custom-drawn map and a gradient graph. Anecdotes, history and profiles of interesting locals are included throughout, adding colour to coffee breaks in the sleepy villages and medieval towns that dot the picturesque landscape. All but one of the routes are looped back to the train stations from which they started, making for perfect days out. Visit the early Christian settlement of Monasterboice or the original home of the Book of Kells. Take in spectacular views across Dublin Bay or the legendary Hill of Tara. This practical and informative guide covers the scenic and the curious in this land of saints and scholars.

The History of Physical Culture in Ireland

Author : Conor Heffernan
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