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At the Edge of Ireland: Seasons on the Beara Peninsula (Paperback)
In recent years, Ireland has enjoyed a newfound prosperity as Europe's most affluent nation. But tucked away in a far corner of the so-called -Celtic Tiger, - that other enduring and authentic country--that small, hidden place of simple magic and romance--still exists. Acclaimed travel writer David Yeadon and his wife, Anne, set out to find it.
On the Beara Peninsula of southwest Ireland, the Yeadons discovered their own -little lost world, - an enticing Brigadoon of soaring mountain ranges and spectacular coastal scenery, far removed from the touristic hullabaloo of Dublin, Killarney, and the Ring of Kerry. Here is the fabled -Old Ireland, - alive and well with music seisuins, hooley dances, and seanachai storytellers--a haven for searchers, healers, artists, and poets hardy enough to have braved the same narrow and winding mountain roads that keep the package-tour coaches out.
Bursting with color and life, At the Edge of Ireland is an intrepid wanderer's celebration of a magical, unspoiled, and unforgettable Eire.