By David Yeadon
In fresh years, eire has loved a newfound prosperity as Europe's so much prosperous kingdom. yet tucked away in a miles nook of the so-called "Celtic Tiger," that different enduring and genuine country—that small, hidden position of straightforward magic and romance—still exists. Acclaimed commute author David Yeadon and his spouse, Anne, got down to locate it.
On the Beara Peninsula of southwest eire, the Yeadons found their very own "little misplaced world," an attractive Brigadoon of hovering mountain levels and staggering coastal surroundings, a ways faraway from the touristic hullabaloo of Dublin, Killarney, and the hoop of Kerry. here's the fabled "Old Ireland," alive and good with tune seisuins, hooley dances, and seanachai storytellers—a haven for searchers, healers, artists, and poets hardy adequate to have braved an identical slim and winding mountain roads that maintain the package-tour coaches out.
Bursting with colour and existence, At the sting of Ireland is an intrepid wanderer's party of a paranormal, unspoiled, and unforgettable Éire.
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For those whose images of Ireland conjure up shamrock-garnished horse and carriage rides, leprechaun-filled souvenir shops, pseudocéilí concerts in “traditional pubs,” kiss me quick i’m irish souvenirs in every imaginable guise, and an exuberance of blarney that even make Japa nese tourists wary of overkill hype—then this will be seen as some kind of paddywackery paradise. For those, however, who are willing to work a little harder to discover a more authentic Ireland—may we gently continue to entice you to travel a score or so miles from the crush of Killarney and venture south to the next peninsula, which offers a far more authentic experience altogether.
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