By David Yeadon
In fresh years, eire has loved a newfound prosperity as Europe's such a lot prosperous kingdom. yet tucked away in a miles nook of the so-called "Celtic Tiger," that different enduring and real country—that small, hidden position of straightforward magic and romance—still exists. Acclaimed shuttle author David Yeadon and his spouse, Anne, got down to locate it.
On the Beara Peninsula of southwest eire, the Yeadons came across their very own "little misplaced world," an attractive Brigadoon of hovering mountain levels and dazzling coastal surroundings, a long way faraway from the touristic hullabaloo of Dublin, Killarney, and the hoop of Kerry. this is the fabled "Old Ireland," alive and good with track 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 continue the package-tour coaches out.
Bursting with colour and lifestyles, At the sting of Ireland is an intrepid wanderer's get together of a paranormal, unspoiled, and unforgettable Éire.
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