- ISBN 9780500289310
- 24.10 x 19.50 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 252 Illustrations, 252 in colour
- First published 2011
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The most beautiful of Ireland's villages are captured here in evocative photographs and sensitive, informative commentaries.
The villages of Ireland are to this day living, working communities. The vitality and warmth in village pubs and local shops proclaim a way of life not yet submerged by mass-tourism. Clusters of white cottages huddled between hills of an unbelievably rich green … villages of a single street, dazzling colour washes and picturesque shop-fronts and bar signs ….
The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland follows the divisions of the ancient provinces – Ulster, Leinster in the east, Connacht in the west and Munster in the south: is a journey full of rural gems. Here are the coastal villages of Cork, medieval churches of Roscommon and Galway, and the rugged villages of Antrim.
Christopher Fitz-Simon is a widely published author on Irish cultural and rural affairs whose books include The Irish Theatre and The Irish Village. Hugh Palmer, a leading photographer of architecture and gardens, has contributed to many books, including many titles in the Most Beautiful Villages series.