The most beautiful of Ireland's villages are captured here in sensitive commentaries and evocative photographs.
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 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.
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. (pb)