Some travelers love nothing better than to bathe in the sun. Others revel in immersing themselves in history and culture. Then there are those who are born to shop. We all know the type. In fact, we might ourselves be the type. There are some people for whom shopping is not a necessity but a sport. Insight Shopping Guides are a play book for the avid shopper who wants to level the playing field when he or she competes against natives for the best goods and deals the city has to offer. This series is for the discerning consumer who needs a little help navigating around an unfamiliar city. They are ideal shopping companions for travelers wanting lively, informative background material on the best shopping areas and reliable advice on finding the most reliable service.
Table of Contents
Maps: Ireland; Dublin; Dublin's Suburbs; Around Dublin; dart Rail System; Southern Region; Cork City; Killarney; The Midlands & West; Northern Region; Derry City; Belfast; Ireland: Front flap; Dublin: Back flap; Introduction; The Irish Character. History: Chronology; Ireland's Invaders; The Making of a Nation; Living with Partition; Ireland Today. Essay Features: The Role of the Church; The Youth Explosion; Song and Dance; The Irish Way with Words; Fairies and Folklore; Racing Certainties; The Games People Play; The Serious Business of Drinking; A Fresh Approach to Food. Places: Introduction; Dublin; Day Trips from Dublin; The Southeast; Cork City & Surroundings; The Southwest; The Shannon Region; The Midlands; The Far West; The Northwest; The Northeast; Belfast. Photo Features: Ireland's Architecture; Ireland in the Movies; The Travelling People; The Burren; The Men Who March. Travel Tips: Getting Acquainted; Planning the Trip; Practical Tips; Getting Around; Where to Stay; Eating Out; Nightlife; Late Spots, Dublin; Late Spots, Belfast; Culture; Theatre; Music, Art Galleries; Festivals; Calendar of Events; Bloomsday; Outdoor Attractions; Relics; Beauty Spots; Shopping; What to Buy; Shopping Hours; Spectator Sports; Golf; Angling; Adventure Sports; Birdwatching; Hill walking, climbing; Further Reading.