This work is intended for children aged 9-14 years. Spectacular photographs capture Ireland's coastal cliffs, rugged mountains, and green glens. With a look at the Ireland of yesterday and today, traditional land-based economies are presented alongside modern commerce. From the farming lands of the west coast to Dublin's busy cobbled streets, this book reveals both traditional and contemporary Ireland. Other topics include: old and new industries; Dublin and other cities; Irish nationalism; mountains, cliffs and coasts; Giant's Causeway; and ancient settlers and invaders.