Towns on the Wild Atlantic Way

Towns on the Wild Atlantic Way

A fully illustrated guidebook to the many beautiful towns and places of interest to visit along the Wild Atlantic Way. 

Paperback: €12.99
Paperback: 112 pages
Size:240x170 mm
ISBN: 9781788492263

From the drama of Donegal to the beauty of west Cork, the 2,500km Wild Atlantic Way is one of the world’s greatest tourist routes.

The unique towns along the way are the perfect bases from which to explore Ireland’s spectacular west coast. Learn all about them – from the historic city of Galway to the copper-mining village of Allihies – as well as the routes and sights nearby.

Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs and handy maps. 

Richard Butler

Richard Butler is a historian of modern Ireland and Director of Research at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in Limerick. He grew up in Bantry in west Cork and holds a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Cambridge. A keen hiker, cyclist and sailor, Richard has extensive first-hand knowledge of the entire Wild Atlantic Way from land and sea, and combines this with academic expertise in Ireland’s history and culture. His publications include Building the Irish Courthouse and Prison: A Political History, 1750–1850 (Cork University Press, 2020) and the edited collection Dreams of the Future in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Liverpool University Press, 2021).

Some 30 locations along the route are the focus of Richard Butler’s Towns on the Wild Atlantic Way which meshes historical detail with present-day life alongside colour photographs. The author feels that towns have sometimes been relegated to second fiddle in comparison with mountains, lighthouses or beaches, and redresses this balance

Irish Times
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