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.