The Height of Nonsense

The Height of Nonsense

eBook - 2016
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"Forsake all 21st-century Celtic superhighways in favour of boreens." So says Paul Clements as he sets off to visit the highest point in each of the 32 counties of Ireland. Travelling on the GMRs (Great Mountain Roads), Paul spends time with the eccentric and quaint, who teach him that Irish culture is defined by our connection to the landscape. He meets a poet who tells him how to stop Errigal's ego deflating, and a man who knows the difference between people from Derry and Tyrone simply by their facial features. Travelling through remote corners of little-known counties, some flat, some not, Paul uncovers a miscellany of Irish life. Listen to tales of how to smell fairies, life in a Cistercian monastery, the legacy of Cromwell, standing stones, the 1798 Rebellion, druids, horse racing and the bogs. He learns how to make a walking stick, and how to celebrate the summer solstice with a high priestess. If that isn't enough, he's privy to local gossip and loose women in the pub at night. PS He only found 28 county tops!
Publisher: [United States] : The Collins Press : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781848895799
1848895798
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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