Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating
journey around Ireland, discovering the traditions, triumphs and
disasters, foibles, quirks and customs that make up the Irish
people. From their peccadilloes to their passions he uncovers
entertaining stories and astonishing facts that will amuse and
inform in equal measure.
Travel from coast to coast across Ireland and learn how every
county contributes to the distinct Irish personality in its own
unique and different ways. From County Leitrim, the most sparsely
populated county in the Republic of Ireland to County Louth,
Ireland's smallest geographic county, discover the site of the
first play performed in the Irish language, sail the longest
navigable inland waterway in Europe and watch the horse racing at
Ireland's first all-weather racecourse. Listen to the memories and
tales of ordinary folk from every walk of life and find out from
them what it means to be Irish.
"I Never Knew That About the Irish" is an irresistible book,
beguilingly illustrated with pen and ink drawings. It gives a
captivating insight into the heritage, memories and monuments that
have shaped each county in Ireland.
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