A Secret Map of Ireland (Paperback)

A Secret Map of Ireland Cover Image
Email or call for price.


When the award-winning Irish Times' journalist Rosita Boland was a schoolgirl she had― in common with all Irish children―a map of Ireland. Iconic in its pinks, greens and yellows, the Educational Company map was a staple of the Irish schoolhouse. As the author matured and changed, so did the unique country she grew to know first-hand. With deep affection and curiosity, she followed her very own map from those by-gone schooldays to take the reader on a tour of Ireland, a tour like no other.

In 32 colorful essays, Rosita visits each of the counties on the island and brings back tales so unusual that they could only be 'of Ireland'. This is not your ordinary travel guide

From the monkey who crash-landed with an American B-17 Flying Fortress en route from Marrakesh to England, to the French mausoleum in Monivea; from Europe's most westerly weather station - famed for recording the highest ever wind speed in the British Isles - to the Tayto factory of dreams in Armagh, this delightful book promises a most unusual, and engaging, exploration of a mad and marvelous land.

About the Author

Rosita Boland is a journalist with the Irish Times. She lives in Dublin.

Praise For…

An essential book - full of rare and fascinating detail.” -Colm Tóibín

Product Details
ISBN: 9781934848272
ISBN-10: 1934848271
Publisher: GemmaMedia
Publication Date: February 1st, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English