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50 Gems of West Cork

The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

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Author: Kieran McCarthy

Situated in the south-western corner of Ireland, the region of West Cork, attracts millions of visitors each year to discover its spectacular coastline and dramatic landscapes. It is known for many aspects, its scenery, its serenity, its culture and its people. In this book, local author Kieran McCarthy seeks out the essence and the character of the area as he highlights some of its treasures and special places.

‘50 Gems of West Cork’ takes the reader from Bandon to Castletownbere, through the changing and the unspoilt landscapes and seascapes, and provides an insight into the uniqueness of the region. The necklace of towns and villages are all linked together through a striking section of Ireland’s coastline, over 320 kilometres in length, encompassing a raw coastal wilderness with expansive inlets continuously being eroded away by the Atlantic Ocean. Together with the exquisite coastal scenery are undulating inland landscapes criss-crossed by mountains, hills, streams and rivers, imposing old-world villages and wonderful discoveries at every bend in the road.

Researching West Cork, the visitor finds that each parish has its own local historian, historical society, village/town council, tidy towns group, community group and business community who have inspired the creation of heritage trails and information panels, each asserting why its area has a strong sense of place and identity, and why it should be visited. Relics from the past also haunt the landscape with prominent landmarks ranging from Bronze Age standing stones to ivy-clad ruined houses and castles, churches and big houses, to beacons, cable cars and lighthouses. All add to the spectacle that is West Cork.

Book ISBN 9781445692395

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Nov 2019

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 100

Available on: Friday 15th November 2019

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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