Read ✓ An Innocent in Ireland By David W. McFadden –

Read ✓ An Innocent in Ireland  By David W. McFadden –
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • An Innocent in Ireland
  • David W. McFadden
  • English
  • 04 December 2019
  • 0771055277

An Innocent in Ireland When Writer David McFadden Sets Out On A Tour Of Ireland, He Is Determined To So Do In A Relatively Innocent State Using As A Guide Only In Search Of Ireland, A 1930 Title By Travel Writer H V Morton, He Plans To Follow The Same Route, To Try To Determine How Things Have Changed And How They Have Remained The Same.This He Proceeds To Do At Least At First But Soon He Is Wandering And Erratically Around The Country, Poking Into Any Corner And Musing Over Any Sight That Takes His Fancy From A Cozy Guest House In Kilcullen To The Legendary Hill Of Tara, From The South Coast Pub Run By Twin Sisters To The Windswept Reaches Of The Ballaghbeama Gap And Increasingly He Is Drawn To The Prehistoric Monuments Of Ancient Ireland As He Goes, He Records His Very Personal Impressions In A Clear Eyed And Wryly Humorous Way.Wisely, McFadden Also Lets The Many Characters He Meets Speak For Themselves He Loves A Good Chat And He Gives Ample Space To The Various Loquacious Barmen, Shopkeepers, Hoteliers, And Passersby Along The Way And Of All The Eccentric And Appealing Characters That He Encounters, One Of The Most Intriguing Is His Travelling Companion, The Mysterious Spanish Chambermaid And Poet Lourdes Brasil.Amusing, Quirky, Compassionate But Unsentimental, An Innocent In Ireland Is A Treat For Any Armchair Traveller.

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10 thoughts on “An Innocent in Ireland

  1. says:

    Blah He doesn t explain enough about Morton s route and observations for that to be interesting He doesn t explain why he brought along the travelling companion, what their relationship really is about, and why she s occassionally crying to make that intersting He says the trip is about listenining to Irish people but spends most of his time looking at old rock monuments and mostly talks to innkeepers and other tourist related folks It might have been a great trip for him, but it s not g...

  2. says:

    The beginning of my travelogue phase started with this book Written by David McFadden, it tells his story of retracing one of his favorite author s steps across Ireland It is not only a story of a country, but of a man and his passion It was an a...

  3. says:

    I read an Innocent in Scotland first and I have to confess I liked it better, but that may be because I had read it first This one had the same warm humour as the other one, though, which was what I was looking for In the end, I got a bit tired of the constant search for stones and dolmen I thin...

  4. says:

    I am thoroughly enjoying McFadden s book Having traveled Ireland this past summer, it is helping me retrace my steps and plan for my next adventure there things I missed and want to make a point of seeing, things I experienced but want to see from another perspective, etc a great read

  5. says:

    The first book I ever read about Ireland I borrowed it from the library and liked it so much I had to buy it when I happened to see it at a used book store I ve read it at least four times now, cover to cover

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