I Never Knew that About Ireland
Consider that: - A tiny hamlet in Desart, Co. Kilkenny, was the birthplace of the man who designed the White House in Washington, D.C. - Five Irishmen were awarded the Nobel Prize. Four, W.B. Years, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, and Seamus Heaney, were awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The fifth, Ernest Walton, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics: he splic the atom. - The first transaclantic flight landed near the wild and isolated coast town of Clifden in Co. Galway. - Ireland was, during the 18th century, the world's largest exporter of butter - The shipyard at Belfast was once the busiest in the world - Van Morrison, James Galway, and Chaim Herzon (President of Israel) were all born in Belfast. This irresistible book gives a captivating insight into the heritage, memories and monuments that have shaped each county in Ireland searching out their secrets and unearthing their hidden gems.
Author: Christopher Winn
Edition: (Edition: First Edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: 2007-03-06