A thoughtful, deeply felt invitation to sample the splendours of West Cork for local and visitor alike.
Welcome to the spirit, moods and amazing views of the wonderful world of West Cork, truly a place apart. A world of stunning landscapes, craggy cliffs, colourful villages, wild bogland, glorious harbours, fabulous beaches, rocky mountains, West Cork stands apart as one of the most desirable places to live, work, visit. The famous spots are all here: Mizen and Beara, with their extraordinary seascapes; Baltimore and Schull, beloved of sailors from all over the world; Gougane Barra, with its timeless peace - and many, many more. There are secret places too, off the beaten track, and the book takes the reader down many side-paths and byways to hidden corners and unexpected treasures, sharing on the way some of the legends and traditions of this region - and always the most wonderful and heartstopping scenery.
From a writer and photographer team who lovingly share their responses to the region they are lucky enough to call home: Jo Kerrigan, historian and journalist with national and international publications, and Richard Mills, multiple award-winning press and wildlife photographer.
highlights not only its coastline, but its inland beauty as well ... stunning photographs ... Richard's many photographs - over 100 - present a visual story throughout the book, complimenting the text wonderfully ... The book is a real treat -- Sherkin Comment 'a thoughtful, deeply felt invitation to sample the splendours of West Cork for local and visitor alike' -- Ireland of the Welcomes 'do yourself a favour, pick up a copy of this wonderful book ... you won't be disappointed' -- Evening Echo 'a book which captures the charm and beauty of the county' -- Evening Echo 'a travel guide, nature reference and photography book all rolled into one' -- Evening Echo 'inviting lyrical text and beautiful atmospheric photographs ... a fascinating read' -- Evening Echo a love story by a gif