Richard Butler Towns on the Wild Atlantic Way


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Stunning places to explore.

From the drama of Donegal to the beauty of West Cork, the 2,500km Wild Atlantic Way is one of the world's greatest tourist routes.

The unique towns along the way are the perfect bases from which to explore Ireland's spectacular west coast. Learn all about them - from the historic city of Galway to the copper-mining village of Alihies - as well as the routes and sights nearby.

Full of beautiful photographs and with detailed maps.

About the Author

Richard Butler is a historian of modern Ireland and Director of Research at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in Limerick. He grew up in Bantry in west Cork and holds a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Cambridge.

A keen hiker, cyclist and sailor, Richard has extensive first-hand knowledge of the entire Wild Atlantic Way from land and sea, and combines this with academic expertise in Ireland's history and culture. His publications include Building the Irish Courthouse and Prison: A Political History, 1750-1850 (Cork University Press, 2020) and the edited collection Dreams of the Future in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Liverpool University Press, 2021).

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