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Shannon Country: A River Journey Through Time - Paul Clements

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Author: Paul Clements

Date Published: 01-Sep-2020

When Irish travel writer Richard Hayward set out to explore the Shannon region in 1939, his evocative Where the River Shannon Flowsbecame an instant classic. Eighty years later author Paul Clements retraces his steps: from the tiny spring at the Shannon Pot in Cavan to where it unspools into the Shannon Estuary, 344km downsteam, his journey - by car, boat, bike and on foot - follows the course of Ireland's longest river. Along the way Clements paints a compelling portrait of twenty-first-century Ireland, blending interview and anecdote with a keen eye for the natural world. Shannon Country is a memory map, charting what has been lost and what has changed, for better or worse. It is a homage to the Shannon; a river that runs through literature, art, history and mythology with a riptide pull on our collective imagination.

About the Author
Paul Clements is a travel writer and broadcaster. He is the author of three books on Ireland: Irish Shores: A Journey Round the Rim of Ireland (1993), The Height of Nonsense: The Ultimate Irish Road Trip (2005), and Burren Country: Travels Through an Irish Limestone Landscape (2011). He has written and edited two books on travel writer and historian Jan Morris, and is a contributing writer to Fodor's Guide Ireland and Insight Guide Ireland. A former BBC journalist, he is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford and lives in Belfast.
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