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Travels in Ireland

Gerry Britt's collection of personal essays on discovering history and heritage, friendship and family, among the people and counties of Ireland.

About the book

This is a collection of 14 humorous and insightful stories written over the course of several years covering Gerry's numerous visits to Ireland. While it contains some useful travel and tourist tips, the collection is mostly concerned with the wonderful things that happen between points A and B on the tourist map, and the people (and the occasional animal) that inhabit those in-between places.

“My most cherished memories of Ireland, and the things that I now return to, cannot be found on a map. I hope that this humble volume will inspire you to experience the places in between the destinations, for there you will find the true Ireland.”

Gerry Britt

5 stars
Loved this book. I felt like I was back in Ireland. This is a good read whether you've already been or just dreaming of your first visit. Loved the down to earth nature and the humorous story telling. If you love Ireland, you'll love this book. I highly recommend it. Enjoy, I did.
Rose M
5 stars
This random collection of travel stories is an easy relaxing read. It's not an exhaustive travel reference, but rather the stories of an Irish American's adventures as he pokes around the island in search of old family connections and new friends. His travels take him to some well known tourist attractions and some other places that aren't in the guidebooks. The writing style makes you feel as if you were along for the ride.
J. Harris
Fun read and must book for anyone planing a trip to Ireland. I have a new perspective on Ireland and enjoyed all of Gerry's witty, educational, and inspiring stories.
5 stars
S. Koger


Table of Contents

  • Dublin All the Time
  • How to Pack for Ireland in Two Easy Steps
  • Once Upon a Time in Belfast
  • Why in the World Would He Leave?
  • Get Me to the Islands, Seanie
  • The Boys of Ballyfinnane
  • The Hounds of Bandon (And Other Irish Beasts)
  • Urlingford
  • The Euro Considered, or, I’m Putting a Hotel on Marvin Gardens
  • Derry, or The Slash, or Together in All But Name
  • Ah, the People…
  • Irish Poker
  • Mind Yourself, Now
  • Avoiding the PITS*: A Handy Guide to Beating the Blues after the Green (*Post-Ireland Travel Syndrome)

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About Gerry

Gerry Britt was made in America from Irish parts. His frequent travels to Ireland have been featured on numerous Irish travel and tourist sites. He recently realized a dream by obtaining his Irish citizenship. A native of New York City, he resides in Virginia with his wife, son, and dog, amid Michael Collins portraits, too many Aran sweaters, and rocks pilfered from his grandparents’ cottages in Tipperary and Kilkenny.

Gerry Britt