Freewheeling Through Ireland

Enfield Pedals the West Coast

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Ebook
  • Pages: 224
  • Price: £4.79
  • Publication date: 8 March 2005
  • ISBN: 9781840249651

About the book

‘At one moment you seem to be in the Lake District; then you could be on the moon; then you are in a wilderness; and then beside a Norwegian fjord.’ When Edward decided to cycle around Ireland, he was enchanted by prehistoric fortresses, rugged landscapes, and landladies who insisted on washing his shirts. He takes you with him on a gentle ride up the west coast, eating enormous breakfasts and fresh fish for supper along the way, and stopping to chat to peat-cutters, fishermen, eccentric tourists and a famous matchmaker. With his trademark dry wit, observant eye and a sense of the absurd, he is the perfect companion for a tour of Ireland’s most beautiful areas from the lakes of Killarney to the idyllic Joyce’s Country, and from the dolmens of Clare to the deserts and neolithic remains of Mayo.

About the author

Edward Enfield has been a columnist for The Oldie magazine since 1992, has written for publications including the Daily Express, The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph, and has appeared on television in Watchdog,the BBC's Holiday programme, Points of View and The Heaven and Earth Show. He lives in West Sussex.