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A magical book that deserves being much better known and wider read. I first heard of Praeger when reading the first of [author Tim Robinson]'s Connemara Trilogy. I was intrigued to find that Praeger attended the same Grammar School as I in Belfast, though many years earlier. The book provides a wonderful cross country stomp through Irish topography and natural history. There is quite a bit of humour and anecdote at times catching an Ireland that is sadly but inevitably gone. I particularly enjo ...more