"Paul Clements recounts his journey through the 32 counties of Ireland along the Great Mountain Roads and the eccentric characters he encountered along the way including Cathy Rea a woman who can see - and even smell - fairies.
Written by Ireland's greatest field botanist and published in 1937 this enduring celebration of the Irish landscape is the result of five years of weekends spent walking a mazy 5000 miles across hills and bogs swimming through flooded caverns staying out all night on islands sifting fossil bones and exploring cattle-tramped tombs.
'I hereby bet Tony Hawks the sum of One Hundred Pounds that he cannot hitchhike round the circumference of Ireland with a fridge within one calendar month'<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> A foolhardy attempt to win a drunken bet led to Tony Hawks having one of the most unforgettable experiences of his life.
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