A book signing of 'My Connemara Journeys – Joyce Country' by Amelia Joyce will take place at The Bookshop, Bridge St, Westport, on Thursday July 18 from 2pm-4pm
A native of Connemara, the author presents seven carefully selected journeys through the landscape of Connemara that are dear to her heart and shares them with the reader in this beautiful and compelling book. The seven journeys represent one journey for each day of the week.
“The idea for my guidebook is that the readers get insights into the fascinating people who lived in Connemara, enjoy visiting my favourite off-the-beaten-track gems that the average tourist never sees, and to suggest places where you can enjoy afternoon tea, a creamy pint or a picnic on one of the many sandy beaches dotted along the coast", said Amelia.
She continued: "What was once an isolated landscape ravaged by poverty has now become the destination for nature-lovers, mountain-climbers and other sports enthusiasts alike. Excellent restaurants are in abundance, and the choice of accommodation ranges from simple bed-and-breakfasts to world-renowned luxury castles. The following quote by h.V. Morton captures my feelings for this wild majestic place: and you feel that if God chose a place to reveal himself it would be upon these western hills at sunset when the whole hushed world is tense with beauty and earth seems waiting for a revelation."
'My Connemara Journeys' is also available at Charlie Byrne's bookshop, Galway, and Keogh's Gift Shop in Oughterard. All are invited to join Amelia Joyce for the signing of her second edition of her guidebook at The Bookshop, Westport.