Explore 100 extraordinary locations in Ireland.
Sally and John McKenna, travel and food writers and authors of IRELAND THE BEST, have selected 100 extraordinary places that epitomize what is truly great about Ireland. This personal and diverse compendium is illustrated with beautiful and evocative images.
Magnificent places – among glorious scenery
Reflective places – where to pause and reflect
Human places – outstanding places made by us for us
The updated directory tells you how to find the place (some are less obvious than others) and where to walk, eat and sleep nearby.
This is the McKenna’s ultimate collection: great to look at and great to go to.
About the author
Sally McKenna is a photographer, cookery editor, film-maker and the publisher of the McKennas' Guides, working from her office in West Cork. Her book Extreme Greens: Understanding Seaweed was described by BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme as “a new bible for seaweed cookery”.John McKenna has written about Ireland's food culture for almost thirty years, and has won many national and international awards for his work, including the André Simon Special Award. He is the curator of the annual The 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland, published since 1992. The Wall Street Journal described him as “Ireland’s most authoritative food writer”.