AN ENGLISHMAN [William Whittaker Barry] A Walking Tour Round Ireland in 1865. By an Englishman. With large folding map of Ireland to illustrate the “Walking Tour”.

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London: Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1867. Octavo. pp. xix, [1], 406, [5]. Green cloth, sprig of shamrock in gilt on upper cover, titled in gilt. Occasional spotting, slight tanning of the paper. A very good copy. Rare.

COPAC locates 6 copies only.
William Whittaker Barry went on a walking tour of Ireland in the autumn of 1865. He spent over ten weeks traversing twenty out of the thirty two counties, walking upwards of 1,000 miles. He described himself as a self-professed “intelligent and well-informed Englishman”. “I reached Castlebar about half-past five o’clock ... I took up my quarters at Daly’s Hotel, which is very comfortable though rather dear ... In the evening I strolled out to the place. There is a large green lawn in the centre part of the town, with a fine avenue of trees leading to the entrance to Lord Lucan’s seat. Here abouts also is Armstrong’s hotel, which looks a good one. At the end of the green there is a Methodist Chapel, erected under the patronage of the then Lord Lucan, the first stone of which was laid by John Wesley, on the 2nd May, 1785.”

[L3 11B]

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