Bernard Share, ed., Far Green Fields, 1500 Years of Irish Travel Writing (Belfast: Blackstaff 1992), 333pp.

CONTENTS: incl. extracts & biographical notices from G. A. Birmingham, A Wayfarer in Hungary (London: Methuen 1925); Robin Bryans, Crete (London: Faber 1969); W. F. Butler, the Great Lone Land (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington 1889); Maurice Collis, Into Hidden Burma (London: Faber 1953); John Corry, A Satirical View of London (London [Ogle, Crosby & Stuart] 1801); Dufferin, Letters from High Latitudes [11th edn.] (London: Dent 1903; first pub. 1857); Desmond Fennell, Mainly in Wonder (London: Hutchinson 1959); Robert Gibbings, Over the Reefs (London: Dent 1948); Thomas Colley Grattan, Tales of a Walking Gentleman (London: 1923); Beatrice Grimshaw From Fiji to the Cannibal Islands (London: Nelson 1917); Maurice N. Hennessy, Africa Under My Heart (NY: Ives Washburn, 1965); Aidan Higgins, Ronda Gorge and Other Precipices (London: Secker & Warburg 1989); Pamela Hinkson, Indian Harvest (London: Collins 1941); Denis Johnston, Nine Rivers to Jordan (London: David Verschoyle 1953); William Kelly, Life in Victoria, vol. 2 (London: Chapman and Hall 1859); Arthur Leared, A visit to the Court of Morocco (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1879); Anita Leslie, Love in a Nutshell (London: Hutchinson 1952); F. L. McClintock, The Fate of Sir John Franklin, [5th edn.] (London: John Murray 1881; first publ. 1860); Micheál MacLiammóir, Put Money in thy Purse (London: Methuen 1952); Frederick Edward Manning, Old New Zealand (Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs 1949; first publ. 1863); John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin: M. H. Gill 1913; first publ. 1854); Dervla Murphy, Full Tilt (London: John Murray 1965); Conor O’Brien, Across Three Oceans (London: Arnold 1926); Tadhg Ó Cianáin, The Flight of the Earls, trans. by Fr. Paul Walsh (Dublin: M. H. Gill 1916); Pedro Alonso O’Crouley, A Description of the Kingdom of New Spain, trans & ed. by Sean Galvin (Dublin: Allen Figgis 1972); Liam O’Flaherty, Two Years (London: Jonathan Cape 1933; first publ. 1930); John J. O’Meara, trans. Voyage of St Brendan (Dublin: Dolmen Press 1976); Bernard Share, The Moon is Upside Down (Dublin: Allen Figgis 1962); Peter Somerville-Large, To the Naval of the World (London: Hamish Hamilton 1987); Walter Starkie, Raggle Taggle (London: John Murray 1933); Francis Stuart, States of Mind (Dublin: Raven Arts 1984; first pub. in Envoy, 1950); Theo. Wolfe Tone, Life of &c. (Washington 1826); John Tyndall, The Glaciers of the Alps, new ed. (London: Longmans Green 1896; first publ. 1860); Catherine Wilmot, An Irish Peer on the Continent 1810-1803, ed. Thomas U. Sadleir (London: Williams & Northgate 1920); also Share, The Moon is Upside Down (Dublin: Allen Figgis 1962). Each selection is prefaced by a biographical and critical notice; also glossary [incl. Maori and other languages] and a bibliography.

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