In Rick Steves Ireland you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on:
Dublin and Nearby
Dun Laoghaire and Howth
Valley of the Boyne (including Brú na Bóinne and Trim)
Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains
Kilkenny and the Rock of Cashel
Waterford and County Wexford
Kinsale and Cobh
Kenmare, the Ring of Kerry, Skellig Michael, and sights near Killarney
Dingle Peninsula and Nearby
Dingle Peninsula Loop Trip
Cliffs of Moher
Connemara and County Mayo
Connemara and County Mayo self-guided driving tour
Stops between Galway and Derry
Portrush and the Antrim Coast
Easy-to-follow maps (including color maps of Ireland, central Dublin, and the Dingle and "Ring of Kerry" Peninsulas)
Trip planning: When to go, pre-trip checklist, festivals and holidays, recommended books and movies
Recommended three-week itinerary and advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
Transportation: Driving, trains, buses, city transit, and ferries
Irish history, culture, language, and cuisine
Handy Irish–Yankee vocabulary list
Detailed advice on managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
Also included: a 14½" x 19½" full-color fold-out Planning Map that shows all of Ireland, plus key driving distances/times and a close-up of the Dingle and "Ring of Kerry" peninsulas — as well as more handy close-ups (showing major sights) on the back: Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Galway, and Dingle town. (Note: This is a slightly smaller version of Rick's stand-alone Ireland Planning Map.)
Is This the Right Book for Me?
What's the difference between this Ireland book and Rick's Best of Ireland guidebook?
Rick Steves Ireland, the complete guide, offers more coverage of more destinations in a mostly black-and-white format, and is updated annually.
The shorter Rick Steves Best of Ireland guidebook focuses on Ireland's top destinations and sights, is in full color, and is updated every other year.
Both books are packed with hand-picked recommendations and Rick's travel advice and tips for saving time, money, and hassle.
Should I get either of the Snapshot guides for Ireland in addition to the Ireland guidebook?
No, because the two Snapshot guides for Ireland are simply excerpted chapters taken directly from the complete Rick Steves Ireland guidebook.