Most guidebooks on Ireland will tell you where to stay and what to see. Culture Smart! Ireland is written for people who want to know more and go deeper. Here you will find the beliefs and attitudes of the Irish, their rich musical and literary culture, their ancient language and mythology, the values they live by, how they do business, how they enjoy themselves, and the ways they have been molded by their tumultuous history and indeed their geography. This understanding will be appreciated by your hosts; it will open doors to you, even open the hearts of a generous, talented people, justifiably proud of their unique identity.
About the Author
Alexandra Furbee, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, has lived in Ireland since 2014. She first moved to Dublin to pursue her graduate education; the lively culture, beautiful landscapes, and friendly people meant that she never left. She has a BA in Political Science from Flagler College, Florida and an MA in Irish Studies from University College Dublin. She has worked in higher education administration in America and Ireland, and currently serves as Head of Admissions for a Dublin-based private college. In her free time Alexandra loves to travel, read, and write for her blog Candid Alexandra.