Covering all aspects of travel since the 12th century, this guide provides a reference on Irish travel literature. The book also examines the tradition and content of tourist guides to Ireland. The information included ranges from diary-accounts of journeys undertaken through the country and towns of Ireland, written for the information of others, to private writings, such as the 17th-century account by Mary Granville of her journey to Galway. There are also excerpts from the journals and letters of historical figures, such as John Wesley and Mary Wollstonecraft. Furthermore, the author has added to the bibliographical data for each entry wherever possible, indicating the itinerary followed by the writer in question.