Woven together with brief cultural and historical captions, the book contains dozens of full-page photographs of many of Dublin's notable landmarks, churches, and structures, which capture the mythical attraction of one of Europe's most vibrant cities and offer readers a glimpse of Dublin's rich literary and cultural heritage. Notre Dame's Happy Returns is a must have for those who were there for Notre Dame's historic 2012 football game with Navy in Aviva Stadium as well as for all true Notre Dame football fans.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 1157 g
Dimensions: 229 x 305 x 18 mm
"A winning photographic essay, a travel book, a sports guide. It is all about what makes Ireland special for fans of the Fighting Irish and contains an exploration of the intro of American football in Ireland and the role of Notre Dame enhancing the sport's existence there."--Epoch Times
"Recounts the Fighting Irish's springboard to the BCS National Championship Game, a Sept. 1 whooping of Navy in the Emerald Isle Classic in Ireland."--ESPN The Magazine
"The book was a delight to read. . . . I'd recommend the book for the pictures alone. You'll see dozens and dozens of beautiful large photographs of Dublin and once you're finished it actually feels like you finished your own personal trip to Ireland."--OneFootDown.com
"To fans unable to attend the September game, the book does an effective job of explaining and illustrating a broad portrait of the experience. By itself, the book is a pictorial tour guide providing a simple education of the University of Notre Dame and its link to Ireland and the Naval Academy. This visually beautiful book available from the University of Notre Dame . . . is a must-have for most Notre Dame fans whether or not they have attended the games."--thelandryhat.com
"A book of photography focusing on the University of Notre Dame and its strong connections to its Irish Homeland from the historical Indiana university. Collecting photographs from the university, focusing on Ireland and the strong connection that is between Ireland and America through the university, capturing landmarks, landscapes, people, and many other topics. Full color and glossy, any fan of the Fighting Irish will do well with Notre Dame's Happy Returns as a choice coffee book photography selection, highly recommended."--The Midwest Book Review
"The book offers an illustrated history of Dublin and an essay on Notre Dame's growing presence in Ireland . . . A third section chronicles American football in Ireland, culminating in the September 1 game against Navy. 'If you went to the game here's a memoir, ' Conchubhair says in describing the project. 'If you didn't go to the game, here's what you missed.'"--Notre Dame Magazine
"Notre Dame's Happy Returns: Dublin, The Experience, The Game is much more than a look back at Notre Dame's 50-10 season opening victory against the Midshipmen across the Atlantic Ocean. Rather, it is a photographic archive of the city of Dublin and the fanfare leading up to the Emerald Isle Classic, as seen through the lens of Matt Cashore with a look at the culture and history of Dublin as told by . . . Brian Conchubhair and . . . Susan Mullen Guibert. . . . Serving as a photographic tour book of sorts, the reader will have an opportunity to relive or visually experience the week leading up to the football game. . . . Lastly, there are some stunning and vivid action shots from the game."--examiner.com
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