Excerpt: "The aeroplane is man?s latest invention. Through it man has become lord of the air. The steamship and steam engine had already given him victory over sea and land. Now he is complete master of the situation. One of the most delightful uses of the aeroplane is in sightseeing. Aerial tourist travel will soon become popular, as a bird?s-eye view of a country is the most satisfactory of all. For several reasons, however, many will be unable to enjoy this latest luxury, traveling in the body, but with the mind everyone who desires can enjoy in the following pages, an aeroplane trip through Ireland, fairest of all lands. This mental excursion in the aeroplane has obvious advantages over a like physical experience, as every aeronaut will cheerfully acknowledge. Future aerial travelers over Erin will be able to witness to the truthfulness of this bird?s-eye view of Ireland, and I trust the historical allusions will add to the interest of our survey of the island?s lovely scenes. The visits to Irish homes, and the glimpses of Irish character will also, I am sure, be enjoyed."