Get ready – March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day!!! The beloved holiday is known for its cheerful parades, and for celebrating Ireland’s colours, traditional Irish foods and drinks. It’s a day to honour the patron saint of Ireland and celebrate the country’s rich culture and history.
As book lovers, we can also celebrate this day with audiobooks and ebooks that transport us to the Emerald Isle, it’s beautiful landscapes and introduce us to the myths, legends, and traditions of Ireland.
There are plenty of titles to get your readers in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s why you should include these titles in your St. Patrick’s Day lists and carousels –
- In the five months from its creation to the Irish referendum vote on women’s rights to abortion on 25 May 2018, the Facebook page grew to over 115,000 followers with an organic reader reaches of over four million per week. RTÉ reported that it was stories in the anthology that influenced 43 per cent of voters to vote Yes to Repeal the 8th. – ‘In Her Shoes’ by Erin Darcy
- From the author of the bestselling Motherfoclóir, Non-fiction Irish Book of the Year. ‘Craic Baby’ will fascinate those who loved “The Etymologicon” and “The Lost Words”. – ‘Craic Baby’ by Darach O’Séaghdha
- Over 2,800 ratings on Amazon across the series. An uplifting and inspiring romcom, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Trisha Ashley and Cathy Bramley. – ‘From Ireland with Love.’ by Liz Hurley
- Lyrical, haunting and irresistible, Dermot Bolger peers under the veneer of our lives, exploring the secrets that bind families together or tear them apart. Perfect for fans of Claire Keegan, John MaGahern, and Sef Hughes – ‘Secrets Never Told’ by Dermot Bolger
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Secrets Never Told by Dermot Bolger
Audiobook ISBN: 9788728129296
Narrated by Caroline Lennon & Liam Hourican
A widow spends weeks haunting a cemetery, desperate to track down an unknown woman who keeps leaving flowers on her husband’s grave; A daughter searches a foreign city for her father, trying to understand why he disappeared forty-five years ago; A former gay lover of Roger Casement stands among the crowds at his state funeral in 1965, paying silent homage to the closeted world they were forced to inhabit at the dawning of the Irish State. A writer at a book launch comes face to face with the person secretly responsible for his success.
Lyrical, haunting, and irresistible, Dermot Bolger peers under the veneer of our lives, exploring the secrets that bind families together or tear them apart.
Perfect for fans of Claire Keegan, John MaGahern, and Sef Hughes.
In her Shoes by Erin Darcy
Narrated by Laurence Bouvard, Aoife McMahon, Caroline Lennon & Gina Burke
In early 2018, Erin Darcy created an online art project, In Her Shoes – Women of the Eighth, to safely and anonymously share private stories of the real and devastating impact of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland. In the five months leading up to the referendum on abortion, the project asked a simple question of undecided voters: put yourself in her shoes.
Here, In Her Shoes: Women of the Eighth reproduces thirty-two of those anonymous stories, representing the entire island of Ireland. Published with their authors’ consent, they are powerful testimonies to storytelling as salvation from heartache, stigma and threat. Together, they record lived truths previously omitted from history and signal a monumental change in the social landscape of Ireland.
Craic Baby by Darach O’Séaghdha
Narrated by Peadar Ó Caomhánaigh
What do we talk about when we talk about Irish?
When we talk about saving or supporting a language do we mean the musical combination of syllables, or something more profound?
How do new words enter a language, and what is the relationship between that strange dialect called Hiberno-English and its parent language?
In ‘From Ireland With Love’ we follow the exploits of sister Nick Byrne. Independent, sensible, and hugely successful in her career – Nick seems to have it all. But when an investigation into her company is launched, Nick feels her world start to crumble, and finds herself wondering what her father would do.
Struggling to cope with her new situation, Nick decides to take a trip to Ireland to rediscover herself by tracing her roots. But will she end up finding more than she bargained for?
What do you get when an Australian finds his way to England? Hair-raising adventures, lots of madness and romance and some demented turns of fate!
‘The Lair of the White Worm’ is a horror tale by Bram Stoker, published in the author’s last years. In a world where strange horrors lurk amidst bizarre creatures, the novel follows the life of Adam Salton, a well-off Australian, who is invited by his distant uncle to England, where things begin to get decidedly disturbing very quickly.
A suspenseful and compelling read, Stoker’s novel constantly offers cliffhangers and various twists and is a great suspense novel. A must-read for fans of Stoker, dragons, snakes and horror book
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