Curious about the signifigance of today?

Why not check out some of our books on Ireland, Irish holidays and St Patrick?

Fiction:

Bog child
by Siobhan Dowd
NEW YA FICTION DOWD

In 1981, the height of Ireland’s “Troubles,” eighteen-year-old Fergus is distracted from his upcoming A-level exams by his imprisoned brother’s hunger strike, the stress of being a courier for Sinn Fein, and dreams of a murdered girl whose body he discovered in a bog.

The grave
by James Heneghan
YA FICTION HEN

Thirteen-year-old Tom, an unhappy foster child in Liverpool, falls into a massive open grave and is transported to Ireland in 1847, where he finds himself in the midst of the deadly potato famine.

Hush : an Irish princess’ tale
by Donna Jo Napoli
NEW YA FICTION NAPOLI

Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is kidnapped by Russian slave traders and not only learns how to survive but to challenge some of the brutality of her captors, who are fascinated by her apparent muteness and the possibility that she is enchanted.

The new policeman
by Kate Thompson
YA FICTION THOMPSON

Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, and when he attempts to stop the leak he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed.

History:

The Irish way : a walk through Ireland’s past and present
by Robert Emmett Ginna
941.7 G492i

Heritage of Ireland : a history of Ireland & its people
by Nathaniel Harris
941.5 H315h

Ireland : a graphic history
by Morgan Llywelyn and Michael Scott
941.5 L794i

The encyclopedia of Ireland : an A-Z guide to its people, places, history, and culture
by Ciaran Brady, general editor
941.5003 E56

How the Irish saved civilization : the untold story of Ireland’s heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe
by Thomas Cahill
941.501 C132h

Travel:

Frommer’s Ireland
914.1504 F932f year 2006

Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown. England, Ireland & Scotland
DVD-914.1 P289v

St. Patrick:

Saint Patrick of Ireland : a biography
by Philip Freeman
BIO P314f

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About kitkat

I'm a teen services librarian in Chili (pronounced Chai-Lie) New York with a passion for engaging teens in the love of reading, libraries and having fun!
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