Introducing Oisín the Brave Plus A Giveaway From Éire’s Kids

Today we’re stepping into a modern day Tír na nÓg (Land of Youth) with Éire’s Kids, a Galway based company that created the wonderful characters of Oisín the Brave and Princess Éire to spark the imaginations of young boys and girls. In today’s post, author Michelle Melville introduces us to the wonderful books she created […]

The Sunbeam Path – An Interactive Children’s iBook By Marion Rose McFadden

“The Sunbeam Path” – what an exciting name for a children’s picture book. The very name speaks of faeries and intrigue. Just saying this title aloud makes me want to take a sunny journey to a land of make believe. In today’s post I’m excited to introduce you to Nora, a delightful little Irish girl […]

The Irish American Influence – Guest Post By Brighid O’Sullivan

Brighid O’Sullivan grew up hearing Irish folk tales from her father in Western Massachusetts. She’s been writing short stories since she was a child and as an adult has written for History Magazine, History Channel magazine, and her local paper. She works full time as a nurse and has just published her debut novel, The […]

Silly McGilly Giveaway – Ireland’s Magical Leprechaun

Silly McGilly is a friendly little leprechaun who loves nothing more than playing tricks on children. St. Patrick’s Day may be a long way away, but since today is September 17th, and our big Irish celebration is 6 months from today, why not seize the opportunity to introduce you to a little leprechaun, and host […]

The Wily O’Reilly: Irish Country Stories by Patrick Taylor – Book Review & Giveaway

The Wily O’Reilly: Irish Country Stories by Patrick Taylor is a collection of warm and amusing short stories centering around Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as he tends to his patients in the quaint, whimsical village of Ballybucklebo.  This cozy Ulster village is home to a vast array of quirky, humorous and thoroughly entertaining characters. These […]

Introducing Bríd Wade – Irish Artist and Writer

Today I am delighted to introduce you to Ireland’s newest crime writer, Bríd Wade.  Watchers, the first in a series of Dublin based crime novels, was released in 2013. Sleeping Dogs, the sequel, was released in June, 2014.  Here is a little background into Bríd’s inspiration for these Irish thrillers. About Bríd (pronounced like Breed): […]

Book Giveaway Winner: “Put Yer Rosary Beads Away, Ma” by Cahal Dunne

A big thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s giveaway for the new book Put Yer Rosary Beads Away Ma by Cahal Dunne.  It was lovely to read all of our entrants’ comments.   Our lucky winner is….. Debra   who said…. “I appreciate your bringing new items from Irishmen/women like this book […]

“Put Yer Rosary Beads Away Ma” by Cahal Dunne – Book Review And Giveaway

‘Put Yer Rosary Beads Away Ma: A Salty Tale of a Young Man’s Musical Dreams and Struggles in 1970’s Ireland’ was written by Cahal Dunne, a native of County Cork, who now calls Pittsburgh home. Today I am delighted to introduce this wonderful new book to you.  A copy of ‘Put Your Rosary Beads Away Ma’ […]

“Hope In New York City” – A Young Adult Novel By Cynthia G. Neale

Hope in New York City: The Continuing Story of The Irish Dresser by Cynthia G. Neale tells America’s story, through the eyes of a young Irish immigrant, Nora McCabe. Today I am delighted to introduce you to the second installment in an Irish American trilogy for young adult readers. Image Credit In this book we […]

Winner Of Our Book Giveaway: Would You Marry A Farmer

A big thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s giveaway for the new book Would You Marry A Farmer by Lorna Sixsmith.  It was lovely to hear all of your farming stories. Our lucky winner is….. Candy Musselman who said…. “I married into the farming world – it is a whole other world […]

Book Review & Giveaway: “Would You Marry A Farmer?” By Lorna Sixsmith

Would YOU marry a farmer? This six million dollar question is posed by Lorna Sixsmith in her similarly titled new book.  Through the pages she wittily answers many questions for would-be farmers’ wives, which may leave you firmly believing an Irish farmer is the ideal husband after all. Image Credit Today I’m thrilled to be […]