Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

The most popular Saint’s day in the world, celebrated in the most surprising places,  can be enjoyed in many ways. Like all of us, I have friends who will be keen to do the ‘green beer’ thing (though no one does this quite as enthusiastically as Dubliners) – my preference is for lots of luscious Baileys, both in cocktails and chocolates!

Being a Reading Woman, I will (of course) accompany these treats with some Irish lit.  The problem is  knowing where to start. Ireland is well-known for its writers, having in its ranks such famous and controversial figures as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats and George Bernard Shaw. Women writers include Elizabeth Bowen, Edna O’Brien and Jennifer Johnston; contemporary male writers include Sebastian Barry, Colm Toibin and John Banville (the latter is perennially tipped to win the Nobel Prize.)

Decisions, decisions…and any recommendations to help me make up my mind will be gratefully received…




2 responses to “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

  1. Patricia

    How about Roddy Doyle – The Woman Who Walked Into Doors?

  2. Joanne

    Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt