Irish Eyes Are Reading

Cafe at , Inishmore, Ireland
Cafe at Ring Fort Visitor Center, Inishmore, the Aran Islands

Planning travel to Ireland? Perhaps you’d like to review some of our top articles on Ireland.


A Travel Photo Thursday look at Cragganouwen–a Bronze and Iron Age settlement recreated in Country Clare.

Travel Photos of typical Irish scenes.


Reviews by Vera Marie Badertscher unless otherwise noted.

Disappeared by Anthony Quin, a modern-day North Ireland thriller.

The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey, historical novel set in Northern Ireland in the beginning days of the struggle for Independence.

The New Irish Table, a cookbook reviewed by Brette Sember.

Exploring Derrynane House, a cultural experience by Jesse Voigts

My Lady Judge, a mystery novel set in the Burren

Northern Ireland, by Carolyn Oceana Ryan.An interview of the author of this memoir of living in Belfast, by Kerry Dexter

Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelley, review by Kerry Dexter.

Charming Billy by Alice McDermott. Novel set in the Irish community of New York City in the early 20th century.

Two books from the Blasket Islands.

Hungry Hill from Daphne DuMaurier. Novel set on the Beara Peninsula in southwest Ireland.

McCarthy’s Bar by Pete McCarthy. Memoir of a zany trip through Ireland.

Real Irish music on the path to Ring Fort
Real Irish music on the path to Ring Fort


brought to you by Kerry Dexter:

Songman, by Tommy Sands (a memoir from Northern Ireland) and Arising from the Troubles (music by the same man).

Cathie Ryan and Through Wind and Rain

Music for Travelers in Ireland (and pictures from the Dingle Peninsula)

Music for St. Patrick’s Day


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About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, or recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons . She has written for Reel Life With Jane, Life is a Trip and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.