Tips for Visiting Ireland | The Irish Readathon

Tips for visiting ireland the irish readathon

Since starting this readathon I've noticed a lot of people taking part are very interested in visiting Ireland for the first time. Coming here isn't much of a culture shock for Westerners (anymore anyway) but there may be some things that might surprise you. https://youtu.be/rm2m_QJVTj4 🇮🇪 Tip 1: Bring an Adapter In Ireland we use … Continue reading Tips for Visiting Ireland | The Irish Readathon

Irish Myths and Legends | The Irish Readathon

Irish Myths and Legends fairies ghosts Elaine Howlin blog

Ireland has a rich history of storytelling. We're known for myths, legends, fairy-tales and folklore. A lot of the mythology from here has inspired TV shows, movies and books we see now. The Banshee (I was terrified of this auld bag as a child) has featured in the shows Charmed and Supernatural as well as … Continue reading Irish Myths and Legends | The Irish Readathon

Awesome Contemporary Irish Literature to read this St. Patrick’s Day

Contemporary Irish Literature recommendations for St. Patrick's Day

When people think of Irish writers they usually think of James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, or Roddy Doyle. Basically, they think of the old guys but we have a lot more to offer than that. Avoid the crowds this St. Patrick's Day and curl up with one of these great contemporary Irish books.   … Continue reading Awesome Contemporary Irish Literature to read this St. Patrick’s Day

The Irish Readathon 2018

The Irish Readathon TBR reading plans 2018

The Irish Readathon is a reading challenge taking place for the whole month of March hosted by Fred Weasley Died Laughing (Aoife), Jessica – Breathe and Read, AlffBooks (Stephen), and Leanne Rose. The goal of the readathon is to read books by Irish authors or about Ireland. You only need to read one book in order to participate … Continue reading The Irish Readathon 2018

Writer’s Tea Towel

I recently read this very interesting article on the Irish Times website by John Boyne, author of The Hearts Invisible Furies. In many of the tourist shops around Ireland you will find something known as the literary tea towel. It's a collage of 12 great Irish writers all of which are men "most of whom … Continue reading Writer’s Tea Towel