Books That Bring the Magic of Ireland Alive

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Maybe it’s a deep seeded connection to my Irish ancestors or a simple love of Ireland. Whatever the case may be, I love to read books about the land of the leprechauns and share them with my children.  In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here are some of our favorite reads:

Killarney, Ireland

A beautiful day in Killarney

For the Younger Ones

Finn MacCoul and His Fearless Wife: A Giant of a Tale from Ireland by Robert Byrd

Jamie O’Rourke and the Pooka by Tomie de Paola

King Puck by Michael Garland

O’Sullivan Stew by Hudson Talbott

A Fine St. Patrick’s Day by Susan Wojciechowski

For Grade School

Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman

The King with Horse’s Ears and Other Irish Folktales by Batt Burns

Tales from Old Ireland by Malachy Doyle

Brigid’s Cloak:  An Ancient Irish Story by Bryce Milligan

Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: Magic Tree House Fact Tracker # 21  by Mary Pope Osborne

Leprechaun in Late Winter: Magic Tree House #43 by Mary Pope Osborne

Kinsale, Ireland

Land of the Leprechauns

For Tweens and Teens

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Under the Hawthorn Tree: Children of the Famine by Marita Conlon-McKenna

Dark Warning by Marie Louise Fitzpatrick

Cave of Secrets by Morgan Llywelyn

The Pirate Princess:  Return to the Emerald Isle by Matthew Morris

Personal Favorites

Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy

Ireland by Frank Delaney

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

In the Woods by Tania French

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien

The Girl on the Cliff by Lucinda Riley

The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd

Hopefully you will find something on this list that carries you away to the Emerald Isle and inspires you to someday make the journey yourself.

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