Last Updated on March 17, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle
If you’re looking for your next read, consider adding a book set in Ireland to your list! Ireland is a beautiful country and is the perfect backdrop for books, and its rich history and culture provide plenty of material for storytellers. So in this book list, we will share with you a list of books set in Ireland that are sure to captivate and entertain you. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be transported to the Emerald Isle!
List of Ireland Books
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend, Eileen, is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood. Alice, Felix, Eileen, and Simon are still young–but life is catching up with them. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in.
Dubliners by James Joyce
Is one of the greatest story collections in the English language–an unflinching, brilliant, often tragic portrait of early twentieth-century Dublin. The book, which begins and ends with a death, moves from “stories of my childhood” through tales of public life. Its larger purpose, Joyce said, was as a moral history of Ireland.
Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman
When Kevin Gogarty’s eighty-three-year-old mother is caught shoplifting yet again, he has no choice but to hire a caretaker to keep an eye on her. Kevin, recently unemployed, is already at his wits’ end tending to a full house while his wife travels to exotic locales for work, leaving him solo with his sulky, misbehaved teenaged daughter. Into the Gogarty fray steps Sylvia, the upbeat home aide, who appears at first to be their saving grace–until she catapults the Gogarty clan into their greatest crisis yet.
The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and her own life in this touching, enchanting novel set on Ireland’s stunning West Coast.
Murder in Galway by Carlene O’Connor
In the first installment of bestselling author Carlene O’Connor’s new Home to Ireland Mystery series, New York Tara Meehan’s first trip to Galway, Ireland may be her last. So jump right into the beauty and splendor–and murder–of Tara’s Irish adventure! With a gorgeous setting, suspicious characters, and a deadly mystery–Murder in Galway will have you packing your bags…
The Irishman’s Daughter by V.S. Alexander
Set in the wild, romantic, northwest coast of Ireland during the mid-19th century, The Irishman’s Daughter pits Briana, her father, and sister, against a reckless English landlord and a plague that will kill and displace millions of Irish people.
Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? by Séamas O’Reilly
Séamas O’Reilly’s mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten (!) brothers and sisters, and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It was the 1990s; the Troubles were a background rumble, but Séamas was more preoccupied with dinosaurs, Star Wars, and the actual location of heaven than the political climate.