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Books Set in Ireland to Add to Your Reading List

Here is a list of books set in Ireland, from mystery to historical fiction.

Books Set in Ireland - Ireland Book List

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!

The Colony by Audrey Magee

The Colony by Audrey Magee

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

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.

In the Woods by Tana French

In the Woods by Tana French

Dubliners by James Joyce

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.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party.

Love & Luck Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Love & Gelato comes a heartwarming tale of a road trip through Ireland filled with love, adventure, and the true meaning behind the word family.

Good Eggs Rebecca Hardiman

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.

Country by Michael Hughes

Country by Michael Hughes

Published to ravishing acclaim in the UK, a fierce and suspenseful reimagining of Homer’s Iliad set in mid-1990s Northern Ireland–a heart pounding tale of honor and revenge.

The Library at the Edge of the World Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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.

The Secret Guests by Benjamin Black

The Secret Guests by Benjamin Black

As London endures nightly German bombings, Britain’s secret service whisks the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret from England, seeking safety for the young royals on an old estate in Ireland.

Murder in Galway  Carlene O’Connor

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

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? : A Memoir Séamas O’Reilly

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.

Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

Set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, a shattering novel about a young woman caught between allegiance to community and a dangerous passion.

What do you think about the books on this list?

Have you read any of these books?  Are any of them on your TBR?  What books set in Ireland would you add to this list?  Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

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