If you are looking for some Irish History before the trip here are two books: The Princes of Ireland (Book 1) and The Rebels of Ireland (book 2) by Edward Rutherfurd. The books are novels so the families are not real but by all reports the history in the novels are said to be accurate. The books were great.
Which got me thinking about other books about Ireland.
There is one called "Ireland" by Frank Delaney that relays many legends and historical tales in the midst of a novel.
In our own parish library, we have a copy of "How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill, that gives perspective how Irish monks and scholars preserved Western culture in challenging times.
And one of our Year of Faith Book Club selections for March is "Seven Secrets of the Celtic Spirit" by William John Fitzgerald. It has become difficult to purchase, but I have copies available in my office for $12.
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