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A must read for all Irish women. Especially endearing was the story called "Trinity" written by Kerry Herlihy. A moving book. Click here for Motherland.

A New Yorker searches for the elusive place her mother called "Home". Written with humour, depth and honesty, the author lifts her book from the normal run of "unhappy childhood" sagas by concentrating on the good things that happened to her and by minimizing the hardship and physical brutality. Source: The Irish Emigrant
Click here for I'll Know it...


The Irish in America
Edited by Michael Coffey & Terry Golway

A multitude of personal accounts from families, priests, entertainers, politicians and many others recall how we pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps and did what needed to do to survive, flourish and prosper in the New World.
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Midlife Irish:
Discovering My Family and Myself

by Frank Gannon

A tangy, tasty Irish stew that mixes memories with mythology and facts with fables, there's also lighthearted lilt as the author compares places and people to American life. A very funny book.
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We Band of Brothers
by John R. Sattersfield

"Early in his book, Satterfield gives a riveting account of the moment when Tom Sullivan was told his five sons were lost at sea. The elder Sullivan was up early, preparing to go to work on the railroad when he saw three men in uniforn-a lieutenant commander, a doctor and a chief petty officer-approach his front door. "I have some news for you about your boys," the naval officer said. "Which one?" asked Tom. "I'm sorry," the officer replied. "All five." -- Ed Gebhart, Delaware County Daily Times, June 16, 1996
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Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Ilnacullen, Co. Cork - an Island Garden

Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay. Ilnacullin, which means island of holly, is a small island known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs all around the world as an island garden of rare beauty.
The vivid colours of Rhododendrons and Azaleas reach their peak during May and June, whilst the hundreds of cultivars of climbing plants, herbaceous perennials and choice shrubs dominate the midsummer period from June to August.
Because of its sheltered situation and the warming oceanic influence of the Gulf Stream, the climate is favourable to the growth of ornamental plants from many parts of the world.
Even for those who aren’t particularly interested in gardens, there are many other scenic views, especially in the surrounding waters where seals frequent the rocks on the southern shore.
The cover photo on Bridget's book The Traditional Irish Wedding shows a wrought iron garden gate on Ilnaculen. I took that photo. To see it, go to the home page. It's part of the opening paragraph Failte.
—Russ
Resource: Copy and Image - Cork Guide


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Can't Find it?!

Our Library is compiled from what we know and like. If you can't find what you're looking for read on.
• First: go to Amazon -
There's no escaping the fact that they are the largest catalog.
Note: There are multiple Amazons and they do not carry exactly the same items. Any one of the U.S., U.K. and Canada sites may not have the item but another Amazon will. Each site will ship anywhere in the world. Try them all before you give up.
Click here for Amazon.US.
Click here for Amazon.UK.
Click here for Amazon.Canada.
• Second: Amazon doesn't have it? Try Powells. They are the largest book source in New York and they have a good selection of 'out of print' books. Click here for Powells.
This link brings you to a list of 600 Irish titles; if you're looking for something else, just Search.
• Third: Still can't find It? Alright, try ALibris they are the place for 'books you never thought you'd find'. We've found everything we were after. Click here for ALibris.
• Last: Nothing Worked?
E-Mail us, we'll give it a go. Click for Russ & Bridget.



Celtic Bookmark

Elegant bookmark is made of silver over pewter. It measures 3" x 1". When in use, the pretty Celtic design sticks out of your book. Or choose Trinity Knot or Celtic Heart.

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