It presents the year from a place where a vibrant twenty-first century lifestyle is still marked by Ireland's Celtic past and the ancient rhythms of Samhain winter, Imbolc spring, Bealtaine summer, and Lughnasa autumn. This book celebrates the seasonal rhythms at the western end of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula.
. It is about the ordinary small pleasures that easily go unnoticed, and offers recipes and information on organic food production and gardening. Collins Pr. In this way of life, friendship, and nourishment comes from music, health and happiness are rooted in awareness of nature and the environment, and storytelling.
The House On An Irish Hillside
With the place, which was more beautiful than any place I'd ever seen. Hodder Stoughton. When i left I dreamt of clouds on the mountain. I kept going back. We all lead very busy lives and sometimes it's hard to find the time to be the people we want to be. Twelve years ago felicity hayes-mccoy left the hectic pace of the city and returned to Ireland to make a new life in a remarkable house on the stunning Dingle peninsula.
Beautifully written, this is a life-affirming tale of rediscovering lost values and being reminded of the things that really matter. With the people I met there. From the moment I crossed the mountain I fell in love. And with a way of looking at life that was deeper, richer and wiser than any I'd known before.
Dingle and Its Hinterland: People, Places and Heritage
A residen Hodder Stoughton. Interviews and reflections on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula. Starting with dingle town, ranging from farmers, postmasters, interviewing locals along the way, and boatmen to museum curators, it takes us on an insiders' tour of the region, and more.
The Library at the Edge of the World: A Novel Finfarran Peninsula
Or that she’s back in lissbeg, the rural Irish town she walked away from in her teens, living in the back bedroom of her overbearing mother’s retirement bungalow. And she’s about to discover that the neighbors she’d always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined.
Told with heart and abundant charm, the Library at the Edge of the World is a joyous story about the meaning of home and the importance of finding a place where you truly belong. Heart-warming. But when the threatened closure of the lissbeg Library puts her personal plans in jeopardy, Hanna finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of the Finfarran Peninsula’s fragmented community.
November 2017 libraryreads pickin 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. As she drives her mobile library van between villages of Ireland’s West Coast, Hanna Casey tries not to think about a lot of things.
With her teenage daughter, off traveling the world and her relationship with her own mother growing increasingly tense, Jazz, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence by restoring a derelict cottage left to her by her great-aunt. Or, worse yet, her nagging fear that, as the local librarian and a prominent figure in the community, her failed marriage and ignominious return have made her a focus of gossip.
Summer at the Garden Cafe: A Novel Finfarran Peninsula
Unbeknown to the rest of the family, finding an unlikely ally in Hanna’s mother, she hatches a plan, the opinionated Mary Casey. Watching jazz unravel, hanna begins to wonder if secrets which Malcolm has forced her to keep may have harmed their beloved daughter more than she’d realized. The second in felicity hayes-mccoy's finfarran peninsula series, and sequel to The Library at the Edge of the World—a heartwarming story about secrets between four generations of Irish women, and the healing powers of books, love, and friendship.
The garden café, next to lissbeg library, is a place where plans are formed and secrets shared, even in high tourist season, and where, people are never too busy to stop for a sandwich and a cup of tea. But twenty-one-year-old jazz—daughter of the town’s librarian Hanna Casey—has a secret she can’t share.
But then, something hanna realizes when she discovers a journal, the Casey women are no strangers to secrets, long buried in land she inherited from her great-aunt Maggie. Rebuffed at every turn, malcolm must return to London, but his mother, Louisa, is on the case. Still recovering from a car accident, and reeling from her father’s disclosures about his long-time affair, she’s taken a job at The Old Forge guesthouse, and begun to develop feelings for a man who’s strictly off-limits.
Meanwhile, hanna is unaware of the turmoil in jazz’s life—until her manipulative ex-husband, Malcom, involved in her own new affair with architect Brian Morton, reappears trying to mend his relationship with their daughter. Ultimately, it’s the painful lessons of the past that offer a way to the future, but it will take the shared experiences of four generations of women to find a way forward for Hanna and her family.
Chickens in the Garden, Wellies by the Door: An American in Rural Ireland
Breathe deeply of the fresh air and gaze upon the endless patchwork green and the baby lambs frolicking in the fields. Pick up some of the local lingo, and start thinking just a little more Irish. And as any local will tell you: “you’re very welcome here!” Book Promo Video on youtube: https://youtu.
Be/vtfynj6fhsi wherever you go, whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you! Hodder Stoughton. In 2013, Ms. Keep your wellies by the door for the adventures and discoveries that await you and get used to seeing those chickens in the garden because you’re in rural Ireland now. I went for morning walks, sipped tea with the locals in the afternoons, and sat before a cheerful fire on cool evenings.
. Find inspiration and laughter in this American’s journey to and through the Emerald Isle. She didn’t buy an old ruin to restore or go on a quest in search of her irish roots, she simply lived in a place she loved, basking in the culture and delighting in the beauty of the country, she didn’t do anything noble or grand, the things so many other Americans have done and written about, and the kindness and humor of the people she met.
. If you love ireland and all things Irish you’re sure to enjoy her observations, reflections, and stories about life in County Kerry. Learn to find your way around the supermarket through a maze of items identified by names different than those you’ve always known, and enjoy local festivals and customs.
The Mistletoe Matchmaker: A Novel Finfarran Peninsula
Why does her sweet-tempered grandmother pat find it so hard to express her feelings? what’s going on between Pat and her miserly husband Ger? What happened in the past between the Fitzgeralds and Hanna’s redoubtable mother Mary Casey? And what about Shay: handsome, funny, smart, and intent on making Cassie’s stay as exciting as he can.
The perfect winter heart-warmer. Cathy kelly, and when cassie fitzgerald arrives from toronto to visit her grandparents, and nancy thayer―It’s Christmas in Ireland, cozy new novel, perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, bestselling author of Between Sisters and Secrets of a Happy MarriageBeloved author Felicity Hayes-McCoy returns with an enchanting, Nina George, she learns that it’s never too late to come home.
The days are turning colder, preparations are under way for the Winter Fest, and everyone is hoping for a little holiday magic on the Finfarran peninsula. But will her own, fractured family rediscover the joys of coming home? Hodder Stoughton. But the more she’s drawn into the festivities leading up to her first Irish Christmas, the more questions she wants to ask.
Could he be the one for her?as christmas eve approaches, who reminds Lissbeg’s locals that love, family, it’s Cassie, the outsider, and friendship bring true magic to the season. And as cassie fitzgerald, fresh from toronto, is about to discover, there’s more to the holidays on the west coast of Ireland than mistletoe and mince pies.
Enchanted by the small town where her dad was born, Cassie makes friends and joins local librarian Hanna Casey’s writing group in Lissbeg Library.
A Woven Silence: Memory, History & Remembrance
Inspired by the story of her relative marion stokes, felicity Hayes-McCoy explores the consequences for all of us when memories are manipulated or obliterated, one of three women who raised the tricolor over Enniscorthy in Easter Week 1916, intentionally Hodder Stoughton.
The Month of Borrowed Dreams
A sparkling, life-affirming novel -- sunshine on the page' Cathy Kelly Summer is on its way, and Lissbeg librarian Hanna Casey has started a club showing films based on popular novels. But soon the club's members find dramatic twists and turns happening in their own lives on Ireland's west coast. And could hanna's own newfound happiness to Brian be threatened by the return of her ex-husband Malcolm? As the club prepares for the first meeting of the summer, they'll all face hard choices.
Meanwhile, saira Khan is determined to help a troubled new arrival to Finfarran. But when her life is turned upside down, will she return to London to make a fresh start? Aideen is afraid that her romance with Conor won't survive the pressures of their planned double wedding with overbearing Eileen and manipulative Joe.
Hanna's daughter Jazz finally feels like she can call Lissbeg home. But will they get the happy endings they deserve? 'A heartwarming novel' Irish Independent Hodder Stoughton.
The Transatlantic Book Club
Distance makes no difference to love. Eager to cheer up her recently-widowed gran, linking readers on Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula with the little US town of Resolve, Cassie Fitzgerald persuades Lissbeg library to set up a Skype book club, where generations of Finfarran's emigrants have settled. But when the club decides to read a detective novel, and, old conflicts on both sides of the ocean are exposed, as secrets emerge, hidden love affairs come to light, Cassie fears she may have done more harm than good.
Will the truths she uncovers about her granny pat's marriage affect her own hopes of finding love Is Pat, who's still struggling with the death of her husband, about to fall out with her oldest friend Or could the transatlantic book club itself hold the clue to a triumphant happy ending Hodder Stoughton.
The locals they meet on their journey, passionate musicians, West Brits, Ukrainian waitresses and Garda high flyers all help to make this a tour no-one will ever forget. Hodder Stoughton. Then there's ellen, back on irish soil for the first time in eighty years, to discover a truth no-one could ever have guessed at, least of all herself.
In the great tradition of irish storytelling, taking her place beside Maeve Binchy and Frank McCourt, Jean Grainger's books will sweep you away to Ireland. Every week, conor o'shea collects a new group of American visitors from Shannon Airport, from where they embark on a high end tour of the Real Ireland.
But this particular tour, with its cast of unintentionally hilarious characters, presents even seasoned tour guide Conor with situations that test even his vast experience. Among this eclectic group are corlene, a love starved boston cop; Dylan, a goth uilleann piper; Dorothy a poisonous college professor who wouldn't spend Christmas and Elliot, a gold digging multiple divorcee on the prowl; Patrick, a wall street shark who finally shows his true colours.
And that's just a few of the colourful cast. And of course, there's conor o'shea in the thick of it all, solving problems and mending hearts, but what about his own?The Tour is the first in the series.