WHAT ARE WE READING? Irish eyes are smiling at these Emerald Isle selections

PRESENTED AND CURATED WEEKLY BY E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER

Updated March 14, 2023 at 11:09 p.m.

It’s no secret it’s GREEN SEASON in Savannah!

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in Irish culture this St. Patrick’s season, you can’t go wrong with these three books. 

“Ireland’s Forgotten Past” by Turtle Bunbury offers a fresh and engaging perspective on the country’s rich history, exploring its deep cultural roots and the many contributions it has made to the wider world. From the earliest settlements to the present day, Bunbury’s narrative covers all aspects of Irish history with insightful detail.

J.P. Mallory’s “The Origins of the Irish” is an absorbing and meticulously researched account of the ancient lineage of the Irish people, tracing their ancestry back thousands of years. Through extensive archaeological and linguistic research, Mallory offers a detailed exploration of the origins of the Irish people, their migration patterns, and the evolution of their unique culture and identity.

And for those who are interested in the mythology and folklore of Ireland, “Celtic Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends” by Miranda Aldhouse-Green is a comprehensive and fascinating collection of stories that have been passed down through generations. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including medieval manuscripts and oral traditions, Aldhouse-Green presents a rich and varied collection of tales that provide insight into the beliefs, values, and way of life of the Celtic people.

These books offer a window into the history, mythology, and culture of Ireland, making them the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and feel like a part of the festivities, even if you can only do so for a day. Whether you’re Irish by birth or just Irish at heart, these books will inspire a deeper appreciation for all things Irish and help you connect with the rich legacy of this vibrant and unique culture.

Published March 14, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.

     
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