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In the winter of 1951, a storyteller arrives at the home of nine-year-old Ronan O'Mara in the Irish countryside. The last practitioner of an ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of Ireland

Overall customer rating: 4.800
Esther F
by Esther F on Oct 15, 2014

This is a book for reading and re-reading whether one is interested in Ireland or in good writing. Frank Delaney's "Ireland" teaches history the way history should be taught -- as a story rooted in human desires and efforts. His writing is both accessible and lyrical.

Gaylord G

What a tour!!

by Gaylord G on Mar 29, 2012

Ireland as you've rarely seen it any other time. The tour is great as all the story tellers amplify the prime character. How true that the neighbors know more about you than you ever knew yourself.... The flow draws one in and keeps one reading. Enjoy !!


Learning Irish History was a breeze

by PGMcK on Feb 19, 2009

Delaney's use of oral history by an itinerant storyteller took a lot of the confusion out of my meagre store of knowledge. The story line is wonderful. I bought two copies and sent them to my family members - one who loves Ireland (born on March 17) more than I do, and the other to a 12-year-old Irish dancer. Now she has the beginning to her own library of Irish lore. I even started reading James Joyce. Now, that's remarkable.


Good history lesson

by Kalee on Jan 31, 2008

This book was enjoyable even though it is long and parts are a little slow. It was rich in descriptions and full of Irish history. I look forward to visiting someday.


Readable Irish History

by tibart on May 10, 2007

This book is is a history lesson couched as a good read. The travelling storyteller presents vignettes of significant points in the history of the green isle. By presenting the history from a personal point of view, he brings to life the characters and the times.

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