It’s Reading Ireland Month 2023!

It’s 1 March so time to join me for this, the NINTH annual Reading Ireland Month as I celebrate all that is good about Irish books and culture.

It won’t be any fun without you, so grab the pin and add the link to your blog posts in the comments below, or tag me in your post.  This post will be pinned to the top of my blog for the whole of March and I’ll add your posts as we go along.

This year I am, once again, theming my weeks just to make my planning easier. Feel free to join in with this, or just read what you want, when you want!

Intro Week:    1 – 5 March 

Irish Classics Week: 6 -12 March

Contemporary Irish Week: 13 – 19 March

Short Story Week: 20 – 26 March

Non- Fiction Week: 27 – 31 March 

There will be giveaways throughout the month and you can join in the conversation on the Begorrathon Facebook  page or on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtags #readingirelandmonth23 or #begorrathon23

Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen – Claire at Word by Word

The Colony by Audrey Magee – Marina Sofia at Finding Time to Write

Irish Literary News – Cathy at 746 Books

Old God’s Country by Sebastian Barry – Helen at She Reads Novels

Old God’s Country by Sebastian Barry – Margaret at Books Please

A Short History of Irish Literature by Frank O’Connor – Nancy Elin

The Queen of Dirt Island by Donal Ryan – Lynne at Fictionophile

The Winter Guest by W.C. Ryan – Constance at Staircase Wit

The Banshees of Inisherin (Film Review) – Arti at Ripple Effects

Six Degrees of Separation – Irish Style! – Cathy at 746 Books

Miss Gomez and the Brethren by William Trevor – Kim at Reading Matters

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin – Rev Alicia Reads on Instagram

Foster by Claire Keegan – Annabel at Annabookbel

Spell the Month in Books – Lisa at ANZ Lit Lovers

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan – Liz at Adventures in Reading, Running and Working from Home

The Love Department by William Trevor – Cathy at 746 Books

Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry – Kim at Reading Matters

Haunted Ground by Erin Hart – Constance at Staircase Wit

Irish Movie Reviews – Carla at Carla Loves to Read

The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien – Claire at Word by Word

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine – Paperback Cats on Instagram

We Don’t Know Ourselves by Fintan O’Toole – Paperback Cats on Instagram

Actress by Anne Enright – Brona at This Reading Life

The Book of Evidence by John Banville – Cathy at 746 Books

Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry – Susan at A Life in Books

August is a Wicked Month by Enda O’Brien – Kim at Reading Matters

Marrying Damian – A short story by William Trevor – Brona at This Reading Life

Beowulf by Seamus Heaney – Chris at Calmgrove

The Likeness by Tana French – Laila at Big Reading Life

Dance Move by Wendy Erskine – Jacqui at JacquiWine’s Journal

Fools of Fortune by William Trevor – Lisa at ANZ Lit Lovers

Felicia’s Journey from book to screen – Laura at Reading in Bed

The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor – Simon at Stuck in a Book

Hidden Symptoms by Deirdre Madden – Cathy at 746 Books

A World of Love by Elizabeth Bowen – Claire at Word by Word

The Missing Ones/ The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney – Carla at Carla Loves to Read

My Father’s House by Joseph O’Connor – Adrian at Bookshelf Discovery

Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession – Loves Books, Reads Books

The Sea by John Banville – Rosepoint Publishing

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde – Loves Books, Reads Books

Foster by Claire Keegan – Arti at Ripple Effects

Joseph by Bernie McGill – Loves Books, Reads Books

My Top Ten Tracks from the Island of Ireland – Imogen at Reading and Watching the World

Phantom Gang by Ciaran O’Rourke – Rebecca at Bookish Beck

St Patrick’s Day Dinner! – Rosepoint Publishing

Bad Day in Blackrock by Kevin Power – Cathy at 746 Books

Last Stories by William Trevor – Jule at Gallimaufry Book Studio

The Shortest Day by Colm Tóibín – Carla at Carla Loves to Read

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore – Loulou Reads

The Land of Spices by Kate O’Brien – Liz at Reading, Running and Working from Home

Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy – Constance at Staircase Wit

A Week in Summer – A short story by Maeve Binchey – Rosepoint Publishing

St Patrick’s Day Cozy Mysteries – Carla at Carla Loves to Read

The End of the World is a Cul-de-Sac by Louise Kennedy – Nancy Elin

The Green Road by Anne Enright – Madame Bibilophile Recommends

Trespasses by Louise Kennedy – The Resting Willow

The Birds of the Innocent Wood by Deirdre Madden – Kim at Reading Matters

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64 Comments Leave a comment

  1. I’ve never been organised enough to join in before, but this year I’m planning to read The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne in March and possibly one of the many William Trevor books I’ve put on hold at the library! Looking forward to reading everyone’s posts.


  2. I’m just writing about this with a link in my State of the TBR post, and I’ll be reading Kate O’Brien’s nun-based novel “The Land of Spices” and the novella “Small Things Like These” by Claire Keegan which I know the whole WORLD has already read. Hope it all goes well!


  3. Happy Reading Ireland month, Cathy. I am going to try and read a few of Patricia Gibney’s series as well as The Queen of Dirt Island by Donal Ryan. I also hope to watch The Banshees of Inisherin. Then we’ll see what else I fit in. Enjoy your month, Cathy.


  4. I’m afraid I’ve only potentially got two ‘classics’ by two white men, but they’re both goodies – Heaney’s translation of Beowulf and C S Lewis’s Till We Have Faces. Hopefully I’ll get through both before the end of the month. 🙂


  5. So after reading and loving Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls Trilogy, last week I moved on to Elizabeth Bowen’s novella A World of Love.
    Reviews of both now up at Word by Word.
    This week I’m starting Trespasses!


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