Ireland - Frank Delaney

Ireland

By Frank Delaney

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Historical
Ireland book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 88 Ratings)

Ireland Frank Delaney Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

In the winter of 1951, a storyteller, the last practitioner of an honored, centuries-old tradition, arrives at the home of nine-year-old Ronan O'Mara in the Irish countryside. For three wonderful evenings, the old gentleman enthralls his assembled local audience with narratives of foolish kings, fabled saints, and Ireland's enduring accomplishments before moving on. But these nights change young Ronan forever, setting him on a years-long pursuit of the elusive, itinerant storyteller and the glorious tales that are no less than the saga of his tenacious and extraordinary isle.

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  • Ireland

    5
    By PushpushStable
    Disregard what you believe you know about Ireland. Open your mind to an amazing saga which will broaden your knowledge and bring joy to your heart. My upcoming trip will now be experienced with a complete new feeling...going home.
  • Extraordinary!

    5
    By WillRide
    A visually stunning book that with words alone paints an enthralling painting of the epic history of Ireland. Funny, sad, poignant, affirming and ultimately unforgettable.
  • As the phrase goes - Brilliant

    5
    By Buddhamator
    I've now read this book twice. Once before a trip to Ireland, and now after a trip "home" for a full family gathering of 70 plus relatives from my Mother's side in Skibbereen. I met uncles, 3 of them, my godfather and cousins, all for the first time. But having read this book, growing up with my Mother's own guarded stories and having re-traced Newgrange, Cashel, the River Boyne and other stories within I can easily say I've "lived" there all my life, even with the relatives I've just come to meet. Frank brought them and the country to life, I simply needed the chance to meet them. Much like the Storyteller himself. The story also shows how's the Irish have had to leave home to find home. If you've any Irish blood you need to read this brilliant story and you too will find your home, your kin, your heart warmly within its pages Kevin Hart. 12-2-2013
  • Wonderful, captivating reading

    5
    By Vern32
    A book that is hard to put down. It provides an entertaining and captivating view of Irish history that would take the reading of several books to garner. A must read!!!
  • Ireland

    5
    By B.C. Napa
    Just wonderful !!!
  • If you love stories...

    5
    By jose2292
    This book has a very compelling story with many more stories within. The storyteller's tales take you through the history of Ireland, and Ronan's quest takes him, and you, to many of Ireland's locales. I only wish I had read this before I went there instead of after. I would have had a richer appreciation for everything I saw.

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