Friday, March 16, 2012

Spotlight on Ireland

Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, when we Americans celebrate our Irish heritage, or at least the possibility that we might be related to or know someone with Irish heritage. Ireland is a beautiful country with a rich history that goes far beyond the rather American custom of green beer.

We've gathered together some of the materials available here at Carnegie-Stout to help you celebrate St. Patrick's with a good book, some Irish food, or even by planning a visit to Ireland. Be sure to stop in to the library to check out the display on the first floor!

Irish Food
Recipes for a Perfect Marriage by Morag Prunty
A touching story of marriage and food, with Irish charm and recipes. Tressa has doubts about her recent marriage and turns to the recipes of her grandmother Bernadine for comfort, and discovers that Bernadine's seemingly perfect marriage had its own share of rough patches.
Irish Culture
Jig DVD 793.3194 JIG
Features the remarkable story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Thousands of dancers, their families, and teachers from around the globe descend upon Glasgow for one drama-filled week.
Travel Ireland
Historic Pubs of Dublin DVD 914.1835
Frank McCourt tells the story of the city through its most historic pubs, dating back hundreds of years. In addition to the legendary drinking establishments, viewers will learn more about must-see attractions like Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Grafton Street, Jameson Distillery, Guinness Brewery, the city's beautiful parks, and more.
Explore Your Irish Heritage
Road to McCarthy: around the world in search of Ireland by Pete McCarthy 909 MCC
Travel writer Pete McCarthy embarks on a journey to learn about his own family and discovers how far flung the McCarthy descendants are. Witty, offbeat, and insightful, Mr. McCarthy's journey takes genealogical research in delightfully unexpected directions.
Irish Literature

Please stop by the Recommendations Desk on the first floor, check out NoveList Plus on the library's website, or visit W. 11th & Bluff next week for more reading suggestions. Or submit a Personal Recommendations request, and we'll create a reading list just for you!

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