Irish and St. Patrick’s Day books and films.

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Minding Frankie
Maeve Binchy

Agreeing to care for the baby that a terminally ill former girlfriend claims is his, recovering alcoholic Noel turns to a loving network of family and friends for help until a social worker attempts to place the baby in a foster home.


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Christine Falls: A Novel
Benjamin Black

Set in Dublin and Boston in the 1950’s, the story of a surly, hard drinking pathologist named Quirke who uncovers a conspiracy that reaches deep into Dublin’s Catholic society, and his own past.


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A Catered St. Patrick's Day (Mysteries With Recipes)
Isis Crawford

When Mike Sweeney is found floating in a vat of green beer and the nephew of one of their best customers is accused of the crime, the owners of A Little Taste of Heaven must find the real killer.


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The Matchmaker of Kenmare: A Novel of Ireland
Frank Delaney

As WWII rages on, Ben is haunted by the disappearance of his wife. Searching for purpose by collecting stories for the Irish Folklore Commission, he travels to a seaside cottage to profile the Matchmaker of Kenmare.


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The Linen Queen: A Novel
Patricia Falvey

Sheila McGee is forced to reexamine her goals, and herself, when the effects of WWII on her home country of Ireland interfere with her plans to escape a life she loathes.


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Faithful Place: A Novel
Tana French

Planning to run away with his girlfriend to London in the hopes of escaping poverty, Frank concludes he has been dumped when Rosie fails to join him and is astonished when Rosie’s suitcase and evidence of foul play are discovered more than twenty years later.


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Faith: A Novel
Jennifer Haigh

When her older brother Art, the popular, dynamic pastor of a large suburban parish, finds himself at the center of a scandal, Sheila McGann, estranged from her family for years, returns to Boston, ready to fight for him and his reputation. Until she discovers the truth.


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False Mermaid
Erin Hart

Convinced that her brother-in-law was responsible for her sister’s murder, Nora Gavin returns to Minnesota when he prepares to marry again. While her sometime partner, Cormac Magauire, confronts the return of his estranged father.


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Ellis Island: A Novel
Kate Kerrigan

In 1920’s New York, a young Irish woman must choose between her new life and her husband back home in Ireland.


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Brendan
Morgan Llywelyn

This is the story of Saint Brendan the Navigator, whose legendary quest to find the Isle of the Blessed is one of the most remarkable and enduring of early Christian tales.


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Straight Up
Deirdre Martin

On the run from New York’s Irish mob, Liam O’Brien returns to his parents’ old village in Ireland where he works as a bartender and, eagerly accepting a wager, pursues the stubborn and beautiful Aislinn, who, after being jilted at the altar, wants nothing to do with men.


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Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes
Roisin Meaney

After her boyfriend leaves her for another woman, Hannah gives her new bakery seven months to succeed as she deals with the romantic entanglements of her friends and the attentions of a man who seems perfect for her.


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The Guard
Rated R

An Irish policeman joins forces with a straitlaced FBI agent to take down an international drug smuggling gang in Ireland.


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Leap Year
Rated PG

When Anna’s four year anniversary to her boyfriend passes without an engagement ring, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy to Dublin to propose to him.


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A Shine of Rainbows
Rated PG

An orphaned boy named Tomas is adopted by Maire O’Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire’s reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept Tomas as his own son, the boy drifts down a fateful path of adventure and self-discovery, illuminating how rainbows can shine around, and within, us all.


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