Mark Your Calendar: Irish Dance Performances

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What better way to get in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day than an Irish dance performance? The Southern Academy of Irish Dance returns to the library to perform traditional Irish dances, sure to be enjoyed by children and adults.

Wednesday, March 6, 4 p.m.
John Barton Payne Bldg., Warrenton

Wednesday, March 27, 4 p.m.
John Marshall branch library

Ireland isn’t just the home of Irish dance – it is also the birthplace of many great authors. Here is a sampling of books by Irish authors available at Fauquier County Public Library.

Irish authors

Chestnut Street by Maeve BinchyIllustration of row of houses, cover of book Chestnut Street

Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delaney

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

House of Names by Colm Toibin

Ireland is known for both its unspoiled landscapes and vibrant cities, making it a popular tourist destination. It is also a popular literary setting. Stop by your local library for suggestions, or choose from this list of novels set in Ireland.

Novels based in Ireland

Death at Whitewater Church by Andrea CarterWoman looking out over water, cover image of Death at Whitewater Church

Patrick: Son of Ireland by Stephen Lawhead

The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore

Dark Witch by Nora Roberts

An Irish  Country Practice by Patrick Taylor

The Second Death: A Mystery of Ancient Ireland by Peter Tremayne

Stop by The Book Cellar, the used book store operated by Friends of the Fauquier Library, and browse “Lots of Luck” books by Irish authors, featured throughout March.

*This article first appeared in the March 6 edition of Fauquier Times.


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