Mark Your Calendar: Irish Dance Performances
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.
Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
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 Carter
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.