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    Ireland – Where Great Stories Begin

    Ireland’s rich literary heritage really is one for the books. The stories and tales are a treasured part of Irish Culture and can be traced across the island, written into the scenic landscapes and ancient traditions.

    Irish Authors are celebrated all over the world, especially during Irish Book Week (17th to 24th October 2020), an annual week-long celebration, which launched in 2018, as an innovative partnership between Bookselling Ireland and Publishing Ireland.

    Irish Book Week also celebrates the contribution that bookshops make to Irish culture and aligns with Ireland’s internationally recognized status as a country of books.

    © Irish Book Week

    Marian Keyes & her novel “Grown Ups”. 

    Watch here and listen as beloved Irish author & national treasure, Marian Keyes, reads an extract from her new novel, “Grown Ups“, in which the Casey family embarks on a trip from Dublin to the West of Ireland. 

    “The novel is set in Dublin and it’s about a family of three brothers, and their various wives and ex-wives and kids and adult stepchildren. They all spend a lot of time together and they all get on very, very well on the surface, but beneath the surface things are more complicated, as things always are, so some don’t get on at all and some get on far too well. It all comes out at a birthday party after one of the women suffers a concussion and starts saying things she shouldn’t say. It’s very plot-driven and a lot happens. They are just like all of us, their lives are messy.”



    ©Team Zoella Book Club –

    Ireland – Where Great Stories Begin….

    From the Sea and the cities to the Valleys and the Mountains, get in touch to plan your visit to Ireland and discover the landscapes that influenced great Irish writers, playwrights and poets.

    Bring the pages of your favourite Irish writer’s works to life and plan a trip of a lifetime around literary Ireland. The Emerald Isle has stunning scenery, a wonderful theatre culture, and a sense of immense pride that makes the entire island of Ireland a special place to visit any time of the year.

    To contact Specialized Travel Services email to or complete the contact form and don’t forget to keep in touch with us on facebook.

    Begin your next great story in Ireland…..

    Trinity College Dublin Photographer: James Rowden ©James Bowden for Contiki and Tourism Ireland



    Note: Featured image at the top of the blog is of Clew Bay, County Mayo ©Fáilte Ireland

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