If you travel to Ireland, you will undoubtedly be aware of the rich literary tradition of the country. Almost everywhere you go, references to Irish writers such as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. And even today it seems that the scripts are better able to tell the story than anyone else – either in writing or just through a chat in the pub
. Emerald Isle is on the agenda, it is almost compulsory to take some books in Ireland to read your travels. But what would you have to read if Joyce's "Ulysses" was not the cup of tea? Here's a series of novels that will take the length and breadth of Ireland and give you a real taste of life in this country filled with passion and history. Brendan O'Carroll
To learn more about Dublin in the 1960s, this is the story of Agnes Browne's widow and her seven children. This is all the turmoil, laughter and alcohol content of working class Ireland, and the best thing is that the book is the first of the trilogy. Next time, a cheerful boy in Dublin (and many others) approaching him, he can find herself to rethink Agnes and her nests. Gene Kerrigan "Little Criminals"
And now in Dublin in contemporary times. The country was an economic miracle, and everyone was entrepreneur, even criminals. Frankie Crowe has a system to make money, with the intention of kidnapping a wealthy banker and getting alive. Although it may only be a novel by cops and robbers, Kerrigan shows a lot about the underbelly of Dublin and the social changes that have occurred in recent years. Julian Julio Gough
If you decide to go to Galway (and I'm very encouraged to do this), then this novel is one of the few that are there. This story with the same twins in their first year at university saw him adapt to the life of the city, to drink in bars, and from time to time. This is an age-old story in which Galway himself is the protagonist. "The Holocaust of Eneas McNulty" Sebastian Barry
The tensions surrounding the Irish round of struggle for independence are in the heart of this novel, located in Sligo, Northwestern Ireland. They have not found a job, Eneas joins the British-led police, the royal Irish police, and tells herself in this process. As a nominee, he goes to the tournament and while the novel follows Enea from country to country, I will go back to Sligo whenever he can. An interesting glimpse of Ireland in the 20th century, through a character who became the victim of his country's struggle.
This novel is about another kind of migration – the story of three Iranian sisters moving to the Irish village in the 1980's. It does not often get a food-lit story in Ireland, but pomegranate soup is just this, with the celebration of Persian cuisine. It is not surprising that rural residents will take some time to adapt to this foreign influence in one of their local cafes, and despite the fact that the novel focuses on another culture, there are plenty of details about Ireland's life and landscape for those who want to know more about country.
There are many stereotypes about the writings, but as a traveler, you have the opportunity to go beyond the Irish culture's surface and see what lies beneath it. Reading Irish books will help you discover the details of Ireland's streets and cities, hopes and history – and if you visit those places, you feel like you're a little bit better aware of the fact that you've come across an alien.