Begorrathon 2017: Go Raibh Maith Agaibh agus Slán!

And just like that … the Begorrathon is over for another year


Thank you to all the bloggers who took part. Cathy and I had a grand old time reading all the wonderful posts.


With over 100 posts on everything from James Joyce to Glenn Patterson, Elizabeth Bowen to Molly Keane, and Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick to Ireland’s other patron saint, Van Morrison, there was something for everyone.


Here are links to all the participant blogs (apologies if I missed any by mistake)

The Good People- Hannah Kent

A visit to Yeats Country

What Richard Did

Review: Gulliver’s Travels

‘The Maker of Swans’ by Paraic O’Donnell

Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Review: Rockadoon Shore

Review: Through The Barricades & Giveaway!

#Begorrathon17: Edna O’Brien’s The Light of Evening

The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, by Sebastian Barry

No 597 Good Behaviour by Molly Keane and a Giveaway!

Review: The Gathering

From now on I shall only wear white,

Paul Brady, Liam O’Flynn, Basil Blackshaw: Posts for St Patrick 1

Dolores Keane : Voice and Vision from Ireland

A Poem for All Ireland Sunday – Up Tipp!

Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker : I Cover The Waterfont

Happy Birthday to Paul Brady – Irish Folk Icon!

Van Morrison – Sometimes We Cry

Louise O’Neill: Asking For It (2015)

‘Where does everyone go?’ Nothing on Earth by Conor O’Callaghan

Christy Moore, Jack B Yeats – Posts for St Patrick 2

#Begorrathon17: Dinosaurs on Other Planets

The Ultimate Irish Ballad & The Kingdom of Kerry for St Patrick’s Day!

 A User’s Guide to Northern Ireland Slang for St Patrick’s Day!

The Re-publication of The Female Line

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne: A Heartbreaker

Ancient Light by John Banville

#Begorrathon17: The Green Road

Fathers Day : Paul Simon, John Gorka, Seamus Heaney, Slievenamon & My Dad

Review: The Life and Loves of a He Devil

Illuminate by Kerrie O’Brien – A Review and Giveaway for World Poetry Day

No 595 The Reckoning by Jane Casey

No 594 The Miracle Shed by Philip MacCann

On Brian Moore’s The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1955)

Reading Ireland Month: Donal Ryan

#Begorrathon17: Antarctica by Claire Keegan

The Rise of Irish Young Adult Fiction

Finnegans Wake, (Folio Edition) by James Joyce (with help from Tindall and Campbell) #1 Getting started


Until next year …





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