Open Thread: What Stories Are the Best at Evoking Ireland?

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re celebrating by asking which SFF books and stories do the best job of evoking Ireland? What are your favorite works set in Ireland?

In the past, we’ve shared recommendations for “intensely local Irish fantasy” from reviewer Liz Bourke—including Ian McDonald’s King of Morning, Queen of Day, Ruth Frances Long’s A Crack in Everything, Jo Walton’s Táin-influenced The Prize in the Game, Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane, and Pat O’Shea’s The Hounds of the Morrigan. Of course, there are plenty of Irish stories put to film as well—we’re partial to The Secret of the Kells (as seen above) for all that stunning animation and artwork. In the comments below, let us know which tales you’d add to the list, and why!

Remember, this post will likely contain spoilers, so white out if you can and read at your own risk!


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