Irish Country Books

Barry Laverty can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice. But it turns out he's working for a difficult old doctor, and Barry is quick to discover that he still has a lot to learn about the quirks and traditions of country life. But with pluck and compassion and only the slightest touch of blarney, he will find out more about life—and love—than he ever imagined back in medical school.

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An Irish Country Collection
An Irish Country Collection

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

Thousands of readers have discovered the warmth and humour of Patrick Taylor’s Irish Country novels. From the moment young Doctor Laverty first came to the village of Ballybucklebo and...

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Home Is the Sailor
Home Is the Sailor

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

A brand-new short story in Patrick Taylor's New York Times bestselling Irish Country series

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An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War
An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

Doctor O’Reilly heeds the call to serve his country in Irish Doctor in Peace and At War, the new novel in Patrick Taylor’s beloved Irish Country...

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The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories
The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly made most readers’ acquaintance in Patrick Taylor’s bestselling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series...

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Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor
Fingal O'Reilly, Irish Doctor

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

Fans of Taylor’s bestselling Irish Country novels know Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as the irascible senior partner of a general practice in the colorful Irish village of Ballybucklebo....

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An Irish Country Wedding
An Irish Country Wedding

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

An Irish Country Wedding is another heart-warming tale from New York Times bestselling author Patrick Taylor.Love is in the air in the colourful Ulster village...

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Patrick Taylor Irish Country Boxed Set
Patrick Taylor Irish Country Boxed Set

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

Welcome to Ballybucklebo, the colourful Northern Ireleand community that is home to Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, his young assistant, Dr. Barry Laverty, and a host of other endearing...

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A Dublin Student Doctor
A Dublin Student Doctor

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

Patrick Taylor’s devoted readers know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the...

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An Irish Country Courtship
An Irish Country Courtship

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

Welcome to the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where two doctors work hand in hand to mend the bodies and spirits of the town’s diverse and engaging inhabitants. But who...

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An Irish Country Girl
An Irish Country Girl

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

The New York Times bestselling tale of heartbreak and hope from the author of An Irish Country DoctorReaders of Patrick Taylor’s books know Mrs....

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An Irish Country Christmas
An Irish Country Christmas

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

A heartwarming tale of yuletide merriment by the New York Times bestselling author of An Irish Country Doctor

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An Irish Country Village
An Irish Country Village

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

Sequel to the beloved New York Times bestseller An Irish Country Doctor

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An Irish Country Doctor
An Irish Country Doctor

Irish Country Books

Patrick Taylor

Tor/Forge

A warm and enchanting New York Times bestseller in the tradition of James Herriot and Jan Karon

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  • Patrick Taylor on the town that inspired the Irish Country books

    Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young doctor plying his trade in the emerald hills and glens of rural Ireland.

  • Patrick Taylor talks about his book, An Irish Country Doctor

    Barry Laverty, M.D., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

  • A Dublin Student Doctor by Patrick Taylor--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Patrick Taylor's novel A Dublin Student Doctor. Patrick Taylor's devoted readers know Doctor Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly as a pugnacious general practitioner in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo. Now Taylor turns back the clock to give us a portrait of the young Fingal—and show us the pivotal events that shaped the man he would become. In the 1930s, fresh from a stint in the Royal Navy Reserve, and against the wishes of his disapproving father, Fingal O'Reilly

  • An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Patrick Taylor's novel An Irish Country Christmas. Barry Laverty, M.B., is looking forward to his first Christmas in the cozy village of Ballybucklebo, at least until he learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holidays. That unhappy prospect dampens his spirits somewhat, but Barry has little time to dwell on his romantic disappointments. Christmas may be drawing nigh, but there is little peace to be found on earth, especially for a young d

  • An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Patrick Taylor's novel An Irish Country Doctor. Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there. But Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice. At least until he meets Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly. The older physician has his own way of doing things. At first, Barry can't decide if the pugnacious O'Reilly is the biggest c

  • An Irish Country Girl by Patrick Taylor--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Patrick Taylor's novel An Irish Country Girl. Readers of Patrick Taylor's books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. She is a trusted fixture in the lives of those around her, and it often seems as though Kinky has always been there. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Some forty odd years before and many miles to the south, the girl who would someday

  • An Irish Country Village by Patrick Taylor--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Patrick Taylor's novel An Irish Country Village. Welcome to the Village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello to Dr. O'Reilly's odd-as-two-left feet patients, his housekeeper, Mrs. "Kinky" Kinkaid, and O'Reilly's pets, Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry's first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O'Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laver

  • An Irish Country Wedding by Patrick Taylor--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Patrick Taylor's novel An Irish Country Wedding, read by John Keating. In this heartwarming tale from New York Times bestselling author Taylor, love is in the air in the colorful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo. Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Kitty O'Hallorhan. There's a wedding to be planned, but before O'Reilly can make it to the altar, he and Barry Laverty, M.B., must deal with crises big and small.

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