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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.
  • An Irish Country Cottage
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    • An Irish Country Cottage

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 13)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • An Irish Country Cottage is a charming entry in Patrick Taylor's beloved New York Times and internationally bestselling Irish Country series.

      The New Year brings challenges...

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  • An Irish Country Practice
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    • An Irish Country Practice

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 12)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • An Irish Country Practice is the twelfth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.

      Once,...

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  • An Irish Country Love Story
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    • An Irish Country Love Story

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 11)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • An Irish Country Love Story is the eleventh heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.

      It’s...

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  • An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea
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    • An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 10)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • An Irish Doctor in Love and at Sea is the tenth heartwarming installment in New York Times and Globe and Mailbestselling author Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series.

      Long...

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

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 9)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • Doctor O'Reilly heeds the call to serve his country in An Irish Doctor in Peace and At War, the new novel in Patrick Taylor's beloved Irish Country series

      Long before Doctor...

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

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 8)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • Discover how Dr. O'Reilly began his medical career in the tenements of Dublin in Patrick Taylor's New York Times bestselling series.

      Fans of Taylor's bestselling Irish Country novels...

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  • An Irish Country Wedding
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    • An Irish Country Wedding

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 7)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • An Irish Country Wedding is the seventh book in Patrick Taylor's popular Irish Country series - this beloved New York Times bestselling novel is now in paperback.

      Love is in the...

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  • A Dublin Student Doctor
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    • A Dublin Student Doctor

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 6)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • Now in mass market, the New York Times bestseller

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  • An Irish Country Courtship
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    • An Irish Country Courtship

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 5)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • An Irish Country Courtship -- the fifth book in Patrick Taylor's New York Times bestselling Irish Country series

      Barry Laverty is settling in to Ballybucklebo, but with only a few more...

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  • An Irish Country Girl
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    • An Irish Country Girl

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 4)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • The New York Times bestselling tale of heartbreak and hope from the author of An Irish Country Doctor

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  • An Irish Country Christmas
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  • An Irish Country Village
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    • An Irish Country Village

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 2)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • Sequel to the beloved New York Times bestseller An Irish Country Doctor

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  • An Irish Country Doctor
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    • An Irish Country Doctor

    • Irish Country Books (Volume 1)
      Patrick Taylor
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    • 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...

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  • An Irish Country Cookbook
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    • An Irish Country Cookbook

    • Irish Country Books
      Patrick Taylor
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    • From New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor comes ten new short stories in the popular An Irish Country series paired with more than 150 delicious...

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

    • Irish Country Books
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    • 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 of humorous columns originally...

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  • An Irish Country Collection
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    • An Irish Country Collection

    • Irish Country Books
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    • 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 met its larger-than-life...

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  • Home Is the Sailor
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    • Home Is the Sailor

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

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

    • Irish Country Books
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    • 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 and eccentric...

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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

Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor, M.D., is the author of the Irish Country books, including An Irish Country Doctor, An Irish Country Village, An Irish Country Christmas, An Irish Country Girl, and An Irish Country Courtship. Taylor was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now lives on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

©Patrick Taylor