Since I have a lot of Irish ancestry on my mother's side, I'm happy to pay homage to St Patrick's Day. One of my earliest vague memories is a journey on a big ship to Ireland when I was very young - but I can't remember anything about actually being in the small village where my granny's family came from, apart from an old photo of me sitting playing on a beach!
Husband and I did visit several places in Ireland more recently and one of my favourite was Cobh, last stop of the ill-fated Titanic. It has such a pretty harbour and the magnificent 19th century Gothic St Colman's Cathedral which sits on the hill overseeing the fishing port. Cobh has a very interesting history which is highlighted in the harbour-side museum.
One of my publishers, Tirgearr, has been invited to showcase all their Irish-set books on the Celtic Rose Blog today, then tomorrow the Scottish-set books will be featured which includes Midwinter Masquerade. I believe our books are getting an hour each to be in the spotlight and mine is around 11am tomorrow - although I imagine they'll all remain on the blog for the day. If you like novels with a Celtic flavour, you might find some to tempt you.