8 Books Set in Ireland Escape to the Emerald Isle Take a literary journey to the land of Eire with these fine stories 1. Nory Ryan's Song Patricia Reilly Giff 2. Circle of Friends Maeve Binchy 3. The Butcher Boy Patrick McCabe 4. The Van Roddy Doyle 5. The Sea John Banville 6. In the Woods Tana French 7. Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt 8. Dubliners James Joyce Tags: Ireland, travel View the discussion thread.