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An Irish Country Wedding (Irish Country #7)

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  1,144 ratings  ·  193 reviews
AnIrish Country Wedding is the seventh book in Patrick Taylor's popular Irish Country series, this --now this beloved New York Times bestselling novel isnow in trade paperback.

Love is in the air in the colorful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Kitty O’Hallorhan. There’s a wedding to be pl...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Forge Books (first published October 16th 2012)
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Leslie
This most recent installment in the Irish Country series felt like something of a reunion. There it was, sitting on the library hold shelf with my name printed neatly on a that little scrap of paper. I half imagined the occupants of Ballybucklebo to be pushing their way out of the pages calling to me, "Hello, we're back! Fancy a cuppa tea?". How enjoyable it is to greet such old friends as they in the pages of Patrick Taylor's novels. The Irish brougue alone and colloquial witticisms are all th...more
Susan
I love this series and this book was just as good as the others. I feel as though I am visiting with old friends. One of the things I love most about this series is the reality of the way the characters are portrayed. The medical parts are spoken of in a way that makes them completely understandable without feeling like I'm reading a textbook. The main theme, of course, is the upcoming wedding of Kitty and Dr. O'Reilly. Before that can happen there are all the happenings that a pair of country d...more
Bridget
Admittedly, I was primed to like this book - I've truly enjoyed the other books in this series, so when I had a chance to read an Advance Readers' Edition, I jumped at it. I was not disappointed.

The main event in this installment is the wedding and plans for Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly and his first love, Kitty O'Halloran. Besides all of the wedding plans, the various inhabitants of Ballybucklebo are, as usual, having their own problems, successes, and life events that Drs. O'Reilly and Lavert...more
Kimberly
Another good (but not great) installment in the series. Perhaps it is time for Laverty to move on and bring on some new people in O'Reilly's life. I wonder though if the next book will stay in Ballybucklebo or follow Laverty. If it does follow him, then I hope he stops his whining. The man is an idiot when it comes to romance and it gets tiresome. And while some parts seem to just repeat the same old, same old book in and book out, I still somewhere the explanation for O'Reilly breaking up with...more
Mandolin
Love has finally come full circle for Dr. Fingal O’Reilly and his reclaimed sweetheart, nurse Kitty O’Hallorhan. Finally willing to give up his bachelor existence, Fingal has declared his love for Kitty and is preparing for their upcoming nuptials. Unfortunately, the path to love is not smooth in Ballybucklebo…rather, it’s strewn with large boulders that threaten the peace of life at Number One Main Street. The world begins unraveling when Fingal’s longtime housekeeper, Kinky Kincaid, is laid lo...more
Deb
I don't give five stars frequently, but I truly loved this book about the wedding of an Irish country doctor to the woman he met more than 30 years ago.

This is an old-fashioned (in the best way!)story, lovingly told about a group in the small Northern Irish town of Ballybucklebo, the latest in a series about an Irish country doctor, his colleagues, friends and family. I've read at least three of the series (somewhat out of order, I confess), but plan to read all of them eventually.

As in real lif...more
Ruth
Once again, I spent time in the Irish village of Ballybucklebo. This was the fifth book from the series that I have read and I enjoy my visit each time. The main character, Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly and his partner Dr. Barry Laverty serve the villagers as their GP's. The characters are so nicely developed that there are some who you love and others you detest. Everyday conflicts provide excitement in the story and keep you interested and wanting to know how things work out. You look forward...more
Dawn Moriarty
If anyone has read the James Herriot series "All Creatures Great and Small", or watched the series when it was on PBS a couple of decades ago, or watched "Ballykissangel" or "Doc Martin", I highly recommend this series by Patrick Taylor. This is number 7 in the "An Irish Country Doctor" series. It's all about the various people,centering on the two doctors, in the village of Ballybucklebo in Northern Ireland during the 60's with two of the books mostly flash backs to the past of two of the main...more
Barry


Another warm wonderful book in this terrific series. Ballybucklebo is the location where we find Drs Fingal O'Reilly and Barry Laverty along with the usual cast of characters. This time we have a wedding, Kinky's illness and the departure of Barry.
Traci Haley
Charming, as always! I wish these books came out more often than once a year because I SO love reading about these characters!
Joni
Very enjoyable Teared up a couple times. Looking forward to another book if there is one....
Sandra
Sad to finish this one, please write more Patrick!
Lola
New in 2012, this is Taylor's latest story of the lives of people in a small Irish town. Dr. Fingal Flaherity (sp?) Finigan marries his sweetheart from years back. He'd broken up with her & married someone else; he couldn't get past the death of his 1st wife & avoided relationships until Kitty came back into his life.
Dr. Barry leaves for an internship of obstetrics; he doesn't know if that will be his specialty for sure & Dr. Fingal will gladly have him return if he decides being a c...more
Patti
Finally I got the latest installment in one of my favorite series by Patrick Taylor, “Irish Country Wedding”. (I just have all the paperbacks so I waited for that format.)

Won’t take me long to review this one. It’s as terrific as all the rest! Loved revisiting the charming Irish village of Ballybucklebo and all it’s wonderful characters. And to conclude this particular episode with the long-awaited wedding of Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly and the lovely Kitty O’Hallorhan was a treat! Finally Doc...more
Autumn Blues Reviews
Absolutely Delightful!

I had a chance to review A Dublin Student Doctor in the audiobook format in 2011 and I immediately fell in love with the series and this author. I find John Keating’s narrating for the characters just amazing. I originally got into this series because having worked in the medical field for years, I love my medical in books, and I find all the unique Vintage medical scenes in Taylor’s series fascinating. Set in the village of Ballybucklebo in northern Ireland An Irish Countr...more
Sharon
Sometimes you just have to immerse yourself in a series that just makes you feel good. And this was it for me. This was the 7th book in the series and I couldn't wait to read it.

Dr Fingal O'Reilly, chief medical doctor of Ballybucklebo, has finally proposed to Kitty and to everyone's surprise, there's a wedding in the offing.

Resident housekeeper and chief bottle washer, Kinky has been assured her world won't change as Kitty intends to continue to work full-time. I guess that means Kinky's world...more
Sarah
Patrick Taylor continues to enthrall readers with this seventh and latest installment in the "Irish Country Doctor" series. Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly is engaged to be married to Kitty O’Hallorhan, the sweetheart of his younger days. As wedding plans begin, Dr. O’Reilly must use his peace-making powers to avoid tension between his fiancée and his housekeeper, Kinky Kincaid. With the help of Barry Laverty, he is also still caring for his patients, including Donal Donnelly, who is as irascib...more
Maudeen Wachsmith
This is the seventh book in Patrick Taylor's "Irish Country" series -- most set in the little village of Ballybucklebo, Northern Ireland in the mid 1960s (the exception being AN IRISH COUNTRY GIRL set in County Cork in the 1920s and AN IRISH STUDENT DOCTOR" set in Dublin in the 1930s. All books are a charming glimpse into small-town life complete with loveable, quirky characters. Patrick Taylor is a wonderful storyteller and AN IRISH COUNTRY WEDDING (that of Fingal and his Kitty) is no exception...more
Karen
I continue to love this series with each new book. Dr. F.F. O'Reilly is finally going to marry Kitty O'Hallorhan, but not before helping several of the townspeople of Ballybucklebo including the familiar characters of Donnel Donnelly, Bertie Biship & Helen Hewitt. Housekeeper Kinky Kincade gets sick & put in the hospital before finally recoving & coming home. Barry still misses Patricia after thier breakup, but is getting to know local school teacher Sue Nolan. They differ in their p...more
Shonna Froebel
This book continues the series set around the Northern Ireland village of Ballybucklebo in County Down. As the book begins Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly is looking six weeks ahead to his wedding to Kitty O'Hallorhan. Dr. Barry Laverty gets reaquainted with a politically active schoolteacher. Their housekeeper, Kinky gets hospitalized by a sudden illness, and that makes her even more worried about her future. Young patient Colin survives broken bones and the necessary loss of a loved pet.
We get u...more
Carmen
Reading one of the books in the series makes me feel like a kid again during story time. You become invested in the characters, the action, and the environment. Set in Northern Ireland, this book is the seventh in the series. Dr. Reilly is finally marrying his college sweetheart after more than half a century.Of course they have village problems to solve which really makes it homey and enjoyable. The added touches of recipes at the end and the dialect make it quite funny.
Ruth Ann
Idyllic look at everyday life in the Ulster village of Ballybucklebo in the l960's as Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly prepares for his wedding. A little politics thrown in, mostly about the earlier civil rights campaign and not the later violence and riots during The Troubles. Beach book read that is part of a series, but can stand on its own. Book Club pick for June.
Erin Eve
SPOILERS. Typical ending for Patrick Taylor. I enjoyed the series while I was reading it, but I don't think I could sit for even one more. His cozy everything-fits-together-like-a-puzzle-piece endings and careless matchmaking for lonely characters to other characters that have barely been developed does get quite old, as does the let's-end-with-a-jubilant-party habit. I also skipped over the previous book in the series, A Dublin Student Doctor, as soon as I realized it was another 'blast from th...more
B
I wanted to get into the mood for another visit to Ireland so I listened to this book instead of reading it. Maybe it's the fault of the reader on my playaway, but I found it fairly dull and lacking the Irish sense of humor I expected. I think I would probably enjoy the series better if I just read it!
Elizabeth
I tried really, really hard to like this book because of the rating it received yet I couldn't go past the first 30 pages. It was not heart warming ...it was not endearing rather, I found the writing dull and simple. If you are looking for a Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes) you will be sadly disappointed.
Regina Spiker
I adore Patrick Taylor's series on my favorite country doctors. Reminiscent of All Creatures Great and Small and the BBC series Balleykissangel, the cast of characters are loveable and hardworking. Set in Ireland, in the small village of Ballybucklebo, the doctors Flahertie O'Reilly and Barry Laverty continue their GP duties, with an eye to also help their neighbors. O'Reilly is set to wed his love Kitty O'Hallorhan while Laverty has found a new girlfriend. The kitchen wonder Kinky Kincaid comes...more
Deann Doolittle
One of my favorite series to read. I even got teary eyed throughout this one. I love the humor, storylines, and characters in these books. Feels like I'm there in Ireland while reading. Love visiting with them and now must get the next one. (I'm a little behind in my reading)
Faye
This is the seventh book in the series about the An Irish country doctor in the village of Ballybucklebo. I would give six of the seven 5 stars.
Through out the series the reader becomes more involved with Doctor O'Reilly and his young assistant, Doctor Laverty. They are the heart and soul of the village. The reader becomes increasingly acquainted with the housekeeper, Kinky, as well as many members of the area. The doctors treat the illnesses of villagers as well as solve many of the other probl...more
Jeanne
The adventures of Drs. O'Reilly and Laverty continue in the village of Ballybucklebo in Ulster. Romance and intrigue abound. I will say that Patrick Taylor is much better with the village characters than he is with intimate romance. To my dismay, he introduces a bit of Irish politics and the Catholic v. Protestant conflict in this one. Still, I look forward to another one.
Elaine
Will this be the last episode of the lives of Doctors Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly and Barry Laverty or will we find out what happens on O'Reilly's honeymoon to Rhodes with new wife Kitty and will Dr. Laverty follow O'Reilly to the alter with Sue Nolan? These questions need to be answered so hopefully Patrick Taylor is hard at work crafting what will come next in the lives of these two doctors. Plus Kinky Kincaid, housekeeper to the doctors has a new love interest herself. Surely that would cover h...more
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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...more
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