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An Irish Country Wedding

(Irish Country #7)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  3,161 ratings  ·  358 reviews
An Irish Country Wedding is another heart-warming addition to New York Times bestselling author Patrick Taylor's Irish Country series.

Love is in the air in the colourful 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 planned, but before O'Reilly can make it to
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Published October 16th 2012 by Macmillan Audio
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Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 13, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Oct 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ireland
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
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
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
Re-read 2018

I can't say much about this book in the series, it has way too many spoilers. It's a good book in the series, but it's too involved in the village life without much of the 1960's medical drama's that are more prevalent in the earlier books. I understand that it's a turning point in the series but I think that Patrick Taylor focused on that too much and some of what I enjoyed in the books was missing. I still love the series and will continue with them as long as he is willing to writ
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-inventory
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
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable Teared up a couple times. Looking forward to another book if there is one....
Paul Weiss
“Helen pulled out a packet of Wills Wild Woodbine.”

James Herriott was a veterinarian, in Yorkshire, in the 30s, 40s and 50s, who despite the quirky nature of both his furry patients and their owners, loved his job and dearly loved the town in which he chose to ply his trade. Fingal Flaherty O’Reilly and Barry Laverty are family physicians, in the fictional Northern Ireland Ulster village Ballybucklebo, in the 1960s. Anyone who reads Patrick Taylor’s much loved IRISH COUNTRY DOCTOR series and
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have to admit I'm being a little bit generous with this rating. In truth, I would say this is a 3.5 at best. This is only my opinion of course.

I constantly tried to think of the right way to describe Taylor's prose. It felt unorganized, almost like the thoughts of the characters were all out of order. I understand this is an Irish book, but it was too much work keeping track of Doctor O'Reilly and Doctor Laverty's thoughts. At some point they were redundant because they had been mentioned brie
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm in Lake George, and for the third year in a row, I have gone to the library and withdrawn all the books on the shelf by one author. Two years ago, it was Walter Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor mysteries. Last year it was all the Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache that I had not read.

And this year it's all Patrick Tylor's Dr. Fingal Flaghertie O'Rielly's Irish Country doctor novels. I'm learning a lot about both "dear, dirty Dublin," and why James Joyce called it that, and the villages around Belf
Dawn Moriarty
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Avery Watkins
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this series, great light-hearted book. I like books where you can grow with the characters!
Mary Reilly
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four and 1/2 stars. I am loving this series set in Ireland in the 60’s and this with a wedding at it’s heart was one of the best installments yet on audiobook.
Aug 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ireland, read-in-2019
"Love is in the air in the colourful Ulster village of Ballybucklebo, where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly has finally proposed to the darling of his youth, Miss Kitty O'Hallorhan. There's a wedding to be planned, but before O'Reilly can make it to the altar, he and his young colleague, Barry Laverty, M.B., must deal with crises both large and small.

"Chief among these is the sudden illness of Kinky Kincaid, the doctors' housekeeper. With Kinky ailing, the whole village rallies to make sure the tw
2020 bk 219. A really enjoyable visit to the Irish village of Ballybucklebo and a time about 70 years in the past. A book is so much more enjoyable when the publishing co. has done a good job of making a book readable. I thoroughly enjoyed the tale of preparations for a wedding, helping a young couple find a home, the various romanances going on in the village, and the story of a young woman who wants to be more than people anticipate. I love Dr. O'Reilly for how he helps not just the health iss ...more
Joy Gerbode
May 02, 2020 rated it liked it
I really love the characters of this series, and I love that usually some justice is done somewhere ... and it's very gratifying! This didn't capture my attention as much as others, but it is still a wonderful story of Ireland, her people, especially small town people, and the language and culture is beautifully portrayed. And of course, the wedding is lovely!
Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, an easy, fun, cozy story of our friends in Ballybucklebo.
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
3.5★ I enjoyed this (as always), but not as much as the Irish Country book immediately preceding it (A Dublin Student Doctor - which I really liked). The author explains at the beginning that he has included more of the politics in Ireland in this one, and I’m not very interested in politics, although I acknowledge it is important to enable the freedoms we enjoy to continue, and to make changes for the parts of life that need improvement. I’m not sure whether it was the political part that affec ...more
Julie Akeman
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Got a chance to listen to this on audio through Hoopla so it freed up my hands to work on some projects. This is the second time I listened to this series on audio-book and I love the reader's Irish accent for the story. Lovely story of the O'Reily wedding which was long anticipated. Order a round of Guinness or set up some dark Irish tea and sit down to read or listen to the antics of these two doctors as the help, and heal in more ways than just the medical. Warm hearted and loving, charming a ...more
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Barry just never stopped being annoying once he started a couple books back with the Patricia and career whining. I still love the village and tone but I want a continuation of the series that focuses on the new female doctor that is taking his place with O’Reilly, Jenny. And I bet she befriends Sue Nolan and helps Helen Hewitt on her medical path! Let’s keep getting more progressive into the 60s. I know O’Reilly and Kitty would approve!
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, on-shelf, x-2018
Delightful! Looking forward to reading the next one but realizing that's one step closer to finishing the series.

Quotes to remember:

"But I'd rather get a whiff of a good beast in the country than the stink of motorcar fumes in the city."

"The joys of marriage are heaven on earth, life's paradise." ~John Ford, c. 16th century

Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Charming, as always! I wish these books came out more often than once a year because I SO love reading about these characters!
This series is always a delightful read, I enjoyed this one very much. Plus, there was a character with the last (maiden) name of Mawhinney.

Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sad to finish this one, please write more Patrick!
Laura Edwards
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Sitting down with these books is always like having a visit with old friends. I love Dr. O'Reilly and the cast of characters who inhabit Ballybucklebo. A nice story leading up to the wedding of O'Reilly and Kitty O'Halloran. Also a plus was the fact Barry wasn't moping around quite as much as in a previous book. He is still annoying, however, when acting like an old fuddy-duddy. Why does he always think any girl he dates should forget all her dreams and interests to concentrate solely on him? He ...more
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Another installment of this wonderful series set in the fictional country village of Ballybucklebo in the County of Ulster. Life continues for the inhabitants of Number One--Fingal has married the love of his youth and refound flame, Kitty O'Halloran, Barry seems to be recovering from his earlier heartbreak and has begun a relationship with the young teacher, Sue and Kinky, long a widow, after a scary health issue, seems to be encouraging the milkman. So romantically all is well with our family ...more
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seventh in the series, 'An Irish Country Wedding' by Patrick Taylor is actually the first I've read in the series - but it will not be the last.

Ballybucklebo Ireland could have been where my own grandmother came from from the stories she told us; it is a tightly woven community of rich characters that are neither overly dramatic or comedic. They live life to the best of their ability and we readers are given a glimpse into their lives. In this instance, it is the marriage of the local doctor, Fi
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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

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