Join Jody as she chats with author Mary Pat Kelly about her passion for Ireland, her inspiration for the novels Galway Bay and Of Irish Blood, and find out Mary Pat's 3 favorite places in Ireland.
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How MPK finds her Passion for Irish Culture:
She went on to get her PhD in Irish Studies; did a documentary on Irish Nobel Peace Prize Winner John Hume; and wrote her dissertation called the Sovereign Woman: Her Image in the Literature in Ireland.
Why did you decide to write these books:
A little about MPK's third book:
The unwavering optimism of the Irish:
The ablity to always look on the bright side, is a strong trait among the Irish. Even though you can find historical markers of tragedy, there is this strong life-force and determination to not only survive but thrive.
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MPK: The idea that you can endure and triumph over tragedy. Also, the strenghth in Irish women, both in history and mythology.
3 places that MPK says you should not miss in Ireland:
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