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An Irish Country Welcome is a charming entry in Patrick Taylor's internationally best-selling Irish Country series.

In the close-knit Northern Irish village of Ballybucklebo, it’s said that a new baby brings its own welcome. Young doctor Barry Laverty and his wife, Sue, are anxiously awaiting their first child, but as the community itself prepares to welcome a new decade, the closing months of the 1960s bring more than a televised moon landing to Barry, his friends, his neighbors, and his patients, including a number of sticky questions. 

A fledgling doctor joins the practice as a trainee, but will the very upper-class Sebastian Carson be a good fit for the rough and tumble of Irish country life? And as sectarian tensions rise elsewhere in Ulster, can a Protestant man marry the Catholic woman he dearly loves, despite his father’s opposition? And who exactly is going to win the award for the best dandelion wine at this year’s Harvest Festival?

But while Barry and Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly and their fellow physicians deal with everything from brain surgery to a tractor accident to a difficult pregnancy, there’s still time to share the comforting joys and pleasures of this very special place: fly-fishing, boat races, and even the town’s very first talent competition!

Welcome back to Ballybucklebo, as vividly brought to life by a master storyteller.  

A Macmillan Audio production from Forge Books 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2020 Patrick Taylor (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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How can this series keep getting better

This book and indeed the whole series is balm for the soul and funny bone. It’s colourful and complicated characters continually surprise and each book adds new and interesting problems. This is no treacly sweet series yet is positive and delightful reading. I’ve got the entire series on ebooks and hard copy Trust me, it’s impossible to get road rage when driving and listening. I love the narration as well and the added Irish language sayings at the back of the books can be helpful. The series are now being read and passed ago to my GenX children and their friends now as well. As the Irish say it contains “ a thousand welcomes”.

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  • Sandra
  • 2021-02-27

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Before, we even started listening, I was happy and thankful to receive the pdf. 5 🌟

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  • J. Vermuth
  • 2021-10-22

It the Strongest Story in the Series

Even so, couldn’t stop listening, and hated to see it end; sad to leave Ballybucklebo. As always, beautifully narrated and interpreted by John Keating. This series has a brilliant heart!

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  • Colorado Cowgirl
  • 2021-09-26

Still a very good story but not as good

I have read several of the country doctor series about Barry and Fingal and all the colorful characters in Northern Ireland. The books make you feel like you just returned home and can sit by the fire and catch up with old friends. This books certainly had that feeling but it also felt a little put together to fill out another book. The backstory on the "trouble" in Northern Ireland between the Protestants and Catholics was good and the impact it had on Barry's mixed religious friends was interesting. And I liked the story of Barry and Sue's struggle to have a baby and all the problems that can occur. I thought that Fingal and Kitty's story took an unexpected backseat and that they are phasing into the background. Still, there were many heartwarming local events and stories and some good medical cases to keep the reader engaged. The narrator is perfect.

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  • Ann
  • 2021-09-05

Love this series

I loved listening to this series of books. Can't wait to hear what happens next in Bally Buckle Bo.

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  • Lea Ludington
  • 2021-03-25

Love this series.

I am a nurse and certainly enjoyed the lovely medical teaching that was taught during this book. I am Irish, so better yet!

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  • JoAnn Carson
  • 2021-02-07

I love these stories!

In these times and as an American doctor dealing with a broken healthcare system, I have needed these wonderful stories about an old-time doctor’s practice in a beautiful seaside Irish village.

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  • MB
  • 2021-02-02

Welcome Baby Laverty

Yet another awesome yarn from Mr. Taylor. Absolutely fabulous narration by Mr Keating, as always.

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  • Smiley
  • 2021-01-01

Wonderful and heartwarming series!

Another great book, that has me pining for the next. Patrick Taylor is a storyteller who can develop characters and move a story along at just the right speed- fast enough to keep me captivated and slow enough to build the picture. Thank you!

The reader, John Keating, is outstanding. He maintains characters from book to book, and has an amazing ability to represent multiple characters without overlapping the voices.

Well done!

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  • B. Mims
  • 2020-12-18

Wonderful story again!!

These books are some of my favorite. I absolutely love the way Patrick Taylor incorporates history, medicine and Irish country folks into a story line that never fails to make the reader laugh, cry and want more.

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  • Suziann
  • 2020-12-03

Another wonderful Ballybucklebo story!

Absolutely loved the latest in a long series of wonderful stories of the Ballybucklebo community. I literally have read/listened to every one and they are all SO GOOD. I always choose to listen to these books because of the exceptional talent of the narrator, John Keating. His narration makes me feel like I'm right there with all the characters. Can't wait for the next installment!!