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GIVEAWAY: 5 copies of “The Well of Ice” by Andrea Carter, set Co Donegal

7th May 2018

With thanks to Piatkus, Constable & Robinson (Little Brown), we have 5 copies of The Well of Ice by Andrea Carter in our giveaway!

Well of Ice

It’s a terrific series, led by female solicitor Ben O’Keefe and is so much greater because of its Irish setting. Set in the Inishowen peninsula, in County Donegal, which includes Ireland’s most northerly point and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the book excels in re-creating the enclosed, cloistered confines of a small, rural Irish Village (the kind where everyone knows everyone) – which the Sunday Times said proves a ‘fine stand-in for the mannered drawing room society of a Christie mystery’.

The Irish Times calls the book “atmospheric and vivid“…..Find out for yourself…

HOW TO ENTER: Just leave a comment below about Ireland and all things Irish by midnight (UK time) on Saturday 19th May 2018 (where have you been, where would you like to visit, is Guinness your tipple, perhaps ..??). The first five names out of the hat will be sent a copy direct from the publisher.


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  1. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 13/05/2018 at 6:14 am

    My only visit to Ireland was for a cookery weekend out in the countryside. It was brilliant but I would love to go back and see much more of the country


  2. User: Andrea Upton

    Posted on: 12/05/2018 at 8:12 pm

    I have only ever been to enniskillen, my brother got married there. Unfortunately didn’t get to see much more of the country, just the bit we drove through from the airport. Would love to go back some day


  3. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 11/05/2018 at 8:15 pm

    I have only been to Belfast and was surprised how much I loved it. I Particularly enjoyed the Ulster fry! Maybe I will visit one day as I love the books set in Dublin and it sounds beautiful.


  4. User: Tim Leakey

    Posted on: 09/05/2018 at 6:15 pm

    Went to Ireland and Dublin trip around the Guinness factory wonderful


  5. User: Donna Martin

    Posted on: 09/05/2018 at 4:57 pm

    Visited Ireland many years ago and have fond memories of my time there. Hope to return.


  6. User: Fiona

    Posted on: 08/05/2018 at 8:07 pm

    My father (or daddy as they say in Donegal ) is from inishowen . Its pne if the most beautiful places i know .I’ve had many happy holidays there every year, spending time with my family and Irish friends, particularly 2 lovely girls, Tara and Denise. Sadly my father is too unwell to visit and my uncle has recently passed away where we stayed but I’m sure reading this with evoke memories…and inspire me to enjoy another visit. My father lives in the Sunny South East of Ireland so I do still get to enjoy the craic in this gorgeous country


  7. User: Lisa ohara

    Posted on: 08/05/2018 at 11:59 am

    Despite being part Irish I have yet to visit the Emerald Isle. When I do go I need to see whether Irish Guinness really does taste different to what I’ve drank previously.


  8. User: Patricia Bowley

    Posted on: 08/05/2018 at 10:58 am

    Only been to Ireland once, some years ago and that was on the south coast for a few days. Unfortunately I wasn’t well at the time so didn’t get to see the beauty of Ireland. Love to go and take in all it has to offer.


  9. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 08/05/2018 at 9:29 am

    Sadly, I’ve never been to Donegal…was supposed to be going to a wedding at Lough Eske Castle, but our invite didn’t arrive. Slainte!


  10. User: Tracy Terry

    Posted on: 08/05/2018 at 9:05 am

    Loved visiting Avoca. The tale I have to tell but alas its too long to share here.


  11. User: Catherine Harwood

    Posted on: 08/05/2018 at 8:41 am

    I’ve been to Dublin and found it to be one of the friendliest cities I’ve been too – loved it!


  12. User: Jude Wright

    Posted on: 08/05/2018 at 7:43 am

    Ive never been to Ireland but i would love to go someday. I have however met Irelands most famous son, Terry Wogan off a plane – he was adorable! Ive read all of Adrian McKintys books and love the grittyness of Northern Ireland and i would love to go to Belfast. But then you have the sweet countryside and soft lilt of the Southerners, wonderful Country.


  13. User: Rosaleen Corrigan

    Posted on: 08/05/2018 at 12:26 am

    I live in northern Ireland and despite traveling all over the world, Donegal is my favourite place in the world, especially Derrybeg. As soon as Errigal mountain comes into sight, I totally relax because I’m back to my spiritual home.


  14. User: Irene Wright

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 9:09 pm

    Not been to Ireland YET. My Dad’s family are from southern Ireland so it’s near the top of my list to visit shortly.


  15. User: Rose Stephenson

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 9:02 pm

    We had a wonderful evening in Clifden. My husband still teases me about it. Had oysters for the first time washed down with some Guinness – I wouldn’t share. Well he should have ordered oysters if he wanted some. Then we went to a pub with a band playing traditional Irish music. Fantastic night.


  16. User: Susan Ocock

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 8:32 pm

    Visited Ireland and loved it. Would love to go back


  17. User: Sarah Rothman

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 8:11 pm

    I would love to go on a horse riding holiday in Ireland, there are some stables in County Wicklow that I can’t stop looking at! Plus the accent… James Nesbitt springs to mind lol! Fingers crossed, liked and shared


  18. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 7:58 pm

    Dublin is my favourite Irish city to visit, as it’s compact & there’s so much to see & do there.
    Bewley’s cafe is my first stop for a latte & a wedge of cake! 🙂


  19. User: Marie Langan

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 7:04 pm

    I am on a mission to visit every county of this beautiful country!


  20. User: Deb rooney

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 6:59 pm

    Went to Ireland for the a couple of years ago absolutely gorgeous planning another holiday. To win the book would be fabulous thank you


  21. User: Evelyn Vernolini

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 6:56 pm

    Visited Downhill in Derry before I started my family history reasearch and discovered a picture of a row of cottages we had seen during our visit but taken nearly 100 years earlier.


  22. User: Claire Broomsgrove

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 6:46 pm

    The lovely green and lush country of Ireland, memories of enjoying the craic!


  23. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 6:28 pm

    I find Irish history fascinating!


  24. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 6:20 pm

    When I was little we used to spend holidays with family in Crockinahatina, Cavan. I used to love it and having trips to Dublin and Galway Bay x


  25. User: Joanne Baird

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 5:56 pm

    I’ve read one of the books in this series so fingers crossed! My Irish fact – when researching my family history, I discovered many ancestors from Ireland which I didn’t know about. My 3x great grandfather is from Drumshanbo in Leitrim and someday I’d love to go there.


  26. User: Lynden

    Posted on: 07/05/2018 at 5:52 pm

    We loved County Kerry when we holidayed there.