cover image The Pipes Are Calling: Our Jaunts Through Ireland

The Pipes Are Calling: Our Jaunts Through Ireland

Niall Williams. Soho Press, $17.95 (220pp) ISBN 978-0-939149-33-9

The Irish-American authors of O Come Ye Back to Ireland , a beguiling account of their first year transplanted to rural County Clare, testify here to their abiding ``love of place.'' Accompanied by their adopted daughter, Deirdre, they take off from their base at Kiltumper Cottage to explore parts of Ireland lying to the west. They revisit favorite idylls, as well as popular attractions such as the Kerry Puck Fair, but the heart of their jaunting is in the remote islands, lonely seacoasts and primeval beaches that they delightedly come upon in Ulster. In alternating chapters, the authors share their joy in Ireland's largely unspoiled natural beauty with a pleasing ``Irish feeling.'' First serial to Travel Holiday magazine. (Mar.)