March is Reading Month, Women’s History Month and the month in which we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  This confluence of special celebration caused me to think about the women writers that I know of Irish ancestry.  Unfortunately, too few names came to mind.  I know Maeve Binchy, Emma Donoghue, Patricia Lynch, and Flannery O’Conner.  Because this list is far too short, I look forward to broadening my reading list to include an array of the many Irish women writers waiting to be read.  I encourage you too to pick up a novel, or a poem, a biography or any other genre to enjoy the words of women we might want to know.