Ireland is an island in north-western Europe. Republic of Ireland is a sovereign state while Northern Ireland is a constituent country of United Kingdom. Irish people are the inhabitants of Ireland. Irish people are people who are of Irish ethnicity, originating from Ireland or hold the citizenship of Ireland. Irish is also the language of the Irish people which is also spoken by several communities worldwide. Irish language is a Goidelic language.
John McGahern had remarked, “Amongst Women concentrated on the family, and the new book concentrates on a small community. The dominant units in Irish society are the family and the locality. The idea was that the whole world would grow out from that small space.”