Christine Breen


Of Irish ancestry, raised in New York. Educated in Boston and worked for Little, Brown and Company before taking time off to study for a masters' degree in Anglo-Irish Literature at University College, Dublin. Met Niall Williams in UCD where he was studying for an MA in American Literature. Married in New York and worked as a freelance copyeditor, gardener, and also as a copyeditor at the American Journal of Medicine. After the couple’s move to Clare and years of farming, she founded along with five other craft workers a co-operative, artist-run gift shop called Clare Craft and Design in Ennis from where she sold her paintings, and pen and ink sketches, which at the time of the Kiltumper books were in great demand. But in 1994, Christine decided to undertake the study of homeopathy and qualified four years later becoming a registered member of the Irish Society of Homeopaths.

So Many Miles to Paradise was published in Ireland by Townhouse Books. But is now sadly out of stock. Her son Joseph is helping her turn it into a eBook, soon to be available for Kindle. She has written three children’s stories which are presently with an agent in London and has collaborated on two more children’s stories with Niall. She has written dozens of columns for on health and gardening and travel.

For the year 2011 she was been part of the National Academy of Writing in London and her novel, HER NAME IS ROSE is with a London agent. Visit her character Iris Bowen at her blogspot.

A registered member of the Irish Society of Homeopaths, Christine has been a practicing Homeopath for over fifteen years. For three years she was the co editor of the Homeopathy page at All Things

A keen gardener for over thirty years, Christine also does occasional garden design, most recently for the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, and offers gardening advice and garden coaching.

Where to find Christine Breen online


O Come Ye Back to Ireland
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 70,800. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013 by Kiltumper Books. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A young American-Irish couple gives up New York to take up farming in the west of Ireland, and finds what has been a part of them since before they were born. “Written from the heart.” Keith Henderson, The Christian Science Monitor “Perceptive and balanced and altogether delightful.” Maura Boland, Chicago Tribune “A joy to read.” Patrick Campbell, Irish Echo
So Many Miles to Paradise - From Clare to There
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,650. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013 by Kiltumper Books. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
So Many Miles to Paradise is Breen’s engaging and inspirational account of a 9 month trip around-the-world she and author husband Niall Williams took with their 2 kids. Excitement,joy,disappointment,wonder and fear are brought to life. Whether trapezing through a Costa Rican jungle, or toasting with 10,000 ice in Patagonia, readers can join the dream and travel with them, celebrating adventure.

Christine Breen’s tag cloud

american    around the world    australia    bolivia    chile    clare    essay    europe    ireland    irish    new zealand    peru    singapore    travel    united states