My two cents. I'm rather fond of Father Brown, perhaps more for nostalgia reasons than anything, but I do like his work and the era he captured. In a more modern vein, though, I like George Tice very much and I put him here because his mother was a member of the Traveling Community from UK/Ireland. Also, Alan MacWeeney (who I blieve is Dublin-born) is one of my faves, especially his work on Travellers/"Tinkers". This project resulted in one of his better-known books. Like I said, two cents worth from Africa.