The history of Irish traditional music, song and dance from the mythological harp of the Dagda to Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and beyond. Featuring the tradition's finest musicians and international names.
A short and entertaining history from earliest times to the present by one of Ireland's best-loved writers. It clearly shows the development of Ireland to the present time.
Norah Patten brings you on a journey high above the earth and into space. You will learn about space travel, astronaut training and life without gravity. A fun and engaging book about space and becoming an astronaut: but most importantly this book is about following your dreams no matter how big!
They roam our hills and wander our country lanes; graze in our valleys and frolic in our fields. Sheep have lived happily beside us in Ireland for some five thousand years – it’s no wonder they’re an unofficial national symbol. Celebrate our wonderful woolly friends, who not only fill our meadows, but also our history and our hearts.
The inspiration behind many of Ireland's greatest days, Shay Given earned 134 caps for his country and played in goal for Ireland for 20 years! Follow Shay Given through the highs and lows of a football career, playing in the Premier League, European Championships and the World Cup. The story of one of Ireland’s greatest ever footballers.
A richly illustrated history of "the home of hurling" from its opening in 1910 right up to now. The building and development of the stadium, major games, significant players and managers, broadcasting from the grounds, the work of the groundsmen, other events held at the stadium and more.
When her home is destroyed in the 1941 Luftwaffe bombing, Grace Ryan moves in with relatives. There she meets Barry Malone, a boy from Liverpool. Barry begins to suspect their teacher Mr Pawlek of spying for the Nazis. But what starts as an exciting adventure puts their very lives in danger.
A boy orphaned by invaders. A strange fairy girl in the forest.
Can Brendan outwit the serpent god? Will the Great Book ever be finished? And will the walls of Kells protect Brendan and the monks from the invading Vikings?
Adapted from The Secret of Kells, the Oscar-nominated film by Cartoon Saloon.
Ross has spent the past year in hiding in the west coast of Ireland, alone with his anxiety and depression. Then Hunter comes to call in a favour, and Ross agrees to join him for one day only. He's soon forced to choose sides: will he fight to save the Guild members, who have kept so much from him?
A bold exploration in fiction of the years Gerard Manley Hopkins, one of England's foremost Victorian poets, spent in Ireland - of his torments, his ecstasies, his fears, and his loves. This is the story of a man who loves greatly, but because of the life he has chosen, he must always dissemble.