Twins, Aoife and Aidan Power, along with their four best friends love playing Gaelic football. Parish rivalries re-surface and threaten to get out of hand as the children of Droichead Beag National School fight tooth and nail to get their hands on the coveted first ever Star Schools Cup.
The picturesque, white-washed thatched cottage is an iconic emblem of Ireland and beautiful examples of this still-living craft can be found all over the island today. This beautiful new addition to the O'Brien Heritage series is a celebration of the enduring beauty and wonder of Irish thatch.
Olympian, Hockey World Cup Goalkeeper of the Tournament, Winner of Four All-American Awards: the inspirational story of one of the best hockey goalkeepers in the world, who lost her mum at a young age, went into foster care, and found a home between the goal posts in the Senior Women’s Irish hockey team.
Jam-packed with all kinds fun facts and madcap stories about the Normans. From Strongbow and the Norman invasion to the broad sweep of medieval life in Ireland, laugh as you learn about how the people lived, what they played what they worked at: anyone fancy working as a professional farter?
Sarah Grace is a sexual assault survivor. On 17 July 2019, she fell asleep like any other night. A burglar broke into her apartment and attacked her as she slept. That violent assault reduced her life to ashes. This powerful account of healing and thriving is also a call to arms.
American soldier James McCann's family are celebrating his life when they find a wartime letter that changes everything. They have a half-sister, born in an Irish mother & baby home, stolen by nuns and exported to the US. Their search for justice exposes the darkest corners of Irish history.
Bread & Butter is a nostalgic tribute to the simplicities of home-baking. The recipes reflect an Irish food heritage, with basic local ingredients and fresh produce, conjuring a romantic insight into a loving home, with the stove at its heartbeat.
‘There were twenty-five hours in my day then ... any job or challenge that the ocean or the harbour might offer was an option.’ From movies to oil rigs, damaged ships to deep-sea diving, running ferries and literally writing the book on the Skellig Islands, discover a unique life lived to the full.
The greatest Irish romances from history. With chapters on Inspirations, Love & War, Love Across the Divide, Secrets & Scandals and When Love Goes Wrong, among others, Marian Broderick tells of the men and women whose passions drove them to be together: often in the face of society, family, and even their own safety.
Take a trip along the Dodder and see the two suburbs, Rathgar and Churchtown, nestling on opposite banks. Their evolution gives a unique view on the development of Dublin and Ireland through the centuries: from fields and farms to the densely-populated, busy suburbs of the 21st century.