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Exploring the World of Colmcille

Exploring the World of Colmcille

also Known as Columba

Written by Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald, Illustrated by Stephen Hall

A beautifully simple and accessible account of the world of Colmcille/Columba whose 1400th anniversary was celebrated in 1997. It deals with the life of the times of Colmcille and the saint's involvement in politics and religious affairs. Hardback.

Paperback: €7.61
Paperback: 112 pages
Size:216x135 mm
ISBN: 9780862786656

Themes: History, Information

Series: Exploring

A beautifully simple and accessible account of the world of Colmcille/Columba whose 1400th anniversary was celebrated in 1997. It deals with the life of the times of Colmcille and the saint's involvement in politics and religious affairs.

The life and works of this famous saint, known as Columba in Scotland. A man of adventure and charisma from the warrior-aristocracy of Ireland, Colmcille's legacy lives on in legend and history. Draws on the history, art, literature and archaeology of the time.

Also available in paperback.

Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald

Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald grew up in County Clare. She is a graduate of NUI Galway and University College Dublin where she studied Archaeology. Mairéad taught Irish and History before working in publishing for many years. Being invited by OBP to write books allows her to indulge her passion for research into Ireland's history, archaeology and literature.

'Beautifully produced and written. This is a book to keep, and one which will be enjoyed by readers young and old; a nice reminder of the glory of our early church, and of the life of a remarkable man.'

Leinster Leader Leinster Leader

'Reveals a complex and charismatic character ... we also get a fascinating picture of life and politics in sixth century Ireland'

Clare Champion Clare Champion

'An attractive and very readable account of Colmcille and his world'

Archaeology Ireland

'Written in an accessible style, with plenty of detailed facts for the curious.'

Children's Books in Ireland Children's Books in Ireland

'Well-researched and plentifully illustrated '

Books Ireland Books Ireland

'A fascinating book'

Southside People Southside People

'Beautifully produced and written. This is a book to keep, and one which will be enjoyed by readers young and old; a nice reminder of the glory of our early church, and of the life of a remarkable man.'

Leinster Leader Leinster Leader

'Reveals a complex and charismatic character ... we also get a fascinating picture of life and politics in sixth century Ireland'

Clare Champion Clare Champion
Rights Held: World, all languages

Also by Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald:

Castles of Ireland
Best-Loved Yeats
A Terrible Beauty

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Also by Stephen Hall:

Finn’s Thumb
The Riddle
Ribbit, Ribbit
Katie's Caterpillars
Katie's Cake
Spotty Sally

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