Una Leavy

Una Leavy
Una Leavy has written many books for children. She works as a primary school teacher in County Mayo.

Una Leavy was born in Charlestown, Co. Mayo. She has been writing since early childhood. A primary school teacher by profession, she is married to Lorcán and they have six children. Her writing includes poetry, articles and short stories which have been published in various magazines and periodicals. Much of her work has been for children and to date she has published seven books with the O'Brien Press.

  • No Shoes for Tom
  • Download Tom decided that he just doesn't like wearing shoes

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

Deirdre agus an Fear Bréige

  • Download Activity sheets: Billeog saothair 1

  • Download Activity sheets: Billeog saothair 2

No Shoes for Tom

  • Download RBFS: Teaching ideas for first class from O'Brien Reading Programme

A Garden for Tom

  • Download RBFS: Teaching ideas for first class from O'Brien Reading Programme

Barry's New Bed

  • Download RBFS: Teaching ideas for first class from the O'Brien Reading Programme Supplement

Bróga Thomáis

  • Download Activity sheets: Billeog saothair 1

  • Download Activity sheets: Billeog saothair 2

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Glac Sos Uimhir a hAon

Written by Anna Donovan and Una Leavy

Thirty minute audio cassette featuring the stories DEIRDRE AGUS AN FEAR BRÉIGE and SINÉAD AG DAMHSA.

Magical Celtic Tales

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Fergal O'Connor

Magical Celtic Tales is a collection of ten wonderful stories - some well known, others almost forgotten - from Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales.

Deirdre agus an Fear Bréige

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Maeve Kelly

Ba mhaith le Deirdre bheith ina bhanríon sa dráma ar scoil. Is iontach an choróin atá aici. Ach tá an choróin imithe ar maidin. Cad a dhéanfaidh Deirdre?
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The O'Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Susan Field

Irish fairy tales and legends are full of enchantment, brave deeds and lost loves. Told from generation to generation, they are as fascinating now as they were to their original listeners. With stunning illustrations to draw the reader back to a time of heroes and myth. Now available in paperback.

No Shoes for Tom

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs

Tom just HATES wearing shoes! He has such fun with his bare toes. But then the snow comes …
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A Garden for Tom

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs

Tom would love to have his very own garden and Dad arranges it for him. But Tom is impatient. Things are not growing fast enough for him …


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Barry's New Bed

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Moira McNamara

Your first real bed is a big adventure – but a little scary too!
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Bróga Thomáis

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs, Translated by Daire MacPháidín

Is fuath le Thomáis bróga a chaitheamh. Is maith leis a bharraicíní beaga. Is breá leis siúl ar an bhféar agus ar na duilleoga. Ach, cad faoin sneachta?
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