Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the best known adventure novels ever written. This is the exciting story of David Balfour, a young man whose uncle Ebeneazer wishes to kill and to steal his inheritance. Through his friendship with Jacobite swordsman Alan Breck Steward he escapes the fate his uncle had in store for him - only to find that he must cross the Scottish Highlands in the company of a rebel who has a price on his head, with the red coats on their hells. Kidnapped is widely recognised as Stevenson's greatest novel, and was referred to by Henry James as ' the particular crown and triumph of the artist'.. This beautiful translation and abridged for modern-day readers by Darach Ó Scolaí is accompanied by NC Wyeth's renowned Illustrations from the 1913 edition.
What a life! After spending the day working as a hostess at conferences and trade shows, all that awaits Zoé at home is a rude and lazy boyfriend who sleeps in his socks! Until she meets Tomás, a writer who is running out of inspiration! This is a story about love and ambition ... and an extraordinary heroine.
On Easter Monday 2016 an ex-priest is on the road to Dublin, on a personal pilgrimage to the GPO. He's carrying his own cross, and a couple of grudges. This is the second novel by the author of Súil le Breith and An tAinmhí, and one of the most widely-read writers in the Irish language.
THE SECOND BOOK IN THE 'LÚCÁS Ó BRIAIN' SERIES (An Litir). The Atlantic port of Galway 1612, Lucás, a young student and a gifted swordsman, is entrusted by a shady Jesuit priest with an important letter to be delivered into the hands of Aodh Mór Ó Néill, Earl of Tyrone (leader of the Irish chieftains in Rome seeking the help of Philip of Spain to retake Ireland from the English). Lúcás's mission will take him on a perilous journey across Europe. Following hot on his heels, in the narrow streets of the city, is the enemy's most devious and brutal spy - with orders to stop him, at all costs.
Bailiúchán nua aistí ar an bpleanáil teanga, agus diagnóis bhríomhar agus prognóis dhearfach ar cheist na nGael atá sa leabhar seo. Cuirtear beartais úra, thacúla agus phraiticiúla chun cinn do phobal na féiniúlachta Gaeilge.
Poetry at its most acute resists outdated assertions and dulled assumptions. In this sense, Cathal Ó Searcaigh's latest collection An Bhé Ghlas is at the cutting edge of awareness. It is a collection imbued with a keen vision of renewal and an openness to experience. Poetry of this kind is about seeing. The poet is the seer par excellence, the challenger to our conformities. It is an elegant and an entirely original collection that enriches our understanding of these turbulent times we live in. Ó Searcaigh is being lifted emotionally and imaginatively beyond his own life into the life of all, into immense existence.
Combining the taut action-pacing of a thriller and the reflective depth of the literary novel, Darach Ó Scolaí has written a book to follow in the heels of his prize?winning best?seller An Cléireach. In this heady paranoic thriller set in a contemporary world of postmodernist conspiracies and cults, we meet Joe, a man trained in servility, as he sets off to serve 'better masters'. Following in his footsteps we set from Dublin to Paris to Istanbul as Joe rushes headlong towards his destiny.
The author is widely recognized as an authority on the poetry of the bards from Early Irish literature to the present day, and in particular for her research into the poems in their historical context. This books adds greatly to our understanding of the changes that came about with time in the poets’ undertanding of the nature of human interaction. The book is greatly enriched by the author’s highly-readable style throughout, and by her commentaries on poems well known to all who are interested in the tradition of Irish poetry.
One day, when Fionn was in Howth, a boat came ashore and a great big warrior jumped out. He said if there wasn't someone in Ireland who would outrun him in a race, he would tax the people of Ireland. At that, a great big clumsy-looking yellow churl appeared, and and he would race him...
Iris bhliantúil a dhíríonn ar ealaín an fhocail agus a chuireann leis an gcuspóir sin trí aird a dhíriú ar na healaíona eile, go háirithe ar an ealaín phictiúrtha. Ar na scríbhneoirí sa eagrán seo tá: Sorcha de Brún, Síle Denvir, Rody Gorman, Máirtín Mac Donnchadha, Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Eilís Ní Anluain, Bríd Ní Mhóráin, Micheál Ó Catháin, Peadaer Ó Ceannabháin, Geraldine O'neill, Gabriel; Rosenstock, John Walsh
Doras is a boy. He meets a girl, Fuinneog. The two of them set off together, fleeing from the Orphanage, the Law, and the Guards. After a night in the dark and menacing streets of the city they head for the countryside, where they meet a dog, Scuab. Together, they embark on an odysey in search of what they haven't got: a home.
On Leic Island off the Atlantic coast of Ireland, Caitriona's only worry is how she and her friends will spend the long school summer holidays ahead of her - and how to make an impression on the handsome Seamas, of course. She is delighted to be offered a summer job woorking with Séamas in the diving school. But, in spite of her efforts, he doesn't show much interest in her. Hoping to make him jealous, she goes on a date with another man on the island, a young man who seems very interested in her, and with that begins an adventure that leaves Caitríona and her friends in grave danger.