Conaire Mór is a lively and highly-readable retelling of the Old-Irish epic Togail Bruidne Da Derga — a story that begins with the crowning of Conaire and ends with his brutal slaying on the banks of the Dodder. All the wonders of ancient literature are found in this book, from Conaire’s warrior feats to his ascension to the throne and to the prophesy of doom that cannot be evaded. This is a story that hasn’t been told in a thousand years, but now, Conaire Mór reigns again. The author, Diarmuid Johnson, is a poet.
Witches absolutely detest children. To a witch, a child smells like dogs' droppings. And now the Grand High Witch is planning to get rid of every child in the country — can anybody stop them? Roald Dahl's The Witches tells the story of a brave young boy and his Norwegian grandmother as they battle the country’s witches.
The Witches is one of Roald Dahl's most popular children's books.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is one of the world’s best-known books. First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.
Duan na Nollag was translated by the famous lexicographer Patrick Dineen, and edited and adapted for young readers by Maitiú Ó Coimín.
Luisne is a young fairy who lives in the fairy fort of Lios Lurgain in the World of the Sí. As she learns about the World of the Sí and the World of People, she has many adventures with her friends. Luisne and Deirdre have been invited by their Aunt Gormlaith to spend Christmas in the 'World Above' amongst the People. 'Please don't use your Fairy Tricks here,' Gormalith warned them. 'We musn't attract attention to ourselves. But when the neighbour's girls begin to bully the two fairies, they find it very hard not to teach them a good lesson!
A tough and poetic thriller set under the Mediterranean sun. This is the story of three comrades who grew up together on the streets of Marseilles — Ugo, Manu and Fabio — and the gypsy beauty, Lole. Close friends in their youth, they become separated by life, and are brought together again by death.
One of the greatest epics ever written, now available in Modern Irish This is the story of Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster, and of how he stood his ground, along with his charioteer Lao, against the great host of Ailill and Maeve. Here, we read of his youth, of how he got his name, of his single combat with Ferdia, and of the deadly quarrel between Ailill and Maeve which led to the taking of the Brown Bull of Cooley. Táin Bó Cuailnge was written in the 11th Century and was translated into Modern Irish by Darach Ó Scolaí.
The great Cú Chulainn saga now available as a graphic novel This first volume recounts Cú Chulainn’s youth, his fallout with King Connor of Ulster, and his voyage to Scotland in search of military training. A strong lively retelling of the old story, illustrated with verve and panache. This is a book that awakens old ancestral memories, ignitinig them with the fire of youth.
A knight awakes in the middle of the woods, like a child, without any memory, and not knowing where he is. Step by step, he explores his surroundings and begins to make his way towards the light. This is a philosophical novel by one of the country’s finest writers, written in the style of the 15th Century, the beginning of the age of printing and publishing. An Choill tries to get to grips with the case of one of the Knights of the round Table, who didn’t reach the Holy Grail. This is the story of the man who doesn’t knoew. It might just be the story of everyman.
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.
“Beidh ‘chuile shórt go breá ... tá seoladh agam, agus ticéid ar an metro ... agus mapa de Pháras. Chuile shórt go breá. Tiocfaidh sé ar fad ar ais chugam faoi cheann nóiméid.”
Ar bhínse sráide, i bPáras, tá bean óg ag iarraidh teacht chuici féin. Níl cuimhne aici ar a hainm, nár ar an bhfáth a bhfuil sí san áit sin. Tá a cuimhne tar éis imeacht uirthi.
Le greann agus tuiscint, insíonn Pénélope Bagieu agus Boulet scéal na tóraíochta seo, tóraíocht na féiniúlachta.
After spending a period on the run in Brasil, Guy Farkas 'An Broc-Chú' is back in Europe, and he's back in business! He has a mission: He must find the CEO of the international pharmaceutical giant Duprat — a man who is also on the run — and hand him over to the police. This 'chase movie' of a graphic novel takes us from an adult movie set to a dark and decadent soirée in an isolated chateau and to a dank French prison cell.
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.
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.
1918: Corto Maltese leaves Hong Kong in search of the treasure train of the Tsars. Accompanied by his comrade, Rasputin, he traverses a world inhabited by soviets and nationalists, armoured trains and biplanes, Cossacks and Triads, heroes and madmen!
Long ago, in the city of Verona in Italy, lived Romeo and Juliet. Although thir families hated each other, Romeo and Juliet were madly in love. But destiny and their own families came in their way and put a tragic end to this love story. In simple Irish, and with wonderful artwork, this powerful story is introduced to the young reader. This is a book that will awaken the childs’s imagination.
Today, Macán doesn't want to eat his dinner. He doesn't like mushrooms, or ham, or vegetables. All he wants to eat is pasta! Macán is a little wolf. Sometimes, he misbehaves, but he really is a good little wolf. He is learning from life from his Daddy and Mammy. In this beautiful three-book series, we learn all the little things that Macán must learn: to eat his dinner, to use his potty, and to sleep in his own bed.
A collection of traditional stories collected in Seanadh Farracháin in the Joyce Country during the 1930's, and edited by Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill, along with a fine account of the rich folkloric storytelling tradition of the area.
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.
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.