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 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.
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.
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.
Jeaic has created a new chemical potion. It can make you invisible! Jeaic give Lúlú the potion and Lulu can slip into the house without being seen. But when poor Mamaí trips over Jeaic she thinks there is a ghost in the house. Poor Mamaí is frightened out of her wits.
A best-selling fantasy novel, and the first installment in the ground-breaking epic series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by the renowned American author George R. R. Martin. The series has been translated into a myriad of languages and is being filmed and broadcast by HBO internationally. The novel was first published in English under the title A Game of Thrones.
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.
Danny, the Champion of the World is a 1975 is one of Roald Dahl's most popular children's books.
The story is about Danny, a young boy, and his father, William, who live in a gypsy caravan fixing cars for a living and partake in in poaching pheasants, and the plot is centred on the moral dillemna faced by good people who do 'bad things', and ultimately shows that one can bring about change by small actions. The book was filmed in 1989 and has been translated into dozens of languages.
"Chun an táirge seo a dhíol lenár bpáirtithe in earnáil an leighis, táimid chun an saineolas agus an úire a nascadh le chéile." Is mar sin a chuireann bainistíocht na saotharlainne Duprat a straitéis nua páirtnéireachta faoi bhráid na beirte: Guy Farkas, ar a dtugtar 'An Broc-Chú', taistealaí leighis den seandéanamh, agus Jérémy Labionda, feidhmeannach óg rócháilithe a bhfuil sé mar fhreagracht air súil dhiscréideach ar an mBroc-Chú. Anuas air sin, caithfidh siad leagan nua a dhíol de tháirge leighis a bhfuiltear in amhras faoi i mbás na gcéadta othar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over two thousand years ago the great warrior Ullyses fought at the Siege of Troy. When that awful war came to an end, he sailed off across the sea with his companions on their journey home to Greece. But many dangers still awaited them. In simple Irish, and with wonderful artwork, this powerful story is introduced to the young reader. This is a book that will awaken the child’s imagination.
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.
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.
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.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the best known adventure novels ever written. This exciting and atmospheric story tells of treasure maps, mutiny, buccaneers, pirate gold, and of Jim Hawkins, a boy in his teens who puts to sea under the spell of the one-legged charming scoundrel Long John Silver.