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The final book in the Lúcás Ó Briain trilogy (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.

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Driſters in search of work, George and his childlike friend Lennie, have nothing in the world except the clothes on their back — and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. Eventually they find work on a ranch in California’s Salinas Valley, but their hopes are dashed as Lennie — struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and feelings of jealousy — becomes a victim of his own strength.

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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.

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The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Gráinne is one of the greatest Irish prose narratives. A tale from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology, it concerns a love triangle between the great warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill, the beautiful princess Gráinne, and her paramour Diarmuid ua Duibhne. This text, edited by Nessa Ní Shéaghdha, is considered as the authorative version of the tale.

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'Book of the Year 2019'
A retelling of the 14th century satirical tale Tromhdhámh Guaire. Feargal Ó Béarra’s new modern edition recounts the prolongued visit of the ‘burdensome band of bards’ on King Guaire, and its comic consequences — not to mention the ‘finding’ of the then long-lost tale ‘Táin Bó Cuailnge’. A story to savour and to delight in. Feargal Ó Béarra’s new modern edition recounts the prolongued visit of the ‘burdensome band of bards’ on King Guaire, and its comic consequences — not to mention the ‘finding’ of the then long-lost tale ‘Táin Bó Cuailnge’. A story to savour and to delight in.

A book to be relished by those who have no great love for our rhymers, past or present!

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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.

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Shortlisted for IRISH BOOK AWARDS
Tuatha Dé Danann is a lively and highly-readable retelling of the Old-Irish epic Cath Maighe Tuiredh — or the Battle of Moytura — an account of the invasion and conquest of Ireland by the Tuatha Dé Danann by the popularly acclaimed prize-winning author of Conaire Mór. All the wonders of ancient literature are found in this book, from Lugh Lámhfhada's warrior feats to his vanquishing of the Fomorian invaders. This is a story that concerns with the 'Matter of Ireland', essential reading for all who cherish the past. 

 

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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.

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Fonn A Níos Fiach is a novella, based on a folk tale from Dúiche Sheoigheach. This is a tense, emotive telling, with the sense of wilderness throughout. It would remind you of 'The Old Man and thr Sea' by Hemingway, but in this case it was hunger and the famine, and not heroism, that drove this man to hunt.

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