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An Camán Draíochta

This book tells the story of Cian and his teammates from Scoil Dara as they prepare for the final against Scoil Eoin, hoping to win the elusive trophy for the first time ever. Cian has been selected to play for the school’s hurling team in the upcoming final. A few days before the game he…

An Chailleach agus a Cuid Gruaige

This delightful story book is a modern fairy tale in which a young boy called Éamonn decides to take revenge on an evil witch who lives in a castle at the top of a hill, for kidnapping his friend and chucking him into a deep hole in a barrel. Borrowing motifs from ‘Hansel and Gretel’,…

Cathal Coinín agus Cairde Beaga Eile

Cló Iar-Chonnachta present a tasty collection of stories in the Irish language – a book of stories for readers with accompanying audio CD for those who just like to tune in their ears. The stories feature various child and animal characters like Séimí, Áine, Cathal Coinín and Feilimí Frog, to mention but a few. Barnaí…

Cogadh na bhFrídíní

Eoin Eolaí is out in the garden helping his mum, when all of a sudden he sneezes. Mum immediately tells him he should use a handkerchief. This leads to Eoin asking her all about germs. In turn this develops into a discussion on bacteria. The conversation moves on to the composition of blood, that is…

Daid Dearmadach

Daid Dearmadach is a collection of twelve poems in Irish which deal with various scenarios, such as dancing class in school, the arrival of a new baby into a family, and the panic caused by a bat flying into a bedroom. The world these poems describe is one of fun and excitement, and this is…

Historopedia

After the outstanding success of their first collaboration, Irelandopedia, the talented father-and-daughter team, Fatti and John Burke are back with another gorgeous hardback. Historopedia charts 10,000 years of the story of Ireland. Beginning with the Middle Stone Age and moving right through to the Sixties, this is an impressive piece of time-travel through years of…

Scuabtha Chun Siúil

This rhyming picturebook reads as if it was originally written in Irish such is the skill and confidence of the translator, Gabriel Rosenstock. In this romp, the witch acquires such a coterie of benefactors that her broomstick collapses under their weight. Disaster looms when Donncha Dragan casts his fiery breath in her direction. Luckily her…

Will You Be My Friend?

How do you celebrate Ireland’s best-selling children’s poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice? Will you be my friend? is an extraordinary anthology of over one hundred of Fitzmaurice’s poems from thirteen collections, and includes another twenty-six new poems for his well versed fans. The richness of language, while still being accessible to a child reader, is perhaps Fitzmaurice’s…
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