Author Archive: Charles Byrne

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Christmas Suitcase
By December 15, 2017 Read More →

Christmas Suitcase

You never know what you will find in one of the suitcases in the shop. Why not have a look through the selection of Christmas titles.

Posted in: Secondhand Books
One Christmas Wish – Katherine Rundell
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One Christmas Wish – Katherine Rundell

It’s Christmas Eve and Theo, left at home with a babysitter, sees an odd-looking star out of his window. He decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little [...]

Posted in: Children's Books
The Ways of the Wolf
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The Ways of the Wolf

The Ways of the Wolf – Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Jonathan Woodward A hardback non-fiction book about wolves exploring  the family life of these mysterious creatures. Beautifully illustrated with breathtaking papercut collage artwork by wildlife illustrator Jonathan Woodward. This pack will prowl the wilderness and our imagination. €15.60    

Posted in: Children's Books
Tangleweed and Brine- Deirdre Sullivan
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Tangleweed and Brine- Deirdre Sullivan

Galway Native Deirdre Sullivan is winning awards everywhere for her latest book ‘Tangleweed and Brine’. A rethinking of the destinies of women in classic fairy tales with distinctive illustrations by Karen Vaughan this book is an enchanting and thought provoking read. In the tradition of Angela Carter, stories such as Cinderella and Rumplestiltskin are given [...]

Posted in: Children's Books
Everyman Editions
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Everyman Editions

Just some of the selection of Everyman Editions that have arrived into the shop in time for Christmas.

Posted in: Secondhand Books
Blian na nAmhrán – Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
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Blian na nAmhrán – Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin

Bliain na nAmhrán – Futa Fata   Cnuasach amhrán eile atá sa leabhar seo ach an ceann seo dírithe ar pháistí. Amhráin iad seo, cumtha ag Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin, a phléann le ceithre shéasúir na bliana agus atá taifeadtha aige ar an CD a thagann leis an leabhair. Bhí ceithre ealaíontóir éagsúil bainteach leis an [...]

Táin Bó Cuailnge – Darach ó Scolaí
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Táin Bó Cuailnge – Darach ó Scolaí

    An chéad leagan sa Nua-Ghaeilge de cheann dos na heipicí is clúite atá againn ón luathlitríocht. Is ón 11ú aois a thagann an leagan is sine den Táin. Seo scéal an ionradh a rinne Ailill agus Méabh Chonnacht ar Chúige Uladh agus iad ag iarraidh tarbh Chuailnge a thabhairt leo. Is anseo a [...]

Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán
By December 14, 2017 Read More →

Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán

Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán – Micheál Ó Conghaile Cnuasach é Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán a bhailíonn le chéile amhráin i nGaeilge a cumadh le fiche blain anuas agus a bhí mar chuid de Chomórtas Cuimhneachán Sheáin Eoin Uí Shúilleabháin, a bhíonn ar siúl ag an Oireachtas gach bliain. Níor foilsíodh formhór na namhrán in aon [...]

The Life and Work of John Ffrench Irish Ceramic Artist ( 1928-2010)
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The Life and Work of John Ffrench Irish Ceramic Artist ( 1928-2010)

The life and Work of John Ffrench Irish Ceramic Artist ( 1928-2010) John Ffrench was one of the founding fathers of contemporary ceramics in Ireland.  Longtime resident of Galway , and regular customer of  Charlie Byrne’s, John produced a steady stream of highly original work from his studio in Kinvara. His use of experimental forms, [...]

Galway Folklore
By December 13, 2017 Read More →

Galway Folklore

City of Streams Galway Folklore and Folklife in the 1930s On the eve of the second World War in Europe, the senior pupils in the national schools of the west of Ireland were engaged in an important, If somewhat unusual, task. With the aid of a questionaire supplied by the Irish Folklore Commission, and under [...]

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