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Author Oisín McGann reads “Race the Atlantic Wind”!
By June 21, 2019 Read More →

Author Oisín McGann reads “Race the Atlantic Wind”!

This morning we had a lovely time with author Oisín McGann reading some excerpts from his book “Race the Atlantic Wind – The Flight of Alcock and Brown” to the pupils from St. Nicholas’ Primary School!

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Crann na Teanga: The Language Tree – Cathal Ó Searcaigh
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

Crann na Teanga: The Language Tree – Cathal Ó Searcaigh

Just in “Crann na Teanga: The Language Tree” – Cathal Ó Searcaigh The Book Cathal Ó Searcaigh is a leading figure in the remarkable renaissance of Irish-language poetry in our time. Over the past four decades, he has made an enormous contribution to the range and corpus of Gaelic verse. In his wide-ranging work – [...]

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Cú 3: Fuascailteoir – Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

Cú 3: Fuascailteoir – Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin

Just in “Cú 3: Fuascailteoir” by Paul Bolger and Barry Devlin   The Book The third volume in the great Cú Chulainn epic has arrived — and the whole saga is now available as a graphic novel. In this final book Cú Chulainn’s enemies gather against him — Calaitín. Méabh, and even the Morrigan herself! It is here [...]

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Bellamy’s Ireland: The Wild Boglands – David Bellamy
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

Bellamy’s Ireland: The Wild Boglands – David Bellamy

Secondhand - Just in “Bellamy’s Ireland: The Wild Boglands” by David Bellamy The Book David Bellamy takes the reader on an adventure in exploration of the Irish bogs. He explains the nature of peat and bogs; gives accounts of various boggy habitats; takes a dive under the soggy blanket in search of history and pre-history and the [...]

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Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a writer – Victoria Glendinning
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a writer – Victoria Glendinning

Secondhand - Just in “Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a writer” by  Victoria Glendinning The Book In this richly detailed biography, Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist whose literary achievements were equaled only by her unbounded gift for living. Taking us from Elizabeth Bowen’s ancestral home in Ireland, Bowen’s Court, to Oxford where she met Yeats [...]

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The Voyage of the Catalpa – Peter F. Stevens
By June 20, 2019 Read More →

The Voyage of the Catalpa – Peter F. Stevens

Secondhand - Just in “The Voyage of the Catalpa: A Perilous Journey and Six Irish Rebels’ Escape to Freedom ” by Peter F. Stevens The Book Fast-paced, compelling, meticulously researched, and dramatically detailed, this saga from the annals of American, Irish, British, and Australian history comprises the first full telling of the secret yearlong journey of the American [...]

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Vanishing Ireland – James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury
By June 19, 2019 Read More →

Vanishing Ireland – James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury

Just in “Vanishing Ireland” by James Fennell and Turtle Bunbury   The Book Short-listed for the Eason’s Irish Published Book of the Year Award 2007, Vanishing Ireland is a unique collection of portrait interviews looking at the dying ways and traditions of Irish life and taking us back to an Ireland virtually unrecognisable today. Illustrated with over a [...]

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harari
By June 19, 2019 Read More →

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harari

Just in “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” by Yuval Noah Harari The Book Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has [...]

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The Evenings – Gerard Reve
By June 19, 2019 Read More →

The Evenings – Gerard Reve

Just in “Night Boat to Tangier” by Kevin Barry The Book Twenty-three-year-old Frits – office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes – finds life absurd and inexplicable. He lives with his parents, who drive him mad. He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Sometimes he talks to a toy rabbit. This is the [...]

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The Hobbit – J.R.R Tolkien
By June 19, 2019 Read More →

The Hobbit – J.R.R Tolkien

Just In: “An Hobad”, by J.R.R Tolkien An leabhar Bhí gnaoi an phobail riamh leis an sárscéal fantasaíochta seo faoi hobad darb ainm Biolbó Baigín agus é á sciobadh chun siúil gan choinne ar eachtra fhada in éineacht le Gandalf Draoi agus le trí abhac déag. Is scéal An Hobad faoi thuras a dhéanann Biolbó i [...]

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