The story of almost 300 years of Gaelic Sports in Europe – from the games fascinating yet invisible 18th, 19th and 20th century European history, to Irish immigrant influence, to Spanish, French, German, Italians and others, embracing Gaelic Football and Hurling as new treasure in their lives.
This is a story; of severe poverty and congestion in rural slums in the west, the selection process by the Land Commission, threats and conflict, the migration process, settlement and social integration in Allenstown, their struggle for survival during the ‘emergency’, their triumph and their ongoing relationship with the western homeland, and the death of a Gaeltacht. The book also gives a sense of the life in the big house and the dismantling of a country estate.
Fay the pig has a burning question: “Why are we here?” Determined to know, she sets off along the Sheep’s Head peninsula to find the answer. Join Fay on her quest as she meets a variety of animals and birds along the way. Why are we here? is a hardback picture book (32 pages) for young readers age 3-7 to read or be read to. Written by Niamh O'Mahony and illustrated by Annabel Langrish.
Echoes from a Civil War tells two stories of violent death in rural Ireland during the 1920s. Based on a wide range of sources, reinforced by skillful and sensitive use of the oral history of each community, the memories of people who lived through it, and which he has carefully gathered over two decades, this is a fascinating book, which should be read by anyone interested in the Civil War or the history of community conflict.
Airports will never feel the same... A murdered girl is found in a suitcase on an airport conveyor belt. An armed robbery takes place in the cargo terminal the next day. The police officer who discovered the body, Anna Jenkinson, believes the two crimes are related but she’s told to stay off the case. She can’t do that.