A Chimney Adventure is a heartwarming and unique children's story based in Dublin. Written by John Carpenter, this story follows Grandad and his two dogs, Poppy and Indy, on their quest to save the Poolbeg ESB Chimneys. Join the three on their adventure through the challenges they face as they preserve this iconic north Dublin Landmark.
The life and times of Mathew Cullen, who owned the Colamore Hotel, later the Dalkey Island Hotel, will be published later this year. The book, entitled A Leaf in the Wind (Gregmar Books), starts with an account of Cullen’s early years in the Co Louth village of Castlebellingham, before his family’s move to the outskirts of Dublin in 1908 - to Portobello, then known as ‘Little Jerusalem’.
The story of Donegal abbey is the story of Ireland from the 15th to the 17th century. It is also the story of the O’Donnell chieftains of Tír Chonaill, who founded the abbey in 1474, and their epic struggle as one of the last strongholds against English rule in Ireland. From the Act of Suppression of 1535 by Henry VIII to long after the destruction of their abbey in 1600 the friars continued to administer to and receive support from the people of Donegal. The completion of the Annals of the Four Masters by four of their members in 1636 is further testament to this extraordinary friary.
The fraught period of Irish history from 1919-23 saw many “Big Houses” associated with British rule attacked and destroyed. Nowhere was this more evident than in County Cork, arguably the most republican county in the War of Independence against Britain (1919-21) and in the Irish Civil War (1921-23).
An illustrated book with accompanying text, that promotes living well with dementia and advocates for a society to see the person first and not the disease. Developed by Caroline Hyland, an illustrator and art facilitator, with a background in Occupational Therapy and Education. All profits from book sales going to the Living Well with Dementia HSE south project