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Jimín Mháire Thaidhg (Standardised)£10.00

 

Almost 100 years after the publication of Jimín Mháire Thaidhg, this illustrated edition presents the greatest classic of Irish-language children’s literature in a whole new light. In 1919, An Seabhac, an Irish-language activist, editor and writer, began to publish a serial story about the daily triumphs and tribulations of thirteen-year-old Jimín Mháire Thaidhg as he grew up in the Kerry Gaeltacht. 

The edition of Jimín Mháire Thaidhg read by Irish school children throughout the twentieth century was a sanitised and abridged version of the original serial story, with references to matchmaking, adult relationships and death having been removed. The original text is presented here and provides a more insightful and more humorous overview of Gaeltacht practices and culture in the early twentieth century.

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Jimín Mháire Thaidhg (Kerry) : £10.00

 

Almost 100 years after the publication of Jimín Máire Thaidhg, this illustrated edition presents the greatest classic of Irish-language children’s literature in a whole new light. In 1919, An Seabhac, an Irish-language activist, editor and writer, began to publish a serial story about the daily triumphs and tribulations of thirteen-year-old Jimín Mháire Thaidhg as he grew up in the Kerry Gaeltacht. 

The edition of Jimín Mháire Thaidhg read by Irish school children throughout the twentieth century was a sanitised and abridged version of the original serial story, with references to matchmaking, adult relationships and death having been removed. The original text is presented here and provides a more insightful and more humorous overview of Gaeltacht practices and culture in the early twentieth century.

COST WITH DELIVERY

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Cúraille i gCeannas : £7.00

 

Cúraille loves being in charge. Well that’s to say Cúraille loves to talk about being in charge. But when he loses his little brother Bobo, Cúraille becomes very frightened and it is then he understands the true meaning of being in charge.


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An tÉan Órga : £7.00

 

There was once a young man who went by the name of Jack and he was the son of the King’s gardener. Every night, the king would discover that apples had been stolen from the tree in his garden and it is not long till Jack discovers the culprit is a fantastical golden bird. The king sets Jack on a mission to retrieve this golden bird and on his way, Jack comes face to face with other kings from around the world who each set him on other dangerous quests. But Jackhas an unusual helping friend. A fox who suffers from bad wind and an itchy tale full of annoying fleas!

Find out what happens to Jack and his friend in this re telling of the classic Grimm Fairy Tale.


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Pop! : £9.00

(With DVD English and Irish)

Pop tells of three friends Rua Mac, Armo Armadillo and Bici Bear. Armo and Bici love nothing more than to sit in each evening with a nice bucket of freshly made popcorn. Rua Mac on the other hand loves trying extraordinary things!

Soon Armo and Bici find themselves in hot pursuit of Rua as she persuades them to try some magical Blast Gum which pulls her away and up into the air.Soon mayhem ensues as Armo and Bici find themselves in death defying situations in an effort to save their friend Rua.


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Cogito : £8.00 

(With DVD English and Irish)

Cogito tells of a young girl who is just about to knock on the door of her new home when she is told from an unexpected voice that she has no shadow! Cogito, frightened by this prospect, sets out on a quest into a fantastical fairy world inside her book in order to get her shadow back. Follow her journey as she tries to solve the puzzles that await on the quest to find her shadow. This highly original production marries the visual narrative with the story in a way that is current and innovative.


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Ó Chrann go Crann : £8.00

(With DVD English and Irish)

 

Nina is a young girl preparing for the move to the big city. Her journey is monitored by some unexpected guardians who use their powers to express friendship and caring for the young Nia as she copes with the daunting change .

This is a wonderful original text which explores coping with major life changes and the help that friends can bring at such times.


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Mac Rí Éireann : £10.00

(With DVD English and Irish)

One day the King of Ireland is on a hunting expedition. At a lake he is distracted by a swan that is constantly casting away one of its young. Perplexed, the King seeks council with his druid who proceeds to explain that in nature any living creature will send its thirteenth offspring out into the wild world to fend for itself. The king himself has thirteen beloved sons and the druid informs him that he is no exception to these laws of nature. With a heavy heart he closes his castle gate on the eldest of his sons who rides off into the east disguised as a cowherd. He soon finds favour with theEastern King and is set upon a path where he battles fierce giants, great warriors and a giant sea serpent. He must defeat all of these if he is to win the hand of the King’s daughter!


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An Gréasaí Bróg agus na Sióga : £10.00 

(With DVD English and Irish)

This version of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, The Elves and the Shoemaker, tracks the fortunes of the shoemaker as his business is in decline. When he has finally only enough leather to make one more pair of shoes in his workshop, a pair of magical elves come to the rescue helping to radically change the shoemaker’s fortunes. This is a beautifully illustrated book where the interconnectedness of the visual and the written text add an extra dimension to the magical features of this well known story.


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Balor : £10.00

(With DVD English and Irish)

When the Firbolgs escape from slavery in Ancient Greece, they make their way back home to Ireland. It is their intention to re-capture their native land. On their heels however, arrive the The Tuatha De Dannan with the same intention and it is not long before the Firbolgs are overcome. No sooner have the Tuatha De Dannan emerged victorious than a great race of underwater phantoms known as the Fomoria lay siege to the island exacting heavy taxes upon the Tuatha. Revolt ensues and in order to stave off the threat of a prophecy, Balor, the evil Fomorian King sends his great army to rout the Tuatha and their chosen chief Lugh. Here begins the greatest battle of all battles!


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Gaiscíoch na Beilte Uaine: £ 10.00

(With DVD English and Irish)

Gaiscíoch na Beilte Uine is a story that sings and celebrates a great hero, a warrior travelling through the anckient wild worlds of East and West. It is a mystical world where courage abounds; where duelling is delighted in for power of its artistry and agility; where enchanted creatures, birds and beasts exist to aid the fearless and the brave.

The only son of a widow, the hero leaves his home in Ireland to seek his fortune. With magical powers of speed and agility he overcomes all obstacles- brave opponents, fearsome giants and wicked sorcerers. Like all heroes he gains his reward, to marry the beautiful princess of the king of the East.


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Rilla Takes Charge: £7.00 (English)

 

Cúraille loves being in charge. Well that’s to say Cúraille loves to talk about being in charge. But when he loses his little brother Bobo, Cúraille becomes very frightened and it is then he understands the true meaning of being in charge.