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Molly on the March

By Anna Carey - Published 2018

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Dublin, 1912. Mollie Carberry, age fourteen, is a secret suffragette and longs to do something serious for the cause. The imminent arrival of Prime ...Read Review

Pawns

By Brian Gallagher - Published 2017

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Balbriggan, Ireland, 1919. The First World War is over, but the increasingly violent demands for Irish independence are threatening to precipitate war with the ...Read Review

The Making of Mollie

By Anna Carey - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

I was immediately drawn into this story by the easy tone of 14-year-old Mollie writing to her friend at boarding school. The book ...Read Review

Magical Celtic Tales

By Fergal O’Connor (illus.) - By Una Leavy - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasyShort Stories

I’ve always loved folk tales, especially ones from our Celtic past. Una Leavy’s nine tales come from Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle ...Read Review

Kings of the Boyne

By Nicola Pierce - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMilitary

I have to confess that before reading this story I knew nothing of the events it re-tells—but I decided to leave things ...Read Review

Arrivals

By Brian Gallagher - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young AdultTime-slip

This is a very special time-slip story, dealing with youthful class and racial tensions. Ciara, a young Irish-Canadian girl, discovers her family history ...Read Review

Rugby Flyer

By Gerard Siggins - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Fourteen-year-old Rugby-mad Eoin Madden, a loyal Munster lad, is part-thrilled, part-horrified to be offered a weekend Youth Academy Induction Course by Munster rivals, ...Read Review

Friend or Foe: 1916: Which Side Are You On?

By Brian Gallagher - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This is a fast moving, exciting, and informative historical novel for twelve- to fourteen-year-olds. The Irish Question is difficult for the rest of ...Read Review

Behind the Walls

By Nicola Pierce - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This novel tells the story of the siege of Derry in 1688, at the time of the accession of a Catholic monarch, James II, ...Read Review

Rugby Rebel

By Gerard Siggins - Published 2015

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Thirteen-year-old, rugby-mad Eoin Madden returns to Castlerock boarding school in Dublin to start the new school year. He meets with old friends and ...Read Review