William Butler Yeats ranks among the greatest literary talents of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Though best-known as the author of poems as timeless and delicately crafted as The Lake Isle of Innisfree and for his unrequited love of Maud Gonne, he exerted a remarkable influence in many other aspects of Irish life: a brother to the artist Jack B. Yeats, he was also a leading light of the Irish Literary Revival, founder of the Abbey Theatre and two-term senator. This volume forms a compact introduction to his life and the events shaped his work.
BORN AND BRED
A Pocket History of Ireland
Encompassing stories of some of Ireland's best known characters as well as key moments in Ireland's past, this pocket history recalls the country's struggles through dark times, its successes, its people and places. The wealth of Irish culture and tradition is described as well as the key events and people that have shaped the country today.
Conor Devine - against all odds
Conor Devine’s life changed forever after sitting in a neurologist’s office for seven minutes in 2007. At twenty-eight years old he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, advised to stop playing his beloved football and told to give up his job. Over the next four years he struggled with every aspect of life as his debilitating symptoms took hold. In 2010 Devine made a decision to fight back against his illness to get his life, body and mind back. He did this through embracing a vigorous exercise campaign along with completely changing his diet and approach to food.
During a goal-setting session at Christmas 2014, the author came up with an Against All Odds campaign comprising a training programme that would see him complete two marathons, two triathlons, a half Ironman and a full Ironman triathlon in twenty weeks. An Ironman is a 2.4 mile swim, an 112-mile bike and a full marathon, and it’s internationally recognised as one of the most severe endurance races on the planet. In this book Conor explains the training programme he adopted, the importance of nutrition and the key ingredients to developing an iron mindset. Wherever you are in your own life right now, there is no doubt that this truly inspirational account will encourage, inspire and motivate you to go on and achieve your goals in life. This is a very personal account of how one man overcame significant adversity to become an Ironman against all odds
ARMCHAIR AND ROCKET
Fairies Don't Exist Book
Kitty just can’t get to sleep. It’s the fairies you see, they’re everywhere. Messing about, playing games, chasing each other, singing songs, dancing and demanding some very unusual sounding snacks. She knows she should be asleep, but what can she do? Dad will have to come and sort the fairies out. If only he’d believe her…
Written by Michael O’Neill, illustrated by Stephen Pierce.
THE ADVENTUROUS VEGAN
The Adventurous Vegan Cook Book
The Adventurous vegan cook book is crammed with over 60 recipes packed with flavour and really simple to follow! All recipes are free from animal products.
Written by Colleen McIvor in Northern Ireland.
Born & Bred
Wild Irish Women Book
From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women.
In times when women were expected to marry and have children, they travelled the world and sought out adventures; in times when women were expected to be seen and not heard, they spoke out in loud voices against oppression; in times when women were expected to have no interest in politics, literature, art, or the world outside the home, they used every creative means available to give expression to their thoughts, ideas and beliefs.
In a series of succinct and often amusing biographies, Marian Broderick tells the life stories of these exceptional Irish women.