The Story of Ireland

Brendan O'Brien

An award-winning, spectacular tour of Ireland's history, from the ice age to the present day.

Beautifully illustrated and a great read - essential for every classroom and library and the perfect gift!
Date Published :
July 2020
Publisher :
The O'Brien Press
Contributor(s) :
Cartoon Saloon
Illustration :
400 Illustrations, color; 90 Halftones, color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781788491495
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.85 X 7.75 inches
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Overview
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A new paperback edition of this popular children's book.

We are going on a long mysterious journey to find out what we can about the Island of Ireland…

The Story of Ireland begins ‘After the Ice’ and lasts 9000 years. It tells the story of the whole island and its people. The book’s 27 chapters chronicle the big picture of invasions, wars, Christianity, famine and a divided island, mixed with tales of Celtic head hunters, mysterious stone tombs, the Vikings, the black death, life in castles, the Titanic tragedy, music, mobiles and computers. When it ends a new story is just beginning.

Included in the International Youth Library’s White Ravens 2008 collection and winner of the Irish Children's Book of the Year (Irish Book Awards) 2008.

About The Author
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Brendan O’Brien reported on Northern Ireland as RTÉ’s senior current affairs reporter beginning in 1974, and he made three major documentaries about the IRA. He won many awards for investigative journalism, including European Journalist of the Year 1998 and the Amnesty International Award 2001. Since retiring from RTÉ he has lectured extensively on the Northern Irish conflict and peace process.

He is the author of The Story of Ireland, a children’s book illustrated by Cartoon Saloon; The Long War: The IRA and Sinn Féin; and the revised and updated edition of A Short History of Ireland (by the late Breandán
Ó hEithir). He lives in Wicklow with his family.

Cartoon Saloon is a Kilkenny-based animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. They are best-known for their Academy Award-nominated feature-length animations The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, but have also done a wide range of television programmes and some lovely illustration work for O'Brien Press books.

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