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The Legend of the Irish Castle

The Legend of the Irish Castle by Gertrude Chandler Warner

(Childrens Fiction) - The Aldens travel to Ireland to explore castles. While visiting Duncarraig Castle the children discover a cloaked figure roaming around.
Travels with Gannon & Wyatt, Ireland

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt, Ireland by Patti Wheeler

(Childrens Fiction) - While on vacation in Ireland, Gannon and Wyatt visit medieval castles, climb the Cliffs of Moher, and explore the ancient Newgrange monument. But after Gannon kisses the Blarney Stone their adventure takes a dramatic turn. While volunteering on a farm to connect with their Irish roots, they learn that a deadly blight is wreaking havoc on the Irish farmland. Determined to uncover the true cause, the courageous explorers embark on a secret mission to gather evidence against a ruthless suspect, but soon find themselves running for their lives.
Friend or foe: Which Side are You On?

Friend or foe: Which Side are You On? by Brian Gallagher

(Childrens Fiction) - It's time to choose: friendship, family or loyalty to the cause. When Emer Davey saves her neighbour Jack Madigan from drowning, it seems that they will be friends forever. But eight months later, they find themselves on opposite sides in a life-or-death struggle, as Dublin is torn apart by the Easter Rising. Emer's father is an officer in the Irish Volunteers who believes that armed rebellion is the only way to gain independence from Britain. His daughter has inherited his passion and is determined to help the rebels in any way she can. Jack's dad is a sergeant in the Dublin Metropolitan Police. They share a deep respect for the law and are sure that Home Rule can be achieved through peaceful politics and helping with the war effort. These two young friends find their loyalties challenged as the terrifying reality of war sets in - and the Rising hits closer to home than either could have imagined.
Once Upon a Place

Once Upon a Place by Eoin Colfer, editor

(Childrens Fiction) - Features six new poems by Irish poets alongside 11 new short stories from many of Ireland's leading children's writers, including Roddy Doyle, Derek Landy, and former Laureate na nÓg Siobhàn Parkinson, as well as the first-ever story for children by Academy Award nominee Jim Sheridan, director of My Left Foot and In America
Foods of Ireland

Foods of Ireland by Barbara Sheen

(Childrens Nonfiction) - Explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of Ireland.
Megan's Year: an Irish Traveler's Story

Megan's Year: an Irish Traveler's Story by Gloria Whelan

(Childrens Fiction) - Ten-year-old Megan Brady tells of her family's lifestyle, spending summers traveling in a caravan through the Irish countryside getting work where they can, and winters in Dublin so the children can attend school.