Colmán Ó Raghallaigh
Colmán Ó Raghallaigh is the author of many children's books in Irish and a highly successful series of graphic novels.
An Sclábhaí (2002) was the first graphic novel to be published in Ireland and is a gripping account of the young St Patrick's capture and escape. In May 2002 it won a prestigious Bisto Merit Award and was followed by An Tóraíocht (2003), An Teachtaire (2004) and An Táin (2006).
A compelling tale of love and jealousy where the princess Gráinne elopes with the great warrior Diarmaid. Gráinne's hapless betrothed, the warrior leader Fionn mac Cumhaill vows vengeance, and the couple are relentlessly pursued by Fionn, whose desire for revenge must inevitably lead to tragic consequences. A fast-paced graphic novel, superbly illustrated by Michael McGrath.
A stunning new graphic novel of An Táin, the classic tale of Cúchulainn, Queen Méabh and the cattle-raid for the Brown bull of Cooley. Written by prize-winning author Colmán Ó Raghallaigh, superbly illustrated by Barry Reynolds.
The tragic tale of Deirdre and the sons of Uisneach, one of the classics of Irish literature, skilfully retold in graphic novel format by Colmán Ó Raghallaigh and superbly illustrated by Barry Reynolds and Audrey O’Brien. Tragic and moving, this companion volume to the award-winning, An Táin, captures all the richness of language and relentless excitement of the original Irish tale.
"I see great danger coming… the slave shall return." This is the chilling prediction of Lochrú the Druid to the High King and his courtiers. But if he does return, will the powers of Darkness be able to prevent his mission? Or can he overcome the druids and the old order? This the second part of the epic tale of Patrick, a tale full of action and spine-tingling tension.
Already a best-seller, this is the gripping story of Saint Patrick's youthful days — his capture by Irish raiders, his life as a slave boy in Ireland, and his dramatic escape. The first Irish graphic novel, magnificently illustrated by Tomm Moore. An Sclábhaí won a prestigious Bisto Merit Award in May 2002.