The Leabhar Breac on-line shop is open as usual to send book parcels out to our readers by post and by courier.

The final book in the Lúcás Ó Briain trilogy (An Litir). The Atlantic port of Galway 1612, Lucás, a young student and a gifted swordsman, is entrusted by a shady Jesuit priest with an important letter to be delivered into the hands of Aodh Mór Ó Néill, Earl of Tyrone (leader of the Irish chieftains in Rome seeking the help of Philip of Spain to retake Ireland from the English). Lúcás's mission will take him on a perilous journey across Europe. Following hot on his heels, in the narrow streets of the city, is the enemy's most devious and brutal spy - with orders to stop him, at all costs.

More
Jim Hawkins comes upon a map of an island where a secret treasure is hidden. Along with the Doctor and Trelawney, Jim goes to sea in search of the treasure — but a mean bunch of pirates are already searching for the same treasure. In simple Irish, and with wonderful artwork, this powerful story is introduced to the young reader. This is a book that will awaken the childs’s imagination.

More
Luisne is a young fairy who lives in the fairy fort of Lios Lurgain in the World of the Sí. As she learns about the World of the Sí and the World of People, she has many adventures with her friends. Luisne and Deirdre have been invited by their Aunt Gormlaith to spend Christmas in the 'World Above' amongst the People. 'Please don't use your Fairy Tricks here,' Gormalith warned them. 'We musn't attract attention to ourselves. But when the neighbour's girls begin to bully the two fairies, they find it very hard not to teach them a good lesson!

More
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, is one of the world’s best-known books. First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

Duan na Nollag was translated by the famous lexicographer Patrick Dineen, and edited and adapted for young readers by Maitiú Ó Coimín.

More
The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Gráinne is one of the greatest Irish prose narratives. A tale from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology, it concerns a love triangle between the great warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill, the beautiful princess Gráinne, and her paramour Diarmuid ua Duibhne. This text, edited by Nessa Ní Shéaghdha, is considered as the authorative version of the tale.

More
'Book of the Year 2019'
A retelling of the 14th century satirical tale Tromhdhámh Guaire. Feargal Ó Béarra’s new modern edition recounts the prolongued visit of the ‘burdensome band of bards’ on King Guaire, and its comic consequences — not to mention the ‘finding’ of the then long-lost tale ‘Táin Bó Cuailnge’. A story to savour and to delight in. Feargal Ó Béarra’s new modern edition recounts the prolongued visit of the ‘burdensome band of bards’ on King Guaire, and its comic consequences — not to mention the ‘finding’ of the then long-lost tale ‘Táin Bó Cuailnge’. A story to savour and to delight in.

A book to be relished by those who have no great love for our rhymers, past or present!

More
Conaire Mór is a lively and highly-readable retelling of the Old-Irish epic Togail Bruidne Da Derga — a story that begins with the crowning of Conaire and ends with his brutal slaying on the banks of the Dodder. All the wonders of ancient literature are found in this book, from Conaire’s  warrior feats to his ascension to the throne and to the prophesy of doom that cannot be evaded. This is a story that hasn’t been told in a thousand years, but now, Conaire Mór reigns again. The author, Diarmuid Johnson, is a poet.

More
Fonn A Níos Fiach is a novella, based on a folk tale from Dúiche Sheoigheach. This is a tense, emotive telling, with the sense of wilderness throughout. It would remind you of 'The Old Man and thr Sea' by Hemingway, but in this case it was hunger and the famine, and not heroism, that drove this man to hunt.

More
Jeaic has created a new chemical potion. It can make you invisible! Jeaic give Lúlú the potion and Lulu can slip into the house without being seen. But when poor Mamaí trips over Jeaic she thinks there is a ghost in the house. Poor Mamaí is frightened out of her wits.

More