'Inishowen company creates Kindle
IRISH legends appear in
ebook format on Amazon Kindle for the first time
today with the launch of a book by an Inishowen
company. Inis Publications' first book 'An Donn
Cuailgne' is also available in English as 'The Brown
Bull of Cooley'. This is the first in a series of
children’s story books aimed at bringing Irish myths
and legends back into the classroom. The launch took
place this morning at Gaelscoil Cois Feabhail in
Moville, Co Donegal.
“When my children were younger and taking Irish
language books home from their gaelscoil, I was a
little shocked and disappointed that there was
almost nothing about the Irish legends. When I was
at school, we had the Irish legends in our classroom
readers and I loved them,” said author and director
of Inis Publications, Trish Hegarty
'The Brown Bull of Cooley – An Donn Cuailgne' is the
first book in the series, retelling ancient Irish
myths and legends for a new generation of children,
and is being published in print and digital formats.
The legends are told in a simple story-telling style
by ex-BBC journalist Trish and are beautifully
illustrated by Celtic artist, John Quigley.
The Irish translation
has been done by Daire Ní Laoi, a fluent speaker
from Howth, Co Dublin who is also a naíscoil teacher
and professional translator.
This first book tells the story of Queen Maeve of
Connacht, who sets out to capture The Brown Bull of
Cooley, to prove to her husband that she is the
richest person in Ireland. Trish says it is ideal to
be "read aloud to younger children and as early
readers for 7-10 year olds". It is available in
Irish and English in paperback and e-book formats.
You can order direct from
www.inispublications.com or on request from your
local school book supplier. You can also buy at
Amazon Kindle. For further information, please email
email@example.com or call Trish on 086
1740057 or 0044 7803 077831.