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Workmen renovating O’Reilly’s shop
find two bodies under the floorboards. Who put them there? How
long have they been there?
A group of boys from the local secondary school set out to
investigate the matter. They elicit the help of the daughter of
the local undertaker.
Irish language children's story published by An Gúm, 24-27
Sráid Fhreidric Thuaidh, Baile Átha Cliath 1, January 2007
Life for a Life
'What can I do? yelled O'Malachy.
'I can't march on Limerick. It
would take thousands of men to sack King John's castle.
'If Sir John is going to hang
Shane, we can hang this Norman knight here at Drumshee.'
Shane escape from the dungeon before he is hanged?
Why won't Sir
John de Courcy agree to ransom his stepson?
sister, Fidelma, be able to save Hugh, the handsome young Norman
sister, Isabelle, be forced to marry Sir Piers St Leger?
The country is in turmoil - Celtic
Irish on one side, Norman English on the other.
Is there any future for four young
people whose love stretches across this boundary?
Death has been forecast . . .
'Your father will die in the
battle at Dublin,' said the old woman flatly. 'He will die
at a place called Clontarf.
Meanwhile in Drumshee the beautiful
young Nessa prayed for her father, her older brother, Lochlann,
and her beloved Fintan.
did the old woman see in the fire after the Viking had left her?
did Lochlann of Drumshee hear in the banshee's cry?
What deadly fate
did the raven, the bird of the Viking god Odin, forecast?
Who lived and
who died at Clontarf on Good Friday 1014?
I took his body in my arms, and I carried him up to the top of
I laid him in the shallow grave that I had hollowed out of the
then I shovelled the earth over him and hid him forever. I
carried over a heavy flagstone and placed it on the mound. And
with my knife I carved these words. 'Here lies Conan, the
fierce and turbulent.'
was Conan? Why was he called 'fierce and turbulent'? How did
he die? Who buried him?
In the Eighth Century turmoil of
warring tribes, love, jealousy, blackmail and revenge, Conan's
He entangles his foster brother,
Columba, and the beautiful Sorcha in a terrifying adventure that
will change all their lives forever.
At Midnight, by Cora Harrison, published by Mentor books www.mentorbooks.ie
The body arranged upon the altar table was dead; there
was no doubt about that.
The dead man was Cetterick the priest; there was no
doubt about that either.
But who had killed him?
fifth century Ireland, Christianity was new and strange, and
Cetterick, the priest, had been cruel and arrogant and had made
which one of those enemies hated him enough to kill him?
it the unfortunate slave boy?
goldsmith in fear for his life?
wife whom Cetterick had abandoned?
farmer cheated of his land?
what about the beautiful Mara? What was she doing outside the
Once again murder strikes at
Drumshee, and once again Ita and her fellow students at Drumshee
law school set out to solve the mystery.
Strikes Again, by Cora Harrison, published by Mentor books www.mentorbooks.ie
There is great excitement in Castletown
English film company is shooting a film locally.
film producer arrives to hold an audition for the part of a
twelve-year-old girl. There are only eight girls in the sixth
will be chosen?
it be Zara, blonde, blue-eyed, and the most popular girl in the
Ann, also blonde, also blue-eyed, but teased and ignored by the
will it be one of the other six girls?
girl who is chosen is in seventh heaven.
has a wonderful day filming.
on the set thinks she is gorgeous!
after a while things start to go wrong, both in school and at
How will she cope?
Cora Harrison, published by Mentor books www.mentorbooks.ie
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Chronicles, Gorgeous, and Dragonfly Readers are published by
Mentor Books, 43 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin
18, Ireland www.mentorbooks.ie
Drumshee Timeline and Wolf series are published by Wolfhound
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Mad dogs is book 4 of the Chimps series, published by The
Children's Press, an imprint of Anvil Books, 45 Palmerston Road,
Dublin 6, Ireland
Twenty-four worksheets to go with the Drumshee Chronicles
78 worksheets: a set of six worksheets to go with each
Eight worksheets written to provide some help for teachers
in SPHE classes, or in ordinary day-to-day classroom situations, who wish
to discuss aspects of bullying and teasing.
Two Sets of Worksheets: written to be of help to teachers
in dealing with bullying
20 Worksheets for children with a reading age of between
six and seven and a half
10 Worksheets for children of about seven