Captain Cuellar’s Adventures in Connaught and Ulster, A.D. 1588
By Francisco de Cuellar, Hugh Allingham, Robert Crawford
Our latest publication, this is an extraordinarily account of the survival of the Armada Captain, Francisco De Cúellar, shipwrecked off the Sligo coast. He faced a series of horrors ashore and eventually found refuge among the clans O’Rourke and McClancys before escaping to Scotland. It gives a rare glimpse into the ravaged state of a doomed Gaelic world.
Read the history of this most ancient Irish fair. From its origins in pagan Ireland to its present day hussle and bustle.
The launch will take place in Harbour Gallery, Ballycastle, 12 July at 7.00 p.m. To be followed by an evening of music and craic in the House of McDonnall's.
SPREAD THE WORD
A Book of Dublin
Browsing through the pages of this book we are taken back to the Dublin of ‘the rare auld times’, before, in Pete St. John’s words, ‘the great unyielding concrete’ had made a city of his town. The publication is enlivened with subtle and evocative illustrations and the wide range of advertisements give us a flavour of the lifestyle and customs of real Dublin of the 1930s.