This series of illustrated books is a collaboration between illustrator Fatti Burke and her father John Burke who is a retired history teacher. The ideal project for them to work on, each book features a renowned figure from Irish history.
The first book, published in 2018 tells the story of the infamous Granuaile, Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen from Co. Mayo.
Book no. 2 is about Brian Ború, the warrior from Kilaloe, Co. Clare who grew his army and became King of all of Ireland.
In the third book you can discover the revolutionary Constance Markievicz, the rebel countess who dreamt of Irelands freedom and fought in the Easter Rising in 1916.
The fourth addition features Tom Crean, the great adventurer from Anascaul, Co. Kerry who ran away from home at 15 and joined in some of the worlds greatest expeditions of discovery.
The most recent book in the series we learn all about Mary Robinson, how she became the youngest professor of law in Ireland, her presidency, and her time working for the United Nations. From law to politics, Mary has spent her life fighting for equality, humans rights, and climate justice.
Each book is in hardback format and measures 19.5cm x 25.5cm