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Skye and the Swallows ~ £5.00
Written by Hilary M Bailey
Illustrated by Louis Humphrey
UK 2nd Class: £0.99
Ireland & Europe: TBC
USA & Canada / Australia & New Zealand: TBC
Hilary M Bailey is a newly published author living in, Islandmagee, Northern Ireland. Now semi-retired Hilary works part-time as a Librarian Assistant. “Skye and the Swallows” was written through the simple pleasure of watching her three Springer Spaniels interact in the beautiful countryside near their home. The stories were not meant for publication – just for her own memories of the true-life experiences of Skye Russ and Jazz. The next Skyespringer adventure “Skye Meets the Monster in the Hedge” will be available soon.
Originally Published by Dixon Donaldson 1927.
Re-published by ICDA 2002.
UK 2nd Class: £2.40
Ireland & Europe: £5.22
USA & Canada / Australia & New Zealand: £7.76
This iconic 155 page book was first published in 1927 by much respected school principal and historian Dixon Donaldson. With family permission it was re-published in 2002 by Islandmagee Community Development Association. It portrays a unique insight into life in Islandmagee prior to 1920 including history, traditions, folklore, geology, local residents, trade and industry and the development of churches and schools.
Published by Dr. R.S. Ó Direáin & F. Mc Hugh.
UK 2nd Class: £4.50
Ireland & Europe: £8.82
USA & Canada / Australia & New Zealand: £15.08
Our publication ‘Islandmagee and Templecorran – A Postcard History’ gives an account of the history of south-east Antrim within the context of Irish history. Not only does the book deal with the area from the time of the earliest settlers some 9000 years ago but the second half of this well-illustrated, high quality hard-backed history captures many of the stories of local people. The book also gives us an account of post-famine south-east Antrim, a period when tourism flourished as illustrated by the many contemporary postcard photographs included in this publication.
This rare and beautifully produced history is a bargain at £25.00 plus P&P
Possessed by the Devil: The Real History of
the Islandmagee Witches & Ireland’s Only
Witchcraft Mass Trial
by Dr Andrew Sneddon
Published by History Press.
In 1711, in County Antrim, eight women were put on trial accused of orchestrating the demonic possession of young Mary Dunbar, and the haunting and supernatural murder of a local clergyman’s wife. The witch-finder who did the most to ensure this drama took place in open court was Mayor of Carrickfergus, Edward Clements, an ancestor of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Mary Dunbar was the star witness in this trial, and the women were, by the standards of the time, believable witches – they smoked, they drank, they just did not look right. With echoes of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and the Salem witch-hunt, this is a story of murder, of hysteria, and of how the witch craze that claimed over 40,000 lives in Europe played out on Irish shores. It delves the reader into a world of magic, levitation, demonic haunting, ghosts and miracles, and is the first book dedicated to Ireland’s last witchcraft trial.
Prices are correct at time of publishing but postal charges may be subject to change.