An extract from the Great Irish History Book


From the ancient Celts to the Civil War, discover how Ireland became the country it is today with The Great Irish History Book written by Myles Dungan and illustrated by Alan Dunne.

Kids like you live today are experiencing major world events and history in the making, so it’s always good to look back at how we got to where we are now.

Join RTÉ Historian Myles Dungan as he guides you through the history of our amazing island. Take a historic trip back in time to visit the ancient Celts, board a famine ship or join the 1916 rebels in the GPO. Discover leaders, thinkers and fighters and learn how our ancestors lived and worked in forts, castles and cabins.

To give you a little taste of what’s to come, our friends at Gill Books have shared a part of the book that goes way back in time. All the way back to prehistoric Ireland.

Myles Dungan is a writer and broadcaster for RTÉ, currently presents The History Show
on RTÉ Radio 1 since 2010. He has written several adult history books, including the Irish
Voices from the Great War, How the Irish Won the West and Four Killings. This is his first for

Alan Dunn is an Irish visual artist and author who has created illustrations for comic books,
picture books, postage stamps, museums and heritage projects. Before becoming a
independent artist, he worked as a cartoonist for RTÉ television and currently teaches at the
National School of Art and Design.


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