Fionn And The Fianna

In the second book from Ronan Moore, we meet the teenage Fionn McCumhaill who now leads the legendary Fianna warriors. However, not everything is as it should be. The Fianna are not the force they once were, and they are now facing many threats. There are stories of Fionn’s arch-enemy – Áed ‘Goll’ MacMorna – raising an enemy force overseas, while rumours abound of Fionn’s evil grand-father – the old chief Druid Tadg – raising an army from the Otherworld below.

Accompanied by his loyal Irish wolfhound Conbec and closest friends – Cana, Cnes and Iollan – Fionn and his band of warriors must survive a series of incredible adventures which culminate in an epic final battle where they fight for the future of Ireland.

Inspired by a collection of ancient Irish manuscripts, Fionn and the Fianna is the thrilling tale of Ireland’s most legendary hero – one that breathes life into well-known stories such as ‘The Giant’s Causeway’ and ‘The Enchanted Deer’ as well as introducing us to the magical, mystical world of the Fianna, all reimagined and beautifully illustrated to excite young readers.

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Young Fionn


He is Ireland’s most famous warrior, a legendary figure who has enchanted children for millennia. But, who really was Fionn MacCumhaill? And what was he like when he was a child?

Inspired by an ancient 12th-century manuscript, Ronan Moore brings young Fionn to life in a series of wild adventures, including the well-known myths of the Salmon of Knowledge and the Dragon of Tara.

Cheeky Fionn is on the run from his father’s enemies – who want him dead. Travel with him as he journeys throughout Ireland, outwitting adults, evading capture and training to become the greatest leader Ireland has ever known.

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Young Fionn is an exciting retelling of some of Ireland’s most popular folklore

RTÉ Guide

In this very entertaining origin story, Ronan Moore brings readers through the length and breadth of Ireland, starting his tale with the meeting of Fionn’s parents.

Children’s Books Ireland

Warrior tales of old give modern-day kids a thrill.

Cork Echo

Seamlessly weaves together delightful tales of young Fionn’s exploits’. ‘An entertaining and accessible account of one of Ireland’s legendary figures.

Irish Examiner

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About Ronan Moore

Ronan Moore is the author of the Fionn series of children’s books – ‘Young Fionn’ and ‘Fionn and the Fianna’; as well as the author of the highly-successful humorous ‘Irishology’ trilogy – ‘Irishology’; ‘Irishography’; ‘Irishisms’ all published with Gill Books.

Having spent a number of years volunteering and working overseas in both Asia and Africa, Ronan returned to Ireland where he is a secondary-school English and History teacher whose story-telling is thankfully a lot better than his spelling.

As well as trying to open new worlds to children and help young adults see the world in a different light, he enjoys running both on the road and after his kids. He lives in Meath with his wife Frances and their three children.

The Irishology Series

A book series about what we love about Ireland


Slagging, Junior C Football, Wet Rain and Everything Else We Love About Ireland

From Junior C Football to TCP, Wet Rain to Blessing the car the book is a witty, irreverent and nostalgic guide to things you’ll only see, hear, taste, experience and remember in Ireland. Irishology also provides sound guidance on Irish rites of passage like Cemetery Sundays and Sports Days, and tips for surviving social situations like an Irish Wedding or your first Wake. For anyone who has ever flashed their lights when there’s a speed van ahead, has had a candle lit for them to help with their driving test, goes ‘out-out’ at the weekend, or still remembers the rules of Tip the Can and the taste of HB Ice-Pops, this book is for you.

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Connemara, Croagh Patrick, Coppers and Everywhere Else We Love In Ireland

From Galway, where rainfall is measured not in millimetres but in days, to Limerick, ‘a little like the Keyser Soze of Irish counties, with a name far more notorious than the place ever was’ and of course Fermanagh, which regularly tops the list of Irish counties that people forget when trying to name all 32, Irishography takes us on a cheeky tour of every county in Ireland.

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Blather, Blarney, Blessings and Everything Else We Say In Ireland

Irishisms examines many of the words and phrases that colour our unique version of the English language and attempts to shed light on all the wonderful ways we have to describe levels of insobriety, what we really mean when we say sorry, the difference between a wagon and a weapon and when awful is better than savage!

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