We are delighted to tell you that our new book Why the moon travels by Oein DeBhairduin will be launched online by award winning author Deirdre Sullivan on Tuesday 22nd of September at 7pm IST. We are partnering with the Irish Arts Center in New York for this special occasion.

Why the moon travels is a collection of haunting tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community. Collected by Oein DeBhairduin throughout his childhood, retold in his lyrical style, and beautifully illustrated by Leanne McDonagh.

Please do join us to celebrate. The event is free, and you can book your ticket/s here.

The book is available from shop.

Here is what some of the reviewers are saying about the book:

 A truly important book. Manages somehow to embody in the same breath the dazzling philosophy of the Pavee and the powerful poetry in their stories. Oein DeBhairduin’s lovely introductions are passionate and beautifully written in their own right, and his versions of these vivid stories are extraordinary and deeply affecting. The whole enterprise is both personal and universal, and also marks the debut of a true writer. Sebastian Barry

The human world and the natural world, myth, folkore, kindness and cruelty combine in DeBhairduin’s skilful and vivid collection, and the reader is left with a deep sense of the power of story, and of love in the life of a child. Deirdre Sullivan

Many of the old tales have slipped from the campfire circle to sleep forever with the tellers. Here then, is a rare collection of original gems, nourished and nurtured from the pen of a Mincéir. Jess Smith