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History’s Biggest Mysteries (as Gaeilge)

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Full title: Mistéiri Móra

Creator / Author: Séamas Ó Maitiú

Item Type / Page count: Book / 79pp

When Published: 1990 (reprinted in 1993)

Publisher / Place of Publication: AN GÚM / 44 O’Connell Upper, Dublin 1.

About: A children’s book written in the Irish language. It gives brief accounts (2-3 pages) of some of the biggest mysteries and wonders throughout history. The topics include Tutankhamun’s Curse, the Marie Celeste, Jack the Ripper, UFOs as well as subjects from Irish history and mythology. A book that will excite the imagination of young readers, it is aimed at learners of the Irish Language and includes translations of the more difficult words.

ID number(s): 1857910753

Chapters: Mallacht Thútancamóin – Í Bhreasai – Atlantas?  – El Dorado – Long Mhaol – An Chosmhuintir! – Cérbh é Jack the Ripper? – Cás Bhríd Ní Mhurchú – Comhtharlú nó …? — An Marie Celeste — I gcoim na hoíche – Triantán an Diabhail – Fear na gCrúb? – A Shagairt, a Rún! – An Bhean Chaointe – Cathlán chun Siúil – Sloc an Airgid – Seomraí Siúil – Ollphéisteanna Móra Gránna – Cuairteoirí Chugainn?

WW Connection #1: The author is a resident of West Wicklow.

Extra #1: Each chapter includes a colour illustration by Peter Haigh.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.


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2 thoughts on “History’s Biggest Mysteries (as Gaeilge)

  1. Anne Burgess on said:

    Thank you for this.

    Would it be possible for me to buy a copy of Aiden Cruise’s Quaker Burial Ground at Baltyboys? Please?

    Anne Burgess

    Ottawa, Canada

  2. Dear Anne,

    Thank you for your message.

    Firstly can we say that we do not sell anything. Rather, we just list items of West Wicklow interest.

    The item to which you refer is a short article of two and a half pages written, not by Aidan Cruise, but by Maureen McCaw which was published in the Journal of Blessington-Lakeside Heritage Group in 2013.

    Options for purchasing that issue of the journal are:


    Alternatively contact:



    Best regards,
    West Wicklow Bookshelf

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