We are very excited for our upcoming Autumn 2018 books, especially Lighthouses of Ireland, An Illustrated Guide to the Sentinels that Guard our Coastline from Roger O'Reilly!
Since ancient times, long before GPS, radio transmission or radar, lighthouses have served as beacons helping ships to navigate Ireland’s sometimes treacherous waters. Today, despite technological advances, these coastal icons continue to serve as crucial navigational aids for the maritime traffic of our island nation, from the smallest leisure crafts to cargo ships and trawlers. By day, they mark the way with their instantly recognisable appearances; at night, by the character of their signals.
As well as representing a unique part of our maritime history and built heritage, lighthouses are a powerful symbol of strength and resilience in times of darkness. This evokes an irresistible fascination with them in many people. Artist Roger O’Reilly grew up near the Boyne Estuary lighthouse in County Meath and ever since has associated a sense of peace and reassurance with the warm glow of lighthouse beacons. Gathered in this extraordinary collection, each beloved landmark is accompanied by a wealth of practical and insightful information. This spectacularly illustrated celebration of these architectural gems will be treasured by anyone who finds comfort, intrigue or excitement in the glimmer of a lighthouse through the darkness.
To celebrate the publication of this beautiful book we are delighted to offer anyone who pre-orders the book the chance to be entered into a draw to win one of Roger's fantastic lighthouse prints! You will be able to choose from a selection of 6 lighthouses and postage to anywhere in Ireland is included. All you have to do is pre-order the book here and you will be entered into the draw! Publication date is 24 September so the deadline for entries is Friday 21 September - get pre-ordering!