As Children of Ireland: Original Stories for Ages Eight to Twelve

· Richard Mc Sweeney

About this ebook

An enriching 21st century work of original philosophical fiction ideal for throwing some light on various philosophical concerns of the individual; encouraging group discussion and inviting scholarly exploration.

As Children of Ireland - composed by a nuptial hermit of Éire. From Ireland: a mystical and beautiful isle of the north eastern Atlantic Ocean renowned for its mighty storytellers comes a collection of ten original long stories for children aged 8-12 their parents, grandparents, and their teachers. These are imaginary stories told by an imaginary schoolteacher to imaginary students in an imaginary Irish countryside primary school. Principal, Declan McGrath is highly respected by parents and greatly loved by his students not alone for the way he admirably teaches them but also for the marvellous lively-paced contemporary narratives he shares with them. In his voice is found a lovely natural rhythm and rhyme that is pure music to the ears of his students. Although the stories have a local Irish setting or bearing they are not parochial; far from it for they aspire to and deal with universal themes and concerns in a way that a reader in any part of the world will be able to relate to and enjoy.

The fonts and page numbering in this ebook correspond to the 2016 hardback edition.

About the author

Richard Mc Sweeney: Risteárd Mac Suibhne; Richard of Éire/Ireland is a self-designated Planet Earth philosopher of the natural kind; a self-originator who enjoys expressing his ideas and insights: his philosophical fiction* in a charmingly personal prose-poetic style.

* “Philosophical fiction: fictional literature that enjoys carefree-ly philosophising on anything it so wishes; on anything it so wishes without letting itself be bound by any philosophical system, logic or method.” RMcS

Being made available here in the Google Play Store is an anthology of 16 such works.

Richard has a Masters in Chinese Taoist Philosophy (Lao-Tzu & Chuang-Tzu) from Seoul National University which he gained through the mediums of Korean and Classical Chinese. He was also enrolled in the PhD programme for two years in the same department at SNU. He has a BA in Korean Language & Literature from Kyunggi University in Seoul and a Diploma in Philosophy & Arts from Saint Patrick’s College in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. The latter he gained while being (for six years) a Catholic seminarian for the priesthood with the Missionary Society of St. Columban based in Dalgan Park, Navan, County Meath in Ireland.

He had been an expatriate in the Republic of Korea for thirteen years; in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for three years and a further three in the United Arab Emirates respectively. 

He is happily married to Sung-ja Lee of Seoul, Republic of Korea. Since 2001 they have been living in Ireland. Their son and daughter are also happily married and have children of their own.

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