To mark the revamp of the Seomra Ranga website, and to mark the Return-To-School week, we’ve teamed up again with Poolbeg Press to bring you another great competition. Poolbeg has developed a great set of ten fact book readers based around Irish historical figures. They call the series “In a Nutshell – Heroes” because they tell the story of these famous people for children in a way that is easy to understand and follow.

The series includes the life stories of Pádraig Pearse, Michael Davitt, Countess Markievicz, Michael Collins, Ten Women of the 1916 Rising and others. The video below shows all of the books that are available in the series. Some of the books are also available as Gaeilge. The books are all available to purchase on the Poolbeg Press website. They would be a great addition to your class or school library.

Poolbeg Press has given us two sets of the full ten books in this series and two sets of four of the books as prizes for the competition. To be in with a chance to win one of these four great prizes for yourself or your school, simply fill in the form below with your details and answers to the simple questions. The questions are all based on some of the Irish historical figures which are the focus of these books. All entries for the competition must be in by 5pm Friday September 1st. Only one entry per teacher is permitted. The winner will be selected on Twitter (@seomraranga) after this time.

Please make sure that you give a contact email address that you can be contacted on immediately after the competition as teachers have previously forfeited prizes by not answering their emails promptly! Again, many thanks to the team at Poolbeg Press for generously sponsoring the prizes for this competition. Go n-éirí an t-adh libh!

Disclaimer: The book prizes were provided by the publisher, Poolbeg Pressfree of charge to Seomra Ranga for the purposes of this competition.