Everyone knows that beautiful song Cill Chais and those who do not have Irish may well be familiar with Frank O’ Connor’s translation – ‘What shall we do without timber? …’ Seán Ua Cearnaigh has created a stirring, time-travelling novella for teenagers based on the actual historical events surrounding Cill Chais in its hey-day. It was a time of oppression, a time of danger and high adventure – not least smuggling young men out of the country to train as priests abroad. A page-turner! Strikingly illustrated by Bob Ó Cathail.