Grab a World Book Day special as NCBI Library presents a new Deadly Irish History Instalment

Graphic which reads Happy World Book Day which includes a library shelf, behind a stack of books and an inset image of hands feeling a Braille book

Thursday 3rd March 2022, NCBI Library is delighted to be able to release a special new book in accessible formats from author and illustrator John Farrelly in celebration of World Book Day 2022. The mind behind the Deadly Irish History series brings us the latest instalment – Fun with the Celts and The Vikings.


Stories from Mr Farrelly’s book include:

  • Who Were the Celts?
  • Inside A Celtic Roundhouse
  • Make A Roundhouse
  • So Who Were the Vikings?
  • And much more


Lina Kouzi, Head of NCBI Library Access Service, said: “We’re thrilled to team up with O’Brien Press and John Farrelly to release Deadly Irish History – Fun with The Celts and The Vikings. It will be available in Braille and accessible online formats through the NCBI Bookshare platform from March 3rd. World Book Day is about encouraging children to enjoy reading which is so important and beneficial for their development. Part of NCBI Library’s mission is to make all books accessible for children, and adults, who are blind or vision impaired so they have an equal opportunity to enjoy the stories that we all know and love and that ethos ties in perfectly with World Book Day.”


In collaboration with O’Brien Press, NCBI Library is offering the new mini book for €1.50/£1/ or for free with World Book Day token.