This month: we introduce you to Lambie and we give you the details of several exciting new titles just added to our website. Jump in!

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Magnificent May's Newsletter


This month is a time of new arrivals here at Laurel Cottage and in this newsletter, we'd like to introduce you to some of them. Star of the show is undoubtedly Lambie (imaginative, huh?*) who came to us just a few days old, but who seems to have settled in rather well.

We've also been adding a few new products to our website: a number of titles which we are confident will add a spring to your step, and all of which have a Northern Ireland flavour but which will be of interest to anyone who wants to know what makes our wee country. Read on for more information on each book, and to get further details just click on each link to be taken to the product's page. More titles are being added each day, so please feel free to come and have a browse over on Cottage Publications.

We're also delighted to have added the prints from Armagh, City of Light and Learning by Joe Hynes to the site. For anyone who has more than a passing interest in the Orchard County, we think you'll find these prints evocative of this historical county. Read on for more details.

As usual, we're always more than happy to hear from you, so if you want to get in touch, all our details can be found below. See you next month!

*See below if you reckon you've got a better name for our new arrival...

Battles, Boats and Bones imageBattles, Boats and Bones

Archaeological discoveries in Northern Ireland 1987-2008. How did our ancestors build their homes? What weapons did they use? What religious rituals did they follow? What did they eat? How did technology develop over the centuries? You can get more details here >>>

Tomb Travel imageTomb Travel

Northern Ireland's megalithic tombs rank among our most ancient monuments - many dating back almost 6,000 years into our past. You can discover more about them here >>>

Carrickferguc imageCarrickfergus

The story of the Castle and the Walled Town. Discover more about one of Ulster's most historic towns here >>>


Between Rocks and Hard Places imageBetween Rocks and Hard Places

Between Rocks and Hard Places traces the origins of Northern Ireland's rocks to distant places before they came together in the Emerald Isle. Sections headed 'Did you know' explain some of the natural wonders like Sligo's coral reefs, the Marble Arch Caves and the equivalent of Death Valley in County Down. Illustrated lavishly with full colour photographs throughout, this book is a superb guide to the landscape of Northern Ireland. You can find more details here >>>

Guide to Historic Monuments imageA Guide to the Historic Monuments of Northern Ireland

Includes information on well-known sites such as Carrickfergus Castle, Dunluce Castle, Devenish Monastic Site and Navan Fort, as well as information about many lesser-known monuments. See more details here >>>



Armagh prints imagePrints from Armagh, City of Light and Learning

Not before time, we are delighted to have added the prints by Joe Hynes from our Armagh, City of Light and Learning book. Covering not only the city of Armagh itself, but also nearby Richhill, Hamiltonsbawn, Markethill, Killylea and Kilmore, these prints come mounted and ready to frame. Each print is signed by Joe Hynes, measures 14in x 11in including the mount and is priced at £15. Bargain! Just click on the image or title to see all the prints from Joe Hynes.
Lambie the Lamb

Name Our Lamb


Just for fun with nothing to be won, but if you think you've got a better name than our more than original Lambie, let us know - who knows, we might just even use it!

Tweet us @CottagePubs or email us at Name That Lamb!
Ivan feeds Lambie

The glamourous life of a best selling author...


Author of Ballydoonan Days: Hesitant Hearts and the Wrestling of Goats author Ivan McKeown popped by to say hello just as a brand new Lambie was ready for her next meal, so Ivan stepped in to help. Whoever thought it was all red carpet and champagne for authors?!



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