They are the River Gods of Ireland.
For over two hundred years, the magnificent stone heads designed by Edward Smyth have decorated the bridges and principal buildings along the River Liffey.
Now Michael Scott, one of the most exciting writers in the field of Irish folklore, has written the stories of these rivers. Using his considerable narrative powers, he has created twelve magnificent tales telling the stories of the gods, men and creatures that lived in and upon these rivers. The sweep of Irish history is here from the first invasion of Erin to the creation of the mighty Shannon; through the arrival of St Patrick, the events of the Siege of Derry and concluding with the story of Ireland’s capital city through the ages.
Michael Scott is one of Ireland’s foremost writers. A prolific author, with several international bestsellers to his credit, he is an authority on Irish folklore and is acknowledged to have made an unparalleled contribution Irish children’s literature. Michael is a trustee of the Irish Children’s Book Trust and was appointed Writer-in-Residence to the Dublin Public Libraries for Dublin’s year as European City of culture.
“Michael Scott’s exciting and evocative River Gods…is skilfully and lyrically done.”