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We Did It Together!Introducing a children’s book with a difference!

Their lives are turned upside down when a luxury golf course invades their headland. The worms try to negotiate but their efforts are met with insecticide. Our long, wriggly friends have had enough! They decide to take action… 

A story for children and (ssssssh) adults too.”

What The ‘Rich’ Dream Of …

 

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The Old Head of Kinsale – Privatised!

In 1979, a millionaire property developer purchased the Old Head of Kinsale in Cork, Ireland for the measly sum of just €300,000. His dream was to build a luxury golf course on the headland and in 1997 that dream came true. Soon after, access to the traditional walks and wild coastline at the Old Head was restricted to ‘club members’ only. A popular campaign – Free The Old Head – fought back but the developer had the courts and the gardaí on his side. In effect, the headland was annexed for the exclusive use of a small group of wealthy golfers. Today it costs €30,000 per year for membership at the Old Head Golf Links. Alternatively you can pay Green Fees of around €1000 for the dayThink that wrong? So do we! 

 

Rebellion!

 

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We live here too!

 

 

 

The Worms That Saved The World was inspired by the campaign to keep access to the Old Head free and open to all. The story is about a community of rebellious earthworms who fight to save their home when a luxury golf course takes over their headland. Sound familiar?

 

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Solidarity, Direct Action!

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Mutual Aid, Solidarity – It’s Our Best Chance!

 

 

Including thirty-five beautiful illustrations by artist Spark Deeley, The Worms That Saved The World celebrates solidarity, direct action and standing up for your rights. It’s a joyous book featuring ‘mutual aid’, collective struggle and guess what? In the end, the worms win! Here is a story for all the young people in your life and it can even be enjoyed by adults too!

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Get A Copy!

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We did it together!

 

Now distributed in England, Scotland, Wales and across Europe by AK Press!

In Ireland a list of shops stocking The Worms That Saved The World here.

Normally retailing at €10/£10 

If you need more information, send up an email

Written by kfdoyle

May 24, 2017 at 3:46 pm

News about “The Worms That Saved The World”

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Where To Buy The Worms That Saved The World

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To buy online go here

In CorkVibes and Scribes (21 Lavitt’s Quay) and Liam Ruiséal (Oliver Plunkett St.). Also from Rebel County Books (Selected Cork markets). In KinsaleBookstór (8 Main St.). In Carrigaline: Carrigaline Book Shop (Main Street).

In DublinThe Winding Stair Bookshop (Lr. Ormond Quay) 

Now distributed in the UK/ Europe by AK Press!

Further announcements to be made.

What People Have Said About …

“An inspirational story for children … entertaining and beautifully illustrated …”

Pet O’Connell, review in Evening Echo, Cork

“Everyone should get one of these books for children close to them. It is beautiful, refreshingly different with a very important message. I love it! You won’t have come across a book for kids like this….ever. A new trend hopefully.”

Niamh Leonard, artist, Cork

“I got my books in the post today. I love it!!! Will recommend it to all my friends and family.”

Maeve Caraher, Louth

“An inspiring tale that celebrates all that is good about community and solidarity.  Beautifully illustrated with colourful characters that will delight and charm and written in a style that will appeal to children and adults alike, this is a book that should be in every classroom and school library in the country.  Its message that when we support each other we can tackle anything is delivered in a way that will appeal to children, and to the child in all of us.”

Gregor Kerr, primary school teacher, Dublin.

“The mighty, the arrogant and the swaggering brought low by the humble worm — what’s not to like in this charming tale of working together for what’s right and good? Up the worms!”

Theo Dorgan, poet.

News articles about The Worms That Saved The WorldSpark Deeley and Kevin Doyle (2)

Teaching children to stand up for what is right [review by Pet O’Connell, Evening Echo, May 12th]
Educating young bookworms… with a Cork twist [Evening Echo, Cork]
Row Over Old Head Inspires A Children’s Book [Irish Times]
Worms’ tale shows kids how to fight for rights [Liberty, May 2017, SIPTU]

Background Articles

Free Old Head of Kinsale – A Brief History (includes more links)
About “The Worms That Saved The World”
Interview in Look Left

Connect with The Worms That Saved The World

Facebook and Twitter for The Worms That Saved The World
Kevin Doyle
Spark Deeley

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