Books and Writing by Gabriel Woods
Author Gabriel Woods

Gabriel Woods is an author and life coach living in Ireland. He has published The Golden Age Dawns, his debut novel, which is a science fiction paranormal adventure novel. He has also written an e-book Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers the call for Ireland's Freedom. It has been such a popular book. He wrote a second edition paperback book A Memoir of the Easter Rising Events 1916-2016.He has obtained a degree in psychology and a Masters in aid-work management from University College Dublin. He has traveled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He has also explored sacred places of aboriginal culture. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He has learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there. He has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has traveled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. He has returned to Ireland. He has worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. Gabriel Woods has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has traveled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel. Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. He lives in a village near the banks of The Royal Canal.

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Cúchulainn
Cúchulainn

Cúchulainn was an Irish folklore hero. He was born to human parents but his true father was Lugh, the Celtic Sun God who sent him to Ireland. His original name was Setanta but when he was a boy he killed the king's guard dog. The hero was charged with defending his king and his knights against powerful druids and a powerful and cunning enemy Queen Meave. The king named him Cúchulainn as the dog's name was Hound of Cúchulainn. He was known for killing his enemies singlehandedly sometimes up to a hundred warriors in battle at a time. Being the son of the Celtic Sun God he battled against the power of druids fearlessly and was victorious over them. Queen Meave was one of his most formidable enemies. They clashed frequently. Over time  Cúchulainn had killed her maids, her pets  and any living thing dear to her until they clashed in one last battle. Queen Meave had amassed a huge army from the four corners of Ireland along with the most powerful druids. Cúchulainn lost and died tied to a rock. A raven landed on his shoulder signifying that he was truly dead. Only when the raven landed on Cúchulainn's shoulder did his enemies approach him as they were terrified of his strength. Queen Meave was happy to be victorious but mourned the death of the warrior hero who she secretly admired for his bravery and skill in battle.

There are many comparisons in the details of the stories of Cúchulainn to Jesus. Cúchulainn was the son of the Celtic Sun God. He was born to two earthly parents. He sacrificed himself for his people. Instead of dying on a cross he died tied to a rock. He fought for what he thought was right and just. Cúchulainn was the hero in Irish folklore that influenced the leader of the Easter Rising 1916 Patrick Pearse. It is said that as Patrick defended himself and his men in the General Post Office in Dublin during the Easter Rising 1916 he thought of this warrior hero and his battles. When it became clear to Patrick that he was facing certain death as he walked along the stone steps into the backyard of Kilmainham gaol to be executed he thought of this warrior hero. He had faced impossible odds against the English empire and fought for the freedom of Ireland. He did what he knew was right. 

In the General Post Office in Dublin, Ireland, there is a bronze statue of a man with a raven on his shoulder. It is a statue of Cúchulainn . The GPO was also where Patrick Pearse fought against the English empire. A century later people read of his bravery and he is immortalized today in memory by those who admire his deeds just as stories are still told about Cúchulainn.

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Easter Rising 1916: A Family Answers The Call For Ireland's Freedom. A Memoir of The Easter Rising Events 1916 - 2016
Easter Rising 1916

Irish men and women joined the Easter Rising on April 14 1916. They did so for Irish independence and freedom from British rule. The Easter Rising began when the Proclamation was read by Patrick Pearse outside the GPO. He declared Ireland's right for independence and equality for all her people. The original e-book featured below that is included in this book was so popular that it was updated to include the ceremonies of 2016.This is the paperback edition which has a broader scope. It is very different from most other books about the Easter Rising because Ireland in 2016 is included and an intriguing link is made between modern Ireland and 1916. There are also images of Dublin and Irish people from that era. The book spans 100 years from 1916 to our time of 2016 and includes the ceremonies in Ireland which commemorated the Easter Rising. The office of the President of Ireland Áras an Uachtaráin have selected images of President Michael D. Higgins and his role in the ceremonies with an inspiring speech to the relatives of the rebels that took part in the Rising. The Patrick Pearse Museum in Ireland has selected images included in this book. These are rare images that are direct copies of original documents from the Patrick Pearse Museum that were written by the leaders of the Rising including poetry from a prominent artist of the time who is said to be the most important artistic revolutionary of the Celtic Revival. These documents reveal intriguing insights into these brave and unique men and women that took part in the Rising. Those who are interested in 1916 will love this book and also people interested in Irish art and culture in general would find this book fascinating. This book has an attractive appearance and includes poetry from the famous poets of 1916 with stunning images of theera. This paperback second edition of the popular e-book Easter Rising 1916 is both a moving exploration of 1916 and a celebration of art and culture in Ireland 1916 - 2016.

Available in Createspace e-store and Amazon. This edition has already become a very popular book for wholesale library purchase.

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Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland's Freedom
Easter Rising 1916

This is the original published story. This e-book has achieved very high rankings in Amazon and Nielson Records.

It is a sunny Easter Monday. Paul, a doctor, is strolling toward The GPO. Mary, a cleaner in The Gresham, has finished her shift and is walking down O'Connell Street, beginning her journey home. Coming from very different backgrounds their lives become joined as the events of the Easter Rising 1916 begin to unfold at the General Post Office. Paul and Mary witness their beloved city of Dublin torn apart during a week of rebellion, the devastation of Dublin city and the deaths that followed.

Irish men and women joined the Easter Rising on April 14, 1916. They did so for in an epic struggle for Irish independence and freedom from British rule.

The Easter Rising began when the Proclamation was read by Patrick Pearse outside the GPO. He declared Ireland's right for independence and equality for all her people. The Rising ended with the executions of the leaders and 90 other rebels. More than 3,430 men and 79 women were arrested across Ireland. It is an epic story of the fight for independence by Irish rebels, a few hundred men and women who fought against thousands of soldiers and the full military might of the British Empire.

This book on the Rising is different to most other books about the Rising because it is not an academic history book. It is a well-researched book and the details of the events are true but fictitious characters are added so that the author tells a story not a history lesson. This approach has made this book popular for all age groups. Fictitious characters are added such as Mary with paranormal powers and characters that take part in the real Rising events side by side with the real life leaders and rebels to make the story truly come alive and draw the reader into the battles of Easter week.

A true story is also included of a family who were involved in the peril of the Rising and a saga of the devastating consequences and irrevocable repercussions for the family members.

The author Gabriel Woods has researched the occurrences of Easter Week 1916 from various sources.

This book is exciting, full of suspense and action. A thrilling story in general for people who like an entertaining narrative as well as those who are interested in the time of 1916. Easter week 1916 was a time of violence and death as the people of Dublin and Ireland were thrown into disarray and fear. This book takes you on an informative, dramatic and gripping journey through the events of the Easter Rising 1916.

Available in Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iBooks (available in 51 countries), Kobo, Scibed, Oyster, Yuzo, Blio and Inktera.

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The Golden Age Dawns
The Golden Age Dawns

Colin is a young man from Ireland, who travels with his friends to escape his poverty stricken world in recession Ireland. He discovers he has to face terrifying events he never imagined. Colin encounters situations of social unrest and circumstances that threatens to devastate the well-being of him and his Irish companions that test his mental and physical strength. Colin, Jeremy and Patrick become involved with immortal beings the Protectors who fight against an alien race that plans to plunder the Earth and eliminate mankind.

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