Westmeath Sports Fans Supported To Read With LEGENDS Book

A new easy to read book features stories from some of Ireland’s greatest ever sporting figures.

Are you are a sports fan who would like to get back into reading? Or maybe you know someone who loves sports, but isn’t a big reader, and doesn’t know how, or where, to start?

There’s nothing like reading about your favourite sports star and hearing about their ups and downs and the journey that has made them who they are. And thanks to the National Adult Literacy Agency, and your friendly local library in County Westmeath, there is a new resource for emerging readers available right now.

‘LEGENDS’ is a new book for emerging adult readers, and consists of extracts from published autobiographies and other first hand accounts from some of Ireland’s finest sportspeople.

Some of those featured include Munster and Ireland rugby legend Keith Earls; Olympic Champion boxer Katie Taylor; Kilkenny hurling great Henry Shefflin; Monaghan boxing hero Barry McGuigan and master of National Hunt horse racing A.P McCoy.

The book is produced in association with NALA, and is complemented by the Legends Matter workbook, a publication designed to help develop and practice reading, writing and spelling through sport.

Libraries across County Westmeath have almost 50 copies of the book available for you to borrow right now, or you can buy it in your local bookshop or online directly from newisland.ie. and NALA.

The cover of ‘LEGENDS’ was designed by Jack Smyth. It’s edited by Patricia Scanlan and published by New Island.

There are also additional resources available here to download and use with the book.

For more information, call into your local library or contact Westmeath library at (044) 9332162 or Email library@westmeathcoco.ie