I would like to extend the biggest, warmest THANK YOU to the magnificent people from around the globe who translated all our animal facts into so many beautiful languages.
A little butterfly flapped her wings on the tree and a storm of goodwill has followed. I am honoured to include so many people’s efforts into this little project.
Adam Franke: Our clever, young book critic.
Adeen Linnane: Our magical window dresser who will recreate The Tree by the Sea in the windows of our two shops this Christmas.
Aidan from iGuide Mobile Application: Aidan generously donated our App. We know we stretched him beyond breaking point – sorry about that Aidan!
Ambassador Eoin O’Leary, Ambassador Therese Healy, and Ambassador Ronan Gargan: Their interest and support was wonderful.
Amy Creighton and Jodi Trehy: Their donation of talent, love and typewriter noises weaved its own magic. We will try to get your audio version across the world, as Amy suggested.
Anne Bruen: Anne allowed us to use her beautiful photos of the real tree.
Baldoyle Print: John, was just brilliant to deal with.
ChildVision: Derval Healy such a pleasure to work with and to understand the reading world of visually impaired children.
Damien O’Connor: I need to find something else now to email you about, possibly the next book! And thanks for the heads up that there was no Cabra on the map!
Ellen Nagle: The perfect schoolteacher to advise me on my text.
Fearghas MacLochlainn, Roisin Ni Cheallachain, Fil agus Mairtin O’Dubhghaill: I am in awe of the kindness and talent that comes from Connemara whenever we need anything.
Keith McDonnell: Extreme Ireland’s wise owl.
Kevin Hughes: So creative and so easy to work with. No wonder Willomena Webster is always talking about you!
Leslie Moore from Dublin City Council: The support is much appreciated.
Lorraine Bull and Dean Eaton of Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership: They kept us on our toes, and who knew that there were lizards on Bull Island!
Mary Kennedy: Always a rock, always so generous with her time and words for our work. A very special person to have launching my book.
Proinsias Mac an Bheatha: Who allowed us to use his lovely photos.
SuperValu: The sponsor who brought The Tree by The Sea to life.
Afghan (Dari) – M Haroon SAFI
Chinese – Chen Dandan
Cyrillic Serbian – Nikoleta Novak
Dutch – Micheil Hoefsmit
Egyptian Arabic – Kim Al Fayed and his Dad Monnie
Filipino – Eduardo Rubi
French – Sabine Poyer
German – Shane Brady
Hungarian – Bernadett Szabo
Irish – Roisin Ni Cheallachain
Italian – Giovanni Mecca
Maori – Val Carter and Te Kauri
Polish – Anna Solowska
Portuguese – Vanessa Leone
Russian – Egor Zubets
Spanish – Rosa Guzman
Swahili – Elaine Bannon
Swedish – Vincent & Bitten Browne
Ukrainian – Natalia Sindhu
Vietnamese – Victor Vladovich (who facilitated the translation)