The Lad is a collection of religious essays that are written by Irish Catholics, drawn from the life and works of their ancestors.
The Lad provides an historical and intellectual background for the Irish people’s religious beliefs and practices, and the writings and thoughts of Irish writers such as William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens and Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
The collection contains an account of the formation of Ireland’s first religious order, the Bálgigh na Gaeilge, which was established in 1825.
The Lad Bible was written by an Irish Catholic woman and has been widely distributed in Ireland since it was first published in 2000.
It has been translated into 18 languages.