This book is a great introduction to early childhood education in Ireland for students from levels 5 through 9. It contains 30 chapters written by leading academics or experts in the field and is broken down into 4 parts:
(1) Theoretical Underpinnings of Early Childhood Education and Care
(2) Approaches to Early Childhood Education and Care
(3) Pedagogy and Learning
(4) Structures and Issues
If you can want to buy any book as an introduction to the field of ECEC in Ireland this is that book! We highly recommend it.