Johnny Magory Green Friday at the Woodland Retreat

Johnny Magory goes Green this Black Friday as part of our ‘Turning Black Friday Green’ campaign! The team here at Johnny Magory will be planting native Irish trees at the Woodland Retreat, Co. Kildare for every single order placed on our website up to Monday 29th November 2021!

Emma-Jane wants to give back and say thanks to nature for giving her inspiration for her stories. This is why it is no secret that the team are obsessed with trees.

For the week of Black Friday we also have many amazing deals coming up this Monday, November 22nd. Use the code “GREENFRIDAY” for 20% off site wide. Get our newest book ‘Johnny Magory Oíche Nollag Adventure’ FREE when you purchase our explorer box. *These deals will run until Monday November 29th 2021*

Sustainable and Guaranteed Irish

Our books are as eco-friendly as they come! Instead of using standard matt lamination (made of plastic) on our books, we print here in Ireland with Bioglaze. Meaning our books are not only 100% sustainable sourced and 100% biodegradable & recyclable, but they are also 100% Guaranteed Irish. We print our books with KPS Colour Print in Mayo, and are one of the first publishers in Ireland to both print here (most are in printed in Eastern Europe or China) AND use Bioglaze or uncoated paper to ensure they are friendly to the planet!☺️

We are proud members of Guaranteed Irish (, as printed on the back of all our products! Sustainability is a huge factor when it comes to our products, we want to produce the best quality products we can while also staying 100% sustainable and 100% Guaranteed Irish.

For every order placed on our website we donate 2% of all book proceeds to the Children’s Health Foundation, Crumlin to enable little patients to have the best possible outcomes! In 2020 we donated over €5000 to the charity. 

Woodland Retreat April 2022

We will be planting the trees at the Woodland Retreat here in Kildare, which will be launching in April 2022. This is something Emma-Jane has been working on for so long and is so excited to finally start discussing it with you all!

Emma-Janes family moved to Ballynafagh in 1995 buying land on both sides of Ballynafagh Lake. Her family planted the Woodland Retreat in 1998. During 2021 the family worked to create spaces around the Woodland for workshops and walking trails. Ballynafagh Lake is a European Special Area of Conservation and is an area of natural beauty providing a luscious home for wildlife and a peaceful haven for humans. It also provides one of most stunning sunsets in Ireland.

Emma-Jane has planned for many workshops and yoga & meditation retreats to be held here during the following years.

In 2017, the 3rd National Forest Inventory (NFI) estimated the area of forest to be 770,020 hectares or 11% of the land area. Of the total forest area, 687,525 ha or 89.3% comprises areas occupied by trees or potentially occupied by trees, while permanently unstocked open area within the forest (roads, ridelines, powerlines, etc.) comprises 82,496 ha or 10.7%!

Not only do native trees provide nutrients to the forest as they decompose, they also provide places where animals live. Tree cavities are important nesting sites for birds and mammals.