Graphic of the cover of the book 'Oiread na Fríde' by Jackie Mac Donncha and the text 'Úrscéal nua do dhéagóiri'.
Áine is a widow who was married to Brian and they had two children, Naoise and Aoife. Brian’s mother Peige lives with Áine and the children.

Áine has started a relationship with a new man, Gearóid, and she wants her children to get to know him. He is a tall, good-looking and wealthy man who sells cars for a living, He seems to have everything going for him. But one thing is certain: the family dog, Leo, is less than impressed with him. Not a good sign – according to the kids!

If that weren’t enough, their neighbour Liam also has his sights set on Áine and her family Are the men competing with each other?

When a car hits poor Leo, the questions begin – was it done on purpose?

Áine is feeling guilty about getting into a relationship in the first place and feels as if she is being disloyal to her late husband’s memory. Moreover, this is all happening as the country is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic in the background. OIREAD NA FRÍDE delves into themes of love, responsibility, and coming of age in a rapidly changing world. At its heart are intricate family dynamics, making this captivating story an enthralling read.

JACKIE MAC DONNCHA is a prolific poet and novelist from Cill Chiaráin in Conamara, who has received numerous awards for his work.

His publications include; RÉALTA (RTÉ RnaG, 1996); GAINEAMH SÉIDTE (CIC, 2003); BRÓGA JOHNNY THOMÁIS (CIC, 2013); AILEACH (CIC, 2010) and AN MIANADÓIR (CIC, 2015).

Publisher: Cló Iar-Chonnacht

ISBN: 9781784442439
Number of pages: 88 lch
Price: €10
Cover: Paperback
Target audience: Teenage readers
Genre: General fiction
Publication date: December 2023



Tigh Mholly, Indreabhán, 14 February, 2024.

Cló Iar-Chonnacht, in collaboration with Club Leabhar Chois Fharraige, cordially invite you to join us for an event when Gormfhlaith Ní Thuairisg will launch

Oiread na Fríde

Jackie Mac Donncha

at Tigh Mholly, Indreabhán, Conamara

Wednesday, February 14 at 8:00 pm

Cló Iar-Chonnacht