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Guest blog (in Irish) from Tony Candon: Review of Lá leis na Lochlannaigh 8 June 2016

Scéal do pháistí faoi eachtraí thriúr pháiste atá againn sa leabhar gearr seo le Máire Zepf. Seo an dara leabhar a scríobh Máire do leanaí faoí eachtraí Bhrídín agus Chormaic. Sa leabhar seo, téann an bheirt, pháistí ón lá inniu, trí dhoras draíochta go mBaile Átha Cliath (nó Duibhlinn, mar a tugtar air) i ré na Lochlannach, áit a mbuaileann siad le cailín óg darb ainm Bjarki. Cailín báire í Bjarki a bhíonn ag troid…

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Éagóir launched in the Courthouse 20 May 2016

Last night saw the launch of Seán Ó Cuirreáin’s new book, Éagóir: Maolra Seoighe agus dúnmharaithe Mhám Trasna, which took place in Green Street Court House in Dublin City; the same court where the trial of the Maamtrasna Murders took place over one-hundred and thirty years ago. The Court has remained much the same since then, and it was a fitting venue for the evening’s events. The book itself is an account of an historical… Continue reading

Katie Ní Loingsigh discusses the new edition of Séanna, some hundred years after its original publication 25 February 2016 – Posted in: Uncategorised

Katie Ní Loingsigh (Research editorial assistant, Fiontar) shares some thoughts on Séanna's story, on the occasion of Caoilfhionn Nic Pháidín's new edition, some hundred years after its first publication. ‘Bíodh ina mhargadh,’ arsa Séanna. ‘Gan teip?’ arsa an Fear Dubh. ‘Gan teip,’ arsa Séanna. ‘Dar bhrí na mionn?’ arsa an Fear Dubh. ‘Dar bhrí na mionn,’ arsa Séanna. What lies in store for someone who strikes a deal with the devil? This new modernised edition… Continue reading

Goodness Gracious Granny! 17 February 2016

Last week we had a great chat with one of our youngest and newest authors, Máire Zepf. This week, it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to find out how a more experienced writer goes about her work – we welcomed in Áine Ní Ghlinn.  She discussed her other titles: Daideo, Tromluí and many other books when she came by to record her most recent book, Hata Zú Mhamó. It's quite the adventure story, as Mamó (Granny) escapes from the nursing… Continue reading

An Colm Bán – New novel by Liam Ó Muirthile 14 February 2016

Saothar neamghghnách é seo a nascann gnéithe de scéal na hÉireann le mórscéal Mhór-Roinn na hEorpa. Scéal Nora Buckley, searbhónta as Iarthar Chorcaí, a théann ag rince ar stáitse na Folies Bergère i bPáras san blianta tar éis an Chéad Chogaidh Mhóir, agus ina theannta sin, údar ar thóir scéal Nóra i bPáras na haimsire seo. Mar fhile, iriseoir, drámadóir agus úrscéalaí, tá Liam Ó Muirthile tar éis forbairt ar bhonn leanúnach ó tháinig sé faoi bhráid an…

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