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Watch out! The Vikings are coming… 3 February 2016

We interviewed the author, Máire Zepf.  You obviously have a great imagination, but how did you come up with the overall concept of the story? I spent many holidays as child staying in my great-aunt Annie's house in Co. Leitrim. It was an eccentric old place, full of dust and magic. Upstairs, there was a strange door that didn't really go anywhere at all - out onto the garden, but at first floor level. I… Continue reading

The best of covers, the worst of covers? 11 January 2016 – Posted in: Uncategorised, News, Competitions

As publishers, we spend most of our time reading and editing texts. But books are physical objects as well as amalgamations of words, and at Cois Life we have always been proud that our books are not just written in Irish, but designed and printed in Ireland and to the highest quality. We like to think our books are beautiful as well as interesting! To make them so, every single element of the book has… Continue reading

Guest blog from Labhrás Ó Finneadha: ‘Íbíotsa’ 23 October 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised, Guest blog

Anois ó tá cnuasach scéalta liom foilsithe, tá agam an deis blag a scríobh fúthu. Tosód le hainm an leabair ‘Íbíotsa’; is traslitriú é a rinne mé féin ar ainm an oileáin Ibiza. Ach más ar an oileán sin a scríobhadh an chéad dréacht de na scéalta agus gur áiteanna ar an oileán sin atá mar shuíomh acu, bhí eithne na scéalta sin ag ritheacht thart i m’intinn le blianta agus na bunsmaointe scríofa i… Continue reading

Coimisiúin ó Fhoras na Gaeilge 7 October 2015

Comhghairdeas le Alex Hijmans, Deaglán de Bréadún agus Michal Boleslav Měchura a fuair coimisiún ó Fhoras na Gaeilge i mbliana. Beidh Alex Hijmans – údar linne mór ráchairte anois – ag tabhairt faoi cnuasach gearrscéalta, Idir dhá thír. Tagann teideal an chnuasaigh ó chruachás na gcarachtar féin, nach bhfuil in áit bhuan ar bith. Tá siad uile ‘idir dhá thír’: ar bord traenach, eitleáin nó báid – nó ina n-aigne féin. Is é an t-idirchultúrachas…

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‘Daideo’ winner of Literacy Association of Ireland Children’s Book Award 30 September 2015

It’s hard to know what to say to Áine Ní Ghlinn's latest achievement – she has won not one, not two, but three awards for her latest book from Cois Life, Daideo! On Thursday 24 September 2015, at the 39th International Conference of the Literacy Association of Ireland in the Marino Institute of Education, Áine’s book Daideo was announced as winner of the LAI Children’s Book Award, 2015. Máirín Wilson, president of the jury who… Continue reading
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