Book launch of new collection by Pádraic Breathnach 17 May 2024 – Posted in: Book launch, Books – Tags:

Book launch of new collection by Pádraic Breathnach

In his first new collection of short stories in nearly two decades, Pádraic Breathnach delves deep into the complexities of human relationships. Whether at their genesis or demise, amidst their construction or destruction, he paints a vivid picture of the intricacies of both healthy and unhealthy connections.

Within this anthology, the trajectory often veers towards darkness: we encounter enraged men, disenchanted women, fretful parents, and thankless offspring. Characters struggle to alter the narrative, attempting to transform darkness into light for others while unaware of the shadows they cast upon themselves. While the themes may evoke a sense of gloom, Breathnach skillfully infuses each narrative with glimmers of hope, allowing the light to permeate through the darkness.



Cló Iar-Chonnacht, Pádraic Breathnach and Roinn na Gaeilge Coláiste Mhuire gan Smál cordially invite you to join us for an event when Dr Laoise Ní Cheallaigh will launch the new collection of short stories

Póg Mo Thóin agus Scéalta Eile 
Pádraic Breathnach 

in MIC Thurles during Comhdháil Roinn na Gaeilge

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on Friday, 24 May ag 3:45 pm.

Pádraic Breathnach 

Pádraic Breathnach, born in Coill Bruachlán, Maigh Cuilinn, Co. Galway in 1942, is renowned for his short story collections like An Pincín agus Scéalta Eile (1996) and Ingne Dearga Dhaideo (2005). In 2014, a selection of his stories was published, curated by Professor Brian Ó Conchubhair. He’s also authored novels such as Deargadaoil i Bád fó Thoinn (2012) and Dialann mo Mháthar (2018). Additionally, Breathnach has written two folklore books: Maigh Cuilinn: a Táisc agus a Tuairisc (1986) and Bróga Páipéar agus Stocaí Bainne Ramhar (2007). He’s a devoted family man, married with children and grandchildren.

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