Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí

Shortlisted for Gradam Réics Carló 2021

A retelling of an old tale from Irish folklore about the courage that is needed sometimes to tell the truth, regardless of what other people might say or do.

When a child is born to the Queen, she and the king are very anxious: the child has horse’s ears. Will the people of the kingdom accept their son, Labhraí?

Will he be able to keep his unusual secret for his whole life, even when he becomes king?



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Shortlisted for Gradam Réics Carló 2021

In Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí, the story of Labhraí Loingseach from Irish folklore is retold. This is an international tale that has been told and retold across generations and across the world for hundreds and maybe even thousands of years.

In this retelling Bridget Bhreathnach’s words and Shona Shirley Macdonald’s vivid images bring Labhraí’s story to life while setting it in the rich tradition of the Irish popular imagination.




Weight250 g