Publisher Mercier Press
An Island Christmas – Nollaig Oileánach
The English language edition of Nollaig Oileánach – memoir by Micheál Ó Conghaile of Christmas growing up on Inis Treabhair in Conamara. Translated to English by Mícheál Ó hAodha
In An Island Christmas – Nollaig Oileánach celebrated Irish author Micheál Ó Conghaile takes readers on a heartfelt journey through his childhood memories of Christmas on the now-abandoned Inis Treabhair off the coast of Conamara.
An Island Christmas – Nollaig Oileánach transcends the holiday season, weaving together tales of the simple joys of Christmas on the island with the broader tapestry of childhood memories, friendships and the cherished personalities of the island community. Ó Conghaile reminisces about the unique traditions and customs of his island upbringing in the 1960s and 70s in this captivating memoir. Delving into the island’s social history he paints a vivid picture of family life in an intimate portrait of island culture and a pre-electric era that will captivate readers of all ages.
Although the island is no longer inhabited, Ó Conghaile’s recollections serve as a poignant reminder of the enduring importance of family, community and the magic of childhood. Whether you are a fan of Ó Conghaile’s previous works or new to his writing, An Island Christmas – Nollaig Oileánach, offers a heartfelt and enchanting glimpse into a bygone era, making it a delightful read for any time of the year.