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Caoilfhionn Nic Pháidín

Born in England and raised in Dublin, Caoilfhionn graduated from UCD and has a lifelong engagement with Irish-language publishing. She worked as an editor in An Gúm; edited Comhar 1979–84; edited Irish-language columns for The Irish Times 1984–87; and was research editor in lexicography in the Royal Irish Academy until 1999. She has authored and edited many books.

She was director of Fiontar, Dublin City University 1999–2006 and Senior Lecturer there until 2015, where she established several digital humanities projects for Irish:;; (Irish-language terms);; and

She was a member of both Government Commissions on the Irish language: Commission to examine the role of voluntary bodies (1996–7) and Coimisiún na Gaeltachta (1999–2000). She was a board member of Foras na Gaeilge (2007–2011).

In 1996, she co-founded Cois Life publishers with Dr Seán Ó Cearnaigh. They have since published over one hundred and thirty titles, mainly literary and academic, in print, e-book and audio formats.

Updated June 2017


Fáinne an lae agus an athbheochan: 1898-1900 (Cois Life, 1998)


Séanna (Cois Life, 2016)
A new view of the Irish language (Cois Life, 2008)
Foclóir FIONTAR (Fiontar, DCU, 2004) [with Donla uí Bhraonáin]
University education in Irish: challenges and perspectives / Ollscolaíocht Ghaeilge: dúshláin agus léargais (Fiontar, DCU, 2004) [with Donla uí Bhraonáin]
Séanna (Cois Life, 1996)
An chaint sa tsráidbhaile le Breandán Ó hEithir (Comhar, 1991)
Cnuasach focal ó Uíbh Ráthach (Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann, 1987)
Scéalta as Comhar (Comhar, 1982)

Caoilfhionn Nic Pháidín at Cois Life

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