LISTEN: UCD symposium on works of Éilís Ní Dhuibhne 15 March 2018 – Posted in: News

On 25 January 2018, a symposium on the works of Éilís Ní Dhuibhne took place in the Humanities Institute of University College Dublin. The talks were recorded and have now been made available online by UCD's School of English, Drama and Film. You can listen to the talks below, or you can download them directly from the School's Soundcloud page. Panel #1: Derek Hand, Máire Ní Annracháin, Giovanna Tallone and Luz Mar Gonzales-Arias. Panel #2:… Continue reading

LISTEN: Irish-language story on RTÉ ‘Book on One’ 12 March 2018 – Posted in: News

This week will see the RTÉ Radio 1 programme 'Book on One' broadcasting a recording of 'Leathbhealach idir na Gates agus an Galtymore', a short story from Alex Hijmans' most recent collection Idir dhá thír. The first part of the story will hit the airwaves this evening 12 March 2018 at 11.20pm. One piece of the story will be broadcast at 11.20pm each night between now and Friday 16 March. You can use RTÉ's digital radio… Continue reading

BOLD GIRLS: Children’s Books Ireland’s new initiative 8 March 2018 – Posted in: News

‘Many women, many words; many geese, many turds.’ So says the proverb. But Children’s Books Ireland BOLD GIRLS initiative says quite the reverse: let’s celebrate women’s locquacity and not clamp down on it! BOLD GIRLS promotes the importance of women’s and girls’ voices in children’s books – and the importance of being heard from the very start. BOLD GIRLS focuses on twenty inspirational women authors and illustrators whose books are changing the face of children’s… Continue reading

LISTEN: podcast – Scriorrann an tAm 20 February 2018 – Posted in: News

The book of the month for February over at is Sciorrann an tAm by Orna Ní Choileáin, a collection of short stories we published back in 2014. On hand to review the book this month were Siún Ní Dhuinn (Irish-language Digital Co-ordinator with RTÉ) and Ronan Doherty (PhD candidate at NUI Maynooth). Siún would recommend this book to anyone returning to learning Irish, as the style and language level would suit that type of…

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LISTEN: ‘Motherfoclóir’ Valentine’s Day Podcast 9 February 2018 – Posted in: News

With Valentine's Day swiftly approaching, the team at Motherfoclóir headquarters discuss one of our well-loved books, Filíocht Ghrá na Gaeilge / Love poems in Irish, edited by Ciarán Mac Murchaidh. They recite a number of the poems from the collection, and discuss the status of love poetry in Irish (including its mistreatment in the education system). Motherfoclóir is a Headstuff podcast from the maker of Twitter account @theirishfor, in which Darach Ó Séaghdha and guests… Continue reading