The Ten Best Books in Irish 23 December 2013 – Posted in: News

The December edition of the Irish language literary magazine Comhar has a list of ‘Na Deich Leabhar Gaeilge is Fearr a Foilsíodh ó Chasadh na Mílaoise’ (‘The Ten Best Irish Language Books Since the Start of the Millenium’). We’re delighted to say that Cois Life’s authors did themselves proud in the poll. Here is the countdown: 10. Scéal Ghearóid Iarla, Máire Mhac an tSaoi (Leabhar Breac, 2013) 9. Úlla, Seán Mac Mathúna (Cois Life, 2005) 8. Leabhar…

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Leabhar Laethanta by Donla uí Bhraonáin (Cois Life, 2013) 16 November 2013 – Posted in: News

In this short video Donla uí Bhraonáin explains what the reader will find in Leabhar Laethanta (Cois Life, 2013). A book which sets aside space for each of the 365 days of the year and provides the reader with nuggets of information about aspects of Irish culture and history associated with each day. Blank space is left on each day to allow the reader make his or her own notes. Important Note: the book is…

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Diarmuid Ó Gráinne (1950-2013) RIP 31 August 2013 – Posted in: News

Diarmuid Ó Grainne, born in 1950  was a native Irish speaker from the Aill an Phréacháin in Na Forbacha, Co. Galway. He attended Coláiste Éinde in Galway (1963-68) and St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra (1968-70) where he won Duais Uí Mhaolónaigh in history. During his time as a student there he was encourages by Séamus Ó Mórdha, Professor of Irish in the college, to start writing. Later Ó Gráinne  attended the National University of Ireland, Dublin…

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Interview with Liam Ó Muirthile with Southword 2 July 2013 – Posted in: News, Uncategorised

“In the case of poetry, the poet’s voice is an integral part of the work, rhythm, dialect, how the words ie in the line and with the lines, music, speech, – every aspect of the poem, the whole apparel, really. A line of poetry is an act of listening as well as an act of writing.” – Liam Ó Muirthile Just some of the ideas which the poet discusses in an insightful interview about his bilingual…

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Irish book stockists – Christmas shopping! 12 December 2012 – Posted in: News

When doing your Christmas shopping, remember the shops who loyally stock Cois Life books and books by other Irish language publishers and pay them a visit at Christmas – and throughout the year. Happy Christmas, readers and bookshops! Thanks to ÁIS, our distributors, for the following list! An Ceathrú Póilí Bóthar na bhFál, Béal Feirste An Cló Ceart 37 Great James’ Street, Derry, BT48 7DF Bookseller Bookstore Carlow Crannóg Bookshop Newcourt Shopping Centre, Cavan The Ennis Bookshop Abbey Street, Ennis, Co Clare Coughlan’s Bookshop Rossa Street, Clonakilty, Co Cork Eason’s…

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