Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin 2017 shortlist announced 6 October 2017 – Posted in: News

The shortlist for the Irish-language book of the year Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin was announced this past Wednesday, 4 October 2017. We are beside ourselves with excitement, as three of our books have been nominated for the prestigious prize this year. The books nominated are as follows: An tIriseoir by Michelle Nic Pháidín Conaire Mór Seacht nDoras na Cinniúna by Diarmuid Johnson (Foilsithe ag Leabhar Breac) Corp an Duine Uasail, graphic novel by Pénélope translated by… Continue reading

CRUINNSCRÍOBH: Exercises now available online 21 August 2017 – Posted in: News

Did you know the exercises from Cruinnscríobh na Gaeilge are available on our new website? This is a fantastic facility for anyone looking to improve their Irish, particularly as the new academic year rolls around. The exercises coincide with the chapters in the printed book by Ciarán Mac Murchaidh. If you are unsure of where to start, the ‘Ríomhdhiagnós tosaigh’ will give you a good idea of where your weaknesses are. It is the first… Continue reading

SAMPLA: An fuíoll feá / Wood cuttings 1 August 2017 – Posted in: News

AN FUÍOLL FEÁ Cual connaidh an gheimhridh, an fuíoll feá ar fad á láimhseáil á gcarnadh i gcoinne na binne le toise súl don sorn ar ball, ach de réir a dtoisí féin go fóill á socrú mar a oireann, ár n-ál. A meá, a snoí, a luí, a gcineál, beith, iúr, uath, fuinseog, scafaire na páile ag guailleáil slatairí craoibhe ar an gcosán, cuirfear srian lena mhianach lasrach sa dóiteán fós is baol. Gach… Continue reading

Scéim na gCoimisiún recipients announced: New books in the works 5 July 2017 – Posted in: Authors, News

Results of the application process for Scéim na gCoimisiún have been made available by Foras na Gaeilge. Scéim na gCoimisiún distributes commissions for literary works in Irish in order to ensure a satisfactory provision of content in many different reading genres. Seven of our authors have succeeded in receiving commissions for a range of books, from historical fiction to books for teen readers. We wish the authors the best of luck as they start the…

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REVIEW: Áine Ní Ghlinn discussing ‘I dtír mhilis na mbeo’ 29 June 2017 – Posted in: News

We were delighted to hear this week that I dtír mhilis na mbeo was selected for discussion for 'Literary review of the week' on the show 'Údar cainte' on Raidió na Gaeltachta. Áine Ní Ghlinn, a poet and writer, leads the analysis on this programme with a focus on literary critique. I dtír mhilis na mbeo is the first short-story collection written by Colm Ó Ceallacháin. Áine spoke positively about the collection, saying that the… Continue reading