LISTEN: podcast – Scriorrann an tAm

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…

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LISTEN: ‘Motherfoclóir’ Valentine’s Day Podcast

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… Continue reading

LISTEN: book review podcast

Alex Hijman’s new book ‘Idir dhá thír’ has been selected as Book of the Month by! This month, various book clubs will be reading this new collection of short stories, and sharing their responses with one another. Each month, release a free podcast as a starting point for…

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‘Oilithreach pinn’ launch this Friday

Liam Ó Muirthile will launch his new book Oilithreach pinn this coming Friday the 20th of October at 6.00pm. The launch takes places as part of the programme for Féile IMRAM, Dublin's Irish-language literature festival, and will be held in the Poetry Ireland building on Parnell Square (see map below).… Continue reading

Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin 2017 shortlist announced

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… Continue reading

CRUINNSCRÍOBH: Exercises now available online

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… Continue reading

SAMPLA: An fuíoll feá / Wood cuttings

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,… Continue reading

Scéim na gCoimisiún recipients announced: New books in the works

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…

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