READ: review of ‘Ainmhithe na hÉireann’

‘Poetic, simple Irish and beautiful illustrations in a new book about Irish wildlife.’ We are delighted with the very first review of our new publication: Ainmhithe na hÉireann. This is a translation of Juanita Browne’s My First Book of Irish Animals (Browne Books, 2014). Fidelma Ní Ghallchobhair translated the…

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LISTEN: UCD symposium on works of Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

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,… Continue reading

LISTEN: Irish-language story on RTÉ ‘Book on One’

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… Continue reading

BOLD GIRLS: Children’s Books Ireland’s new initiative

‘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… Continue reading

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…

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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… 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…

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