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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Aon Scéal? – ‘An ríomhaire ilteangach’ reviewed

Last month An ríomhaire ilteangach was discussed on the show ‘Aon Scéal?’, broadcast by Raidió na Life.  The author of the book Michal Boleslav Měchura spoke about its importance in the context of technology and the Irish language.  An ríomhaire ilteangach is a guide book that gives an insight into… Continue reading

Léirmheas Leabhar on TG4: I dtír mhilis na mbeo

Cois Life is delighted that I dtír mhilis na mbeo by Colm Ó Ceallacháin was chosen by Léirmheas Leabhar to be reviewed live on TG4.  The show takes place on a monthly basis, with a book being discussed and critiqued by two guest reviewers. Taking part in the discussion last… Continue reading

Congratulations to Máire Zepf!

We at Cois Life would like to congratulate one of our authors, Máire Zepf, on her recent appointment as the first Children’s Writing Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Queen’s University Belfast. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has created the new post in a hope to…

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Public seminar on Irish in information technology: 8 May

A day packed with talks from Irish speakers who make innovative use of information technology in their work, organised by Michal Boleslav Měchura and hosted by Fiontar and School of Irish, DCU. Měchura’s book, An ríomhaire ilteangach will be launched at the event. The seminar will take place on Monday, 8 May…

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Book review: ‘I dtír mhilis na mbeo’ on

 Eoin P. Ó Murchú has reviewed I dtír mhilis na mbeo by Colm Ó Ceallacháin. Here's a taster: Tá dhá scéal ar leith ar deacair gan suntas a thabhairt dóibh. Samplaí den litríocht shrianta nó ‘constrained literature’ iad. Sa chéad cheann, Fuadach, fuadaítear an guta ‘i’ agus níl úsáidtear ar chor ar bith sa… Continue reading