Liam Ó Muirthile

Aois fir

The story of a boy in his early teens who has to grow up suddenly. A story of the sea and sailing on the south east coast of Ireland.

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Product ID: 815 ISBN: 978-1-907494-50-5 Categories: , , , ,

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Aois fir is a sea adventure.

A young boy in his early teens is on a sailing boat out at sea. His father and uncle are passed out drunk on board. They are no help. The boy must be a man now, face his fears and find what he’s made of in the face of a dilemma. It will soon be night and he must bring the boat, himself and the men to safety. Whoever the men are. Whatever it is to be a man.

Audiobook available here for free download, as read by the author. Hover over each track to see the download link on the right.

 

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Review by Aonghus Ó hAlmhain: 'Aois Fir: Imram Mara agus Eachtra teacht in Inmhe'
'Seod is ea an úrscéal seo, curtha inár láthair i seod de leabhar le léaráidí áille. [...] Oscailt pléascach atá san leabhar; an aosánach ag halmadóir an bháid, imníoch. Diaidh ar ndiaidh tuigeann muid nach bhfuil sé ar a shuaimhneas, nach aistear atá anseo go bhfuil taithí aige ar a bheith ag láimhséail bád uirthi. Agus tá an aimsir ag dul chun doinnine. [...] Táim sásta gur ghéill mo don gcathú agus gur cheannaigh mé an leabhar seo.'
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Tom Jeffers, writing for Comhar (May 2016).
‘An bua atá ag an leabhar seo [...] ná an taifead scéalach a thugann Ó Muirthile ar dhreach farraige iarthar Chorcaí. Tá saibhreas dochreidte sna cuntais ar na héin, na héis, na deilfeanna fiú (‘holg geal bán, agus súil lán de mheidhir an áthais’). Leathann radharc an scéil féin amach ón mbád cúng, os a cionn-san agus i bhfad i gcéin. Feicimid na soilsa sna cuanta mórthimpeall agus tinte Oíche Shamhna ar lasadh ar na cnoic. Cruthaímid ár léarscáil féin.’

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