Seán Ó Cuirreáin

Éagóir

Éagóir is a clear and polished account of an historical event which is still vividly engrained in the memories of those connected to it.

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Shortlisted for Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin 2017/ Irish-language Book of the Year award 2017.

Éagóir is a clear and polished account of an historical event which is still vividly ingrained in the memories of those connected to it. The saga centres around the wrongful hanging and life imprisonment of innocent men as a result of false evidence, betrayal, and the dishonesty of the authorities. It began in 1882 with barbaric murders in the dark of night in an isolated community in Joyce Country, on the Galway-Mayo border.

The impact of that slaughter will endure as long as people believe that an official admission of the miscarriage of justice is required. This accomplished narrative is enhanced by historical images and official records, many of which are published here for the first time.

ROSG Productions have produced a docu-drama based on Éagóir for TG4, with support from the Broadcast Authority of Ireland. The title is Murdair Mhám Trasna.

Please note this book is in the Irish-language only.

 

Weight645 g
Published

John Walsh, Senior Lecturer in Irish in the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

Stíl ghonta, sholéite an iriseora a chleachtar ó thús deireadh agus ropann an léitheoir ar aghaidh ó leathanach go leathanach dá bharr sin. [...] Is sárleabhar ar fad é a mbaineann tábhacht mhór leis ní hamháin ó thaobh na staire ach ó thaobh cearta teanga chomh maith.

Léigh an léirmheas ar fad ar Tuairisc.ie anseo.


Eoin C. Bairéid, in Books Ireland, July/August 2016.

'The author, as well as being a former Irish-language commissioner, is a journalist of much experience, and it shows. The book is a paradigm of how to write a journalistic account of a most dreadful event.' [...] 'Ó Cuirreáin's book [is] in wonderfully clear, pellucid, standard Irish, written to be read by all with a certain competency in the language. The author is knowledgeable about minor regional differences in vocabulary [...] and the fluid style, narrative as only a competent and experienced journalist could write, and the clear path traced from the atrocity itself to the present day all make this a book that the reader might consider if he/she would like to read a work of considerable local interest.'


An Códú, Blogger.

Uaireanta cuireann stíl na scríobhnóireachta isteach ar an rud atá á rá ag udar ach uaireanta eile éiríonn le h-údar leabhair le h-éascaíocht léimh áirithe a scríobh. Sin mar atá sé leis an leabhair seo. Bíonn tú gafa ag an scéal. Ceannaigh an leabhar seo agus léigh é!

Read the whole review here.


Pól Ó Muirí, writing for Comhar (July 2016).

Níl histéire ar bith ag baint leis an scéal seo ag Ó Cuirreáin. Is é atá stuama i mbun na hinste. Is é a chuireann fíricí agus tuairimí os comhair an léitheora go macánta. Cuireann sé i gcuimhne dúinn go raibh mórán daoine in Éirinn beo bocht an t-am sin. Déanann muid dearmad de sin, nach ndéanann, muidne glúin na hollscoile? Cuireann sé i gcuimhne dúinn gur fearas don fhear saibhir a bhí sa dlí agus gur chuir an duine bocht tuaithe a mhuinín sa lámh láidir. (Níl dlí ar an riachtanas). Cuireann sé i gcuimhne dúinn nach bhfuil barraíocht eolais againn ar ár stair. A mhalairt. Tá dearmad déanta againn ar chuid mhór di agus is mór an náire dúinn é. Leabhar thar a bheith luachmhar atá anseo. Léitear é. Tugann an leabhar seo léargas eile ar an tír sna blianta sin roimh an Éirí Amach agus an Somme.

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