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Róisín Ní Ghairbhí presents this new literary review show,
featuring newly published books in the Irish language.

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Róisín Ní Ghairbhí presents this new literary review show, featuring newly published books in the Irish language. 'Beatha Dhónaill Dhuibh' by Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin and 'Smaointe Beaga Cumhachtac

First Shown: 22 Feb

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A new literary and book review show, ‘Léirmheas Leabhar’ sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge and presented by Dr. Róisín Ní Ghairbhí.  This new series which will broadcast once a month, will place emphasis on newly published works and reviews on all genres for young and old readers.  Róisín will be joined by a panel of reviewers on each show.  Róisín will also share information about upcoming literary festivals and book festivals.

Programme 2 – 22.02.17 @ 7.30pm

On this months programme, ‘Beatha Dhónaill Dhuibh’ by Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin,  ‘Jimín Mháire Thaidhg’, by Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha and ‘Smaointe Beaga Cumhachtacha ’ by Pól Ó Cainín are the books of the month. For younger readers, there will be a review of ‘Sin Cat Dána’, An Capall Rása Tuirseach and ‘An Madra Mistéireach’.

Beatha Dhónaill Dhuibh
Smaointe Beaga Cumhachta
An Capall Rása Tuirseach
An Madra Mistéireach

The Authors

Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin
Seamus Barra O Suilleabhain

Séamus Barra Ó Súilleabháin is a talented young poet who was born in London and raised in Listowel in North Kerry. The critically-acclaimed Beatha Dhónaill Dhuibh (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2016) is his first collection. Known for his powerful live performances of his work, he was the winner of the 2011 All-Ireland Poetry Slam, which is a live poetry performance competition. A selection of his performances can be seen on YouTube.com.


Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha


Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha was born in 1883 in Baile an Ghóilín (Burnham East), three miles west of Dingle in Co. Kerry, and he died in 1964. He was well-known under his pen name ‘An Seabhac’. Writing in Feasta in 2015 following the publication of Ó Siochfhradha’s memoirs Dr Pádraig Ó Héalaí wrote that he was a very important person inthe preservation of Irish folklore. “He was interested in the songs and rhymes that he heard as a child and later in life he did important work in folklore collection and publication.” He was a prolific writer and editor and published a signficant body of work. The newly reissued Jimín Mháire Thaidhg is one of his most well-known books. An tSnáthaid Mhór publishers have published two editions of the book simultaneously, one in the original dialect and the other in standard Irish.
Sources: Feasta (Feb 2015), Ainm.ie
With thanks to Deirdre Ní Loingsigh, Director of Irish, Limerick University

Pól Ó Cainín

Pol O Cainnin

Pól Ó Cainín is from Derry. He received his undergraduate degree and doctorate in Irish Studies from the Ulster University, Coleraine. He has worked as a research assistant in the Linguistics Institute of Ireland and is currently employed by COGG. Smaointe Beaga Cumhachtachais his first book.

Patricia Mac Eoin

Patricia Mac Eoin
Patricia has just returned to her native Kinvara, Co. Galway after spending a few years living in Brussels where she worked in translation. Indeed, it was her translation work that first brought her to Futa Fata publishers. She translated many books for the publishing house from French and English to Irish before eventually putting pen to paper herself and creating the Trixie agus Tony series of which there are now three books. In a previous life, she has worked as a solicitor.

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