Róisín Ní Ghairbhí presents this new literary review show,
featuring newly published books in the Irish language.
Irish Language Publisher Websites
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.
Sadhbh Devlin is a writer, columnist, television presenter and researcher. She lives in Wicklow. Her award-winning blog www.wherewishescomefrom.ie is where she writes about seasonal celebrations, simple craft projects and the adventures she has with her twin girls.
She also has her own column in the Easy Parenting Magazine. She was the presenter and artistic director of the children’s series An Fear Bréige on TG4, which focused on ecology and crafting for children. Sadhbh was also a researcher on the show Róisín on TG4. Bí ag Spraoi! is her first picture book (Futa Fata, 2017).
Tarsila Krüse, Bí ag Spraoi Liom! – Illustrator
Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Tarsila Krüse loves creating fun art for children (and children at heart!) and her work is influenced by everyday objects and relationships. Ná Gabh ar Scoil! her first picture book, was short-listed for the Réics Carló Award 2015 and the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award 2016. Bliain na nAmhrán, which also featured her work, won the Judge’s Special Honour Award at the CBI Book of the Year Awards, 2017.
Niamh Ní Argáin, Na Cailleacha – Translator
Niamh Ní Argáin is from Furbo in Co. Galway. She studied Irish and English in the National University of Ireland, Galway and has studied children’s literature in particular. ‘Na Cailleacha’ a translation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel The Witches is her first published translation. She is currently working on a translation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which will be published as Charlie agus Monarcha na Seacláide which will be published next year.
Ré Ó Laighléis
Ré Ó Laighléis writers for children, teens and adults in several languages. He writes short stories, novels and articles in Irish, English and French and much of his work has been translated to other languages. He is the winner of several awards for his work, both nationally and internationally, including the Oireachtas na Gaeilge primary award, Bisto / Children’s Books Ireland Awards, the NAMLLA Prize in North America, the White Ravens award in Europe and many other accolades.
The President of Ireland, Máire McAleese, gave him the ‘An Peann faoi Bhláth’ award in 1998 and in 2015, he was among the nominations for the role of Laureate for Irish Fiction. For over twenty years, his work has featured on the school curriculum at various levels in several countries.
Currently, the novel Gafa is on the Leaving Certificate curriculum and his most recent novel, Trumptaí Dumptaí agus An Falla Mór has been listed as reading material on the list for the Junior Certificate cycle. He conducts regular workshops in creative writing in Ireland, Britain and in North America and he is the director of An Scríobhlann, a training centre for writers which is run by Móinín publishers.
Book launch, Cork, 4 September
The new collection of poetry Rialacha nua na Scuaine by Dr Stiofán Ó Cadhla and the educational handbook Modhanna Múinte na Gaeilge – an Ról-Imirt by Dr Isobel Ní Riain, both published by Coiscéim books, will be launched at an event in the Cork City Library on the 4th of September at 6.00 p.m.
MORE INFO: Rialacha Nua na Scuaine www.coisceim.ie
Modhanna Múinte Gaeilge – an Ról-Imirt www.coisceim.ie
Culture Night, 22 September, 2017. A selection of literary events in Irish around the country. See the full programme of events on the website www.culturenight.ie
Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin
Visit the Irish Writers Centre for an evening of literature featuring Irish-language and English-language writers reading from their work. The poet Dairena Ní Chinnéide will read from a selection of her work during ‘The Writers Soapbox’ which runs from 7 – 8 pm and the award-winning writer Micheál Ó Conghaile and up-and-coming novelist Brian Ó Tiomáin will read a selection during the ‘Independent Publishers Showcase’ from 8 – 9 p.m.
For more information visit: irishwriterscentre.ie
Launch of a new picture book by Siobhán Grógan, Kildare
The new picture book Cillian ag Comhaireamh (Cois Life, 2017) by Siobhán Grógan will be launched on Culture Night in the Bridgewater Inn, Sallins, Co. Kildare at 8.00 p.m.
More information about Cillian ag Comhaireamh can be found here: www.coislife.ie
Fanad Lighthouse, Co. Donegal
There will be two events in Fanad Lighthouse, Co. Donegal for Culture Night. The first is the Teddy Bear picnic which will be held at 11.00 a.m. and children are welcome to join the fun for an event of storytelling, fun and a few lovely snacks. There will be a lovely event that same evening at 7.30 p.m. where local musicians and storytellers will gather for an evening of story and song.
For more information, visit: www.fanadlighthouse.com
Fíbín An Triail and Guth na nÓg Seanscoil Sailearna, Indreabhán, Co. Galway
A Fíbín production of the play An Triail by Mairéad Ní Ghráda and a performance of drama, music and song by local children entitled Guth na nÓg.
For more information, visit: www.coisfharraige.ie
Pop-Up Gaeltacht, Armagh Shopping Centre
All are welcome to come and join the Pop-Up Gaeltacht in Armagh for a storytelling, music and creativity event for the whole family. The Pop-Up Gaeltach will be held in the Irish-language tent in the Armagh Shopping Centre, Thomas Street, Armagh from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
For more information, visit: www.cairdeteo.com
Scavenger Hunt, Scéal Eile Books, Ennis, Co. Clare
There’s a word hidden in Scéal Eile Books! Can you find the letters hidden in the shop and unscramble them to create the word? If you can complete the challenge, there will be a prize waiting for you at the counter! A game for children aged 6-11. This event will be held from 5pm to 7pm.
For more information, visit: www.scealeilebooks.ie
Book launch, Connemara, 29 September
Seán Kyne, T.D. will launch the new book Nollaig Ó Gadhra: Cuimhní Cairde edited by Máirín Ní Ghadhra in the Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo on Friday, 29 September at 7.00 p.m.
For more information, visit: www.cic.ie
Book launch, Bray, Co. Wicklow, 29 & 30 September
Sadhbh Devlin will visit Gaelscoil Uí Chéadaigh on Friday, 29 September to hold an event to launch her new picture book Bí ag Spraoi Liom! The book will be launched to the general public in Dubray Books, Bray the following day, Saturday, 30 September.
Fore more information about Bí ag Spraoi Liom! visit: www.futafata.ie
Book launch, Belfast, 30 September, 1.00 p.m.
Lillis Ó Laoire will launch the new edition of Jimín Mháire Thaidhg by An Seabhac (Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha) edited by Ríona Nic Congail, illustrated by Andrew Whitson and published by An tSnáthaid Mhór in An Chultúrlann, Belfast, on Saturday, 30 September, 2017 at 1.00 p.m.
For more information about Jimín Mháire Thaidhg, visit: www.andrewwhitson.com