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Léirmheas Leabhar


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


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New Series: Róisín Ní Ghairbhí presents this new literary review show, featuring newly published books in the Irish language. This series is sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge.

First Shown: 16 Nov

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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.


 The Authors

Súil Eile – Seán Tadhg Ó Gairbhí

Seán Tadhg Ó Gairbhí is from Rathkeale in Co. Limerick. He is the editor of Tuairisc.ie, an online news service in Irish. He worked as a journalist with the newspaper Foinse from 2000 to 2009 and was the editor of that paper from 2003 until 2009. He won the Oireachtas na Gaeilge ‘Journalist of the Year’ Award in 2007, 2008 and again in 2015. He is also the editor of the magazine Comhar.
Súil Eile
Seán Tadhg Ó Gairbhí
Cois Life, 2017
Paperback, €20

Based on new research and on interviews with those who have the inside story about the founding and development of TG4, Súil Eile promises a lively, no-nonsense account of Irish language TV in the last twenty years.
Súil Eile provides an insight into the channel’s unique story from the early, lively campaign for ‘Teilifís na Gaeilge’ right up to to the present day.
Alongside the history of the station the author presents a clear-eyed critical appraisal of the station’s achievements since its inception.

Conaire Mór: Seacht nDoras na Cinniúna – Diarmuid Johnson

Diarmuid Johnson was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1965. He was brought up in Ireland and received his education there through the medium of Irish. He holds B.A., M.A. and doctoral degrees in Celtic Studies. Since 1989, he has worked as a university lecturer and visiting professor in Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Germany and Poland. He has five years experience as journalistic and editor during which time he worked in Connemara, Co. Galway.
Author and co-author of many books, he is also an accomplished musician, and his flute-playing features on various recordings. In 2014, he held the position of bard in residence in Rhos-y-Gilwen Mansion, Pembrokeshire, Wales. In 2015, his first solo exhibition of graphic art, Feuer und Schatten, was held in Bonn, Germany in 2014. Since 2016, he has been broadcasting with Raidió na Gaeltachta as foreign correspondent, and teaching Irish on summer courses in Donegal and Connemara. Rún na mBradán is the latest collection of poetry by the author.
Conaire Mór is a novel based on the old Irish tale Togail Bruidne Da Derga. It is the first novel in a trilogy, creatively exploring old Irish literature. The forthcoming titles are Tuatha Dé Danann and Éadaoin.

Conaire Mór: Seacht nDoras na Cinniúna
Diarmuid Johnson
Leabhar Breac, 2017
Clúdach crua, €16

Winner of the 2017 Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin Award
Togail Bruidne Da Derga — a story that begins with the crowning of Conaire and ends with his brutal slaying on the banks of the Dodder. All the wonders of ancient literature are found in this book, from Conaire’s warrior feats to his ascension to the throne and to the prophecy of doom that cannot be evaded. This is a story that hasn’t been told in a thousand years, but now, Conaire Mór reigns again. The author, Diarmuid Johnson, is a poet.

Dónall Dána – Translated to Irish by: Máirín Ní Ghadhra, Gormfhlaith Ní Thuairisg, Marion Ní Shúilleabháin and Caitlín Ní Chualáin, .

Máirín Ní Ghadhra
Máirín Ní Ghadhra is from Furbo, Co. Galway. She is a journalist with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. She lives in An Cheathrú Rua with her husband and their two daughters.
Gormfhlaith Ní Thuairisg
Gormfhlaith Ní Thuairisg is from an Lochán Beag, Inverin, Co. Galway. She is a journalist with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Marion Ní Shúilleabháin
Marion Ní Shúilleabháin is from Bóthar na Scrathóg, Carraroe in Co. Galway. She is a journalist with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
Caitlín Ní Chualáin
Caitlín Ní Chualáin is from baile an Tígh Mhóir, Indreabhán, Co. Galway. She is a journalist with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and an award-winning singer in the traditional Irish style.

Dónall Dána
Teach na dTaibhsí, Boladh Bréan, Mallacht an Mhumaí, An Feighlí Linbh Fiáin, Díoltas.
by Francesca Simon
Illustrated by Tony Ross
Translated to Irisy by Máirín Ní Ghadhra, Gormfhlaith Ní Thuairisg, Marion Ní Shúilleabháin and Caitlín Ní Chualáin
Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2017
Paperback, €8

You’ve heard about Horrid Henry, now it’s time to meet Dónall Dána, as he has been named in the Irish-language edition of Francesca Simon’s popular series of books, illustrated by Tony Ross. Cló Iar-Chonnacht have published five new books in the ‘Horrid Henry : Dónall Dána’ series this October which will bring the total to ten books that are available in the series in Irish. The cartoon series based on the Horrid Henry character has been made available in Irish by Cúla4 and is broadcast from Monday to Friday at 16.05 on Cúla4.
Dónall Dána is a horrid boy who loves doing unimaginable and horrible things. He throws food, he pushes, shoves and pinches. There are four short stories in each collection in the series.


Seoladh Scéalta ón Rúis
Professor Fionntán de Brún, Maynooth University, will launch the new book Scéalta ón Rúis a translation by Risteárd Mac Annraoi of a selection of writings by renowned Russian authors. The launch will be held in the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday, 4 October at 6.00 p.m.www.timire.ie

Books Are My Bag
Books Are My Bag is a national campaign to celebrate book shops. This year there will be events in book shops all over the country on Saturday, 7th October to celebrate this national campaign. Picturebook author, Sadhbh Devlin, and illustrator Tarsila Kruse, who collaborated on the picture book Bí ag Spraoi Liom! (Futa Fata 2017) will be in Hodges Figgis, Dublin from 1pm to 3pm as part of the celebrations. See www.booksaremybag.com for more details.

The IMRAM Irish-language literary festival will be held in Dublin from the 16th to the 21st of October. The line up of events features a wonderful selection of new theatre, readings, multi-media performances and workshops for adults and children. See the full programme of events: www.issuu.com

Seoladh Oilithreach Pinn le Liam Ó Muirthile ag IMRAM
Liam Ó Muirthile’s account of his journey on the Camino de Santiago, Oilithreacht Pinn, will be launched as part of the IMRAM festival in Dublin on the 20th of October. Liam walked the Camino Francés from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port go Santiago de Compostela in the autumn of 2015. He walked the route on his own with his pack on his back and stayed in guest houses along the way during the 770km journey. More information and tickets for this event: www.eventbrite.ie

Seoladh Leabhair san Ulster Folk & Transport Museum – Monday 6 November
The new book Lindbergh: Scéal Luchóige a d’Eitil by Torben Kuhlmann and translated to Irish by Máire Zepf and Andreas Vogel (Futa Fata, 2017) will be launched in the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, 153 Bangor Road, Cultra, Holywood, Co. Down on Monday, 6th November. See www.futafata.ie for more details.

Céardlanna Scríbhneoireachta Chló Iar-Chonnacht
Cló Iar-Chonnacht will be running two writing workshops, one in Dublin on the 21st of October during the IMRAM festival and a second workshop in November in Queen’s University, Belfast. These workshops are for writers who are writing in Irish and will focus on various aspects of the writing process and different genres of writing. For more information visit the news section on the Cló Iar-Chonnacht website at www.cic.ie

Seoladh Faye le Meadhbh Ní Eadhra
Oireachtas na Samhna, Dé Sathairn, 4 Samhain
Micheál Ó Ruairc will launch the new book for young readers Faye by Méadhbh Ní Eadhra at the Oireachtas na Samhna festival on Saturday, 4 November. More information about the book at this link: www.comhar.ie.

Seoladh Foghlaí Mara Monte Carlo le hOrna Ní Choileáin
Féile Leabhar Bhaile Átha Cliath

Sunday, 5th November in Amharclann Smock Alley Upstairs in the Winter Garden.
The new book for children Foghlaí Mara Monte Cristo by Orna Ní Choileáin published by Leabhar Comhar will be launched during the Dublin Book Festival upstairs in the Winter Garden in Smock Alley Theatre at 2pm. More information on this book is available at this link:www.comhar.ie

There will be a great programme of book launches and literary events held during the annual Oireachtas na Samhna which runs in Killarney, Co. Kerry from Wednesday, 1 November to Sunday, 5 November. The winners of this year’s Literary Competitions will be announced on Wednesday, 1 November as well as the winner of the book of the year, Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin award, all of which will be announced in Amharclann an Oireachtais in the Brehon Hotel.

In the line-up of book launches to take place during the Oireachtas festival, the new history of TG4 / TnaG by Seán Tadhg Ó Gairbhí Súil Eile which has been published by Cois Life will be launched in the INEC on Wednesday, 1 November at 7.00 p.m. Five new books in the Donall Dána / Horrid Henry series (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2017) will be launched on Thursday, 2 November on Ardán an Aonaigh.

On Friday, 3 November An Timire publishers will launch a new title at 2.00 p.m. and at 3.00 p.m. the new collection ‘File an tSiáin Rua’ by Maidhc P. Ó Conaola will be launched. The third book in the Irish-language editions of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of Wimpy Kid will be launched by Futa Fata at 5.00 p.m. – Dialann Dúradáin: Barr ar an Donas which has been translated to Irish by Máirín Ní Mhárta. TG4’s Caitlín Nic an Aoidh will launch the new book Oileán na nDraoithe by Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird which has been published by Éabhlóid and a selection of songs from the new title Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2017) will be sung during Casadh an tSúgáin on Friday night.

Saturday features a great line-up of literary events, visit www.antoireachtas.ie for full details and don’t miss Leabhar Breac publishers who will be launching a new title at 3.00 p.m. in the Mangerton Room in the Gleneagle Hotel.


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