All branches of Clare County Library are hosting events during this national celebration and promotion of the Irish language spanning two weeks in March. Two new writers from publishers Móinín, based in Ballyvaughan, County Clare, will tour some of our branches.
Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin
Beidh Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin ag léamh as a cnuasach gearrscéalta do pháistí
‘Eachtraí Uchtaigh.’ Labhróidh sí faoi chúlra na scéalta agus míneoidh sí cuid des na teicnící scríbhneoireachta atá á chleachtadh aici ina cuid oibre. Beidh deis ag na páistí ceisteanna a chur agus a gcuid tuairimí a chur in iúl. Tá Móinín, Ballyvaughan, chun a cnuasach gearrscéalta a fhoilsiú.
Esther will be reading from her book ‘Eachtraí Uchtaigh’ which is a collection of short stories for children. She will speak about the background of her stories and explain some of her writing techniques. The children will have an opportunity to ask questions and express their opinions. Audiences of 3rd and 4th class children in Primary school are invited to attend these bi-lingual sessions.
Esther will visit the following public library branches at the following times;
Monday March 2nd deValera Library, Ennis at 10am, Corofin at 11.30am and Ennistymon at 2pm.
Tuesday March 3rd Newmarket at 10am and Sixmilebridge at 11.30am
Meadhbh Ní Eadhra
Meadhbh Ní Eadhra is a young writer who is currently a student at NUIG where she is pursuing an Arts degree. She has a passionate interest in the writing of creative literature in Irish and is taking Irish as one of her core subjects of study. Meadhbh is already an accomplished and acknowledged writer. She was a regular columnist with the Irish language newspaper Lá Nua from 2003 until its closure in December 2008, and is now a columnist with the online publication An Druma Mór. Her journalistic offerings also feature in the national Sunday newspaper Foinse, where her range of skills present themselves in feature articles, reviews and news items. Rua, her first novel for children, was published in 2003, and Fáinne Fí Fífí, a novel for teenagers which was shortlisted for Irish language Book of the Year in 2008, was published in 2008. Meadhbh took part in the Children’s Book Festival in 2008 and is always interested in giving writing workshops and readings, in the hope that she may inspire other young people to read and write in their free time. She is looking forward to meeting secondary school students in County Clare, and hopes to give them an insight into her life as a young writer and journalist.
Meadhbh will visit the following public library branches at the following times:
Thursday March 12th Kildysart at 10.30am, Kilrush at 12noon, and Kilkee at 2pm
Friday March 13th Shannon at 10.15am and Scariff at 2pm
Seamus Ryan, Library Assistant at deValera Library, Ennis will present Scéalaíocht do Dhaoine Óga for children from 2nd class upwards in the following libraries:
Tulla Library Wednesday March 4th 11am
Lisdoonvarna Library Thursday March 5th 1.20pm
Kilmihil Library Friday March 6th 11.30am
Miltown Malbay Library Thursday March 5th 11am
Killaloe Library Wednesday March 11th 11.30am