Review Podcasts of the Books of the Month

Book of the Month - May 2018: An tIriseoir by Michelle Nic Pháidín.

This month, Róisín Adams spoke to Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin, programme co-ordinator at Raidió na Life, and to Tristan Rosenstock, a broadcaster with RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and with TG4, about An tIriseoir, a novel by Michelle Nic Pháidín.

Book of the Month - April 2018: Lár an Domhain by Beairtle Ó Conaire.

This month, Róisín Adams spoke to Dr Caitlin Nic Íomhair, manager of An Siopa Leabhar, and to Dr Brian Mac Maghnuis, a scholar in Trinity College Dublin, about Lár an Domhain, a collection of short stories by Beairtle Ó Conaire.

Book of the Month - March 2018: An Leathanach Bán by Boulet and Pénélope Bagieu.

This month, Seán Ó Catháin spoke to Claire Dunne, a lecturer of Irish at Marino Institute of Education, and to Muiris Ó Raghallaigh, a translator at An Gúm, about the graphic novel An Leathanach Bán by Boulet and Pénélope Bagieu.

Book of the Month - February 2018: Sciorrann an tAm le Orna Ní Choileáin.

This month Seán Ó Catháin spoke to Siún Ní Dhuinn, Digital Coordinator of Irish at RTÉ, and to Ronan Doherty, a PhD candidate in the school of Modern Irish at Maynooth University, about Orna Ní Choileáin’s new collection of short stories, Sciorrann an tAm.

Book of the Month - January 2018: Idir Dhá Thír le Alex Hijmans.

This month Seán Ó Catháin spoke to Máirín Nic Eoin, Professor Emerita in Dublin City University, and to Oisín Montanari, a teaching fellow in the same university, about Alex Hijmans’ new collection of short stories, Idir Dhá Thír.

Book of the Month - December 2017: Conaire Mór le Diarmuid Johnson.

This month, Seán Ó Catháin spoke to Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh, a PhD student at Trinity College Dublin, and to Eoin McEvoy, an educational technologist in University College Dublin, about Diarmuid Johnson’s book, Conaire Mór.

Book of the Month - November 2017: Trumptaí Dumptaí agus an Falla Mór le Ré Ó Laighléis.

This month, Seán Ó Catháin spoke to Alan Titley, a writer and a Professor Emeritus of Irish in University College Cork, and to Réaltán Ní Leannáin, a short story writer, about Ré Ó Laighléis’ book, Trumptaí Dumptaí agus An Falla Mór.

Book of the Month - October 2017: I dtír mhilis na mbeo le Colm Ó Ceallacháin.

This month, Seán Ó Catháin spoke to Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh, a freelance journalist and writer, and to Róisín Adams, who has a doctorate degree in children’s literature, about Colm Ó Ceallacháin’s collection of short stories, I dtír mhilis na mbeo.

Book of the Month - September 2017: Cás Aduain an Dr Jekyll agus Mhr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, translated by Conall Ceárnach.

This month, Seán Ó Catháin spoke to Aonghus Ó hAlmhain, a blogger, and to Ian Ó Caoimh, a translator with Rannóg an Aistriúcháin, about Conall Ceárnach’s translation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s, Cás Aduain an Dr Jekyll agus Mhr Hyde.

Book of the Month - June 2017: Íbíotsa by Labhrás Ó Finneadha.

This month, Róisín Adams spoke to Ciara Ní Éanacháin, a writer and a blogger, and to Seán Ó Catháin, a postgraduate student in Trinity College Dublin, about Labhrás Ó Finneadha’s collection of short stories, Íbíotsa.

Book of the Month - May 2017: Hula Hul by Seán Mac Mathúna.

This month, Róisín Adams spoke to Siún Ní Dhuinn, Irish-Language Digital Coordinator in RTÉ, and to Dr Liam Mac Amhlaigh, a lecturer in the Department of Modern Irish in Maynooth University, about Seán Mac Mathúna’s short novel Hula Hul.

Book of the Month - April 2017: An Dochtúir Áthas by Liam Mac Cóil.

This month, Róisín Adams spoke to Professor Máirín Nic Eoin, a Professor Emerita in Dublin City University, and to Dr Eoin Mac Cárthaigh, a lecturer in the Irish Department in Trinity College Dublin, about Liam Mac Cóil’s novel An Dochtúir Áthas.

Book of the Month - March 2017: Máire Nic Artáin by Séamus Ó Néill.

This month, Róisín Adams spoke to Liam Carson, a writer and director of the IMRAM literary festival, and to Caitlín Nic Íomhair, a writer and an Irish lecturer in the University of Limerick, about the historical novel Máire Nic Artáin by Séamus Ó Néill.

Book of the Month - February 2017: Go mbeinnse choíche saor by Máire Dinny Wren.

This month Róisín Adams spoke to broadcaster and writer Cathal Póirteír and to Mairéad Ní Nuadháin, former Head of External Relations in RTÉ, about Go mbeinnse choíche saor, Máire Dinny Wren’s recently published collection of short stories.

Book of the Month - January 2017: Danny Seaimpín an Domhain by Roald Dahl.

This month Róisín Adams spoke to Dr Claire Dunne, a lecturer in the Marino Institute of Education, and Éamonn Ó Dónaill, Gaelchultúr’s Director of Education, about Danny, Seaimpín an Domhain, Muiris Ó Raghallaigh’s translation of Roald Dahl’s Danny, Champion of the World.

Book of the Month - December 2016: An Fuadach by Robert Louis Stevenson.

This month Róisín Adams spoke to Dr Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn, a lecturer in the School of Irish in Dublin City University, and Eoin P. Ó Murchú, a translator, about An Fuadach, Darach Ó Scolaí’s new translation of R L Stevenson’s Kidnapped.

Book of the Month - November 2016: An Grá Riabhach by Biddy Jenkinson.

This month Róisín Adams spoke to Alan Titley, a writer and a Professor Emeritus of Irish in University College Cork, and with Caitlín Nic Íomhair, a poet who has recently completed a PhD on the poetry of Biddy Jenkinson, about Jenkinson’s collection of short stories An Grá Riabhach.

Book of the Month - October 2016: An Tearmann by Alex Hijmans.

This month Róisín Adams spoke to Dr Máirtín Coilféir, Literary Editor of Comhar, and to Réaltán Ní Leannáin, a writer, a blogger and a teacher, about Alex Hijmans’ new novel, An Tearmann.

Book of the Month - September 2016: Éagóir by Seán Ó Cuirreáin.

This month Róisín Adams spoke to Cormac Ó Gráda, a Professor Emeritus of Economic History in UCD, and with Dr Mícheál Hoyne, a researcher in the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, about Seán Ó Cuirreáin’s non-fiction work Éagóir.

Book of the Month - June 2016: Réics Carló ar Oileán Mhanann by Cathal Ó Sándair.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn, a lecture in the Irish Department in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, and Róisín Adams, a teacher and a researcher in the field of Irish language children’s literature, about Cathal Ó Sándair’s detective novel Réics Carló ar Oileán Mhanann.

Book of the Month - May 2016: Dílis by Réaltán Ní Leannáin.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Prof. Máirín Nic Eoin from the Irish Department in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, and to Dr Liam Mac Amhlaigh, an Irish lecturer in Froebel, Maynooth, about Réaltán Ní Leannáin’s collection of short stories, Dílis.

Book of the Month - April 2016: Scáil an Phríosúin by Anna Heussaf.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Éamonn Ó Dónaill, Gaelchultúr’s Director of Education, and Caitlín Nic Íomhair, a poet and a PhD student in the Irish Department in Trinity College Dublin, about Anna Heussaff’s third detective novel, Scáil an Phríosúin.

Book of the Month - March 2016: Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach by Pádraic Ó Conaire.

This month Róisín Adams spoke to Aisling Ní Dhonnchadha, a lecturer in the Irish Department in Maynooth University, and to Síobhra Aiken, a researcher and tutor in NUI Galway, about Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach, a collection of short stories by Pádraic Ó Conaire.

Book of the Month - February 2016: Aisling nó Iníon A by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to author Anna Heussaff, and to Claire Marie Dunne, a lecturer in the Irish Department in Marino Institute of Education, about Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s new novel Aisling nó Iníon A.

Book of the Month - January 2016: Caillte i gConamara/Lost in Connemara selected by Brian Ó Conchubhair.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Réaltán Ní Leannáin, a writer and a blogger, and to Alan Titley, a writer and a Professor Emeritus of Irish, about the bilingual book of short stories Caillte i gConamara/Lost in Connemara.

Book of the Month - December 2015: Leabhar Nóra Ní Anluain by Alan Titley.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Aifric Mac Aodha, a poet and editor, and Máirtín Coilféir, a lecturer in the Irish Department in UCD and literary editor of Comhar, about Alan Titley’s Leabhar Nóra Ní Anluain.

Book of the Month - November 2015: Cogadh na Reann by H.G. Wells.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Róisín Adams, who has a PhD in Irish-language children’s literature, and to Antain Mac Lochlainn, a translator and an author, about the newly updated translation Cogadh na Reann.

Book of the Month - October 2015: Í Siúd by Siobhan Ní Shúilleabháin.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Mícheál Hoyne, a researcher in the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, and to Caitlín Nic Íomhair, a PhD student in Trinity College Dublin, about Siobhan Ní Shúilleabháin’s collection of short stories, Í Siúd.

Book of the Month - September 2015: L’Attaque by Eoghan Ó Tuairisc.

This month Diarmuid Ó Mathúna spoke to Pádraig Ó Liatháin, a lecturer in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, and to Radvan Markus, a lecturer in Charles University in Prague, about one of the classics of Irish-language literature - L’Attaque by Eoghan Ó Tuairisc.

Book of the Month - June 2015: Splancanna ó shaol eile by Alex Hijmans.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Natália Danzmann from Brazil and Ciara Ní Éanacháin from Dublin about Splancanna ó shaol eile, a beautiful collection of short stories and images by Alex Hijmans.

Book of the Month - May 2015: Salann Garbh by Joe Steve Ó Neachtain.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Róisín Adams and Gréagóir Ó Dúill about Salann Garbh, a beautiful collection of short stories by Joe Steve Ó Neachtain.

Book of the Month - April 2015: Anamlón Bliana ó dhialanna an Ríordánaigh.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Tadhg Ó Dúshláine and Alan Titley about this beautiful collection of entries from Ó Ríordáin’s diaries, edited by Tadhg himself.

Book of the Month - March 2015: An Leon, an Bandraoi agus an Prios Éadaigh by C.S. Lewis.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn and Michael Cronin about Antain Mac Lochlainn’s delightful translation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

Book of the Month - February 2015: I dTír Strainséartha by Liam Mac Cóil.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Lee Vahey and Eoin Ó Murchú about I dTír Strainséartha, the second instalment of Liam Mac Cóil’s exciting trilogy.

Book of the Month - January 2015: Mo Bhealach Féin by Seosamh Mac Grianna.

This month Diarmuid Ó Mathúna spoke to Noel Ó Gallchóir and Róisín Adams about Mo Bhealach Féin by Seosamh Mac Grianna.

Book of the Month - December 2014: Seal san Aetóip by Frank Reidy.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Órla Ní Chuilleanáin and Máirtín Coilféir, both Irish teachers, about the beautiful travel and exploration book, Seal san Aetóip by Frank Reidy.

Book of the Month - November 2014: An Diabhal ar an Ól by Mícheál Ó Conghaile.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to John Woods, a postgraduate student of Irish in UCD, and to Johnny Dillon, a postgraduate student of folklore in the same college, about An Diabhal ar an Ól , a collection of short stories written by Micheál Ó Conghaile.

Book of the Month - October 2014: Oileán an Órchiste by Robert Louis Stevenson, translated into Irish by Darach Ó Scolaí.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn, both Irish teachers, about Oileán an Órchiste, Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, translated into Irish by Darach Ó Scolaí.

Book of the Month - September 2014: Súil le Breith by Pádraig Standún.

This month Ian Ó Caoimh spoke to Órla Ní Chuilleanáin and Seán Mac Risteaird, both Irish teachers, about Súil le Breith by Pádraig Standún, a novel which attracted its fair share of controversy when it was first published in 1983.

Book of the Month - June 2014: Malairt Scéil written by Donnchadh MacGillIosa and Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir and translated into Irish by Antain Mac Lochlainn.

This month ClubLeabhar.com Administrator Diarmuid Ó Mathúna spoke to Aodh Ó Gallchóir of Gaelchultúr, and to Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh, a radio broadcaster and Irish teacher, about Malairt Scéil, a collection of short stories written by Donnchadh MacGillIosa and Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir, translated into Irish by Antain Mac Lochlainn.

Book of the Month - May 2014: An Táin by Colmán Ó Raghallaigh, Artwork: The Cartoon Saloon.

This month ClubLeabhar.com Administrator Róisín Ní Mhaolchallann spoke to Ronan Doherty, a PhD student in National Univerity of Ireland, Maynooth, and to Órla Ní Chuilleanáin, a writer and lecturer, about Colmán Ó Raghallaigh’s graphic novel, An Táin.

Book of the Month - April 2014: Aiséírí by Alex Hijmans.

This month ClubLeabhar.com Administrator Róisín Ní Mhaolchallann spoke to Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin, a student of Irish in Trinity College Dublin, and to Gaelchultúr’s Diarmuid Ó Mathúna about Aiséirí by Alex Hijmans.

These podcasts were recorded in Raidió na Life, 106.4fm’s studios and we are grateful to them for their support.

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