Visit the Cló Iar-Chonnacht Irish-language bookshop in an Cheardlann in An Spidéal and online for an unbeatable selection of books in Irish this Christmas. Enjoy discounts of up to 50% in their Christmas sale up to 23 December, in-store next to An Cheardlann in An Spidéal and online at www.cic.ie
Check out the following selection of great books available:
Books for Toddlers
A fun way to build the habit of reading from an early age. The ‘Dainín’ series of board books by local author Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin, make beautiful gifts. Remember the classic Bran series? These books are still adored by little readers. Discover new bedtime books for little ones.
Early Readers & Junior and Senior Infants
The Foclóir Beag and My First Word Book in Irish are colourful and sturdy first dictionaries for young children who are just taking their first steps in reading and writing. The award-winning An Féileacán agus an Rí picture book by Myra Zepf is a stunning collector’s item which re-tells the classic Irish myth of Éadaoin and King Mír.
Independent readers will like the hilarious Horrid Henry series available as Gaeilge as ‘Dónall Dána’ and colourful new editions of Enid Blyton classics, The Famous Five (An Cúigear Cróga) and The Secret Seven (An Seachtar Stuama).
Build on skills in Irish reading with the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series as Gaeilge (Dialann Dúradáin) or revisit Roald Dahl’s classics, like The Witches and Danny Champion of the World, all available from Cló Iar-Chonnacht.
Books for Adults in Irish
This year’s Oireachtas na Gaeilge Book of the Year Award went to Máchaill by Ré Ó Laighléis, a contemporary novel set in the aftermath of the last financial crisis. Another great publication this year was the new edition of Croí Cine by Seán de Fréine which is a unique anthology of writing that provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging journey in Irish-language writing extending from the 1600s to the end of the 20th century.
Christmas Books & Music
The Cló Iar-Chonnacht book shop stocks great Christmas albums like Carúil Nollag by the Cois Fharraige Choir, which features some of the most well-known Christmas carols sung in Irish in traditional style. Another great album is Amhráin na Nollag: Favourite Christmas songs in Irish, sung by Róisín Elsafty with music by Ronán Browne and Tony Maher on piano.
Cló Iar-Chonnacht are offering one lucky GALWAYnow follower the chance to WIN a selection of Irish books this Christmas. To enter, check out our GALWAYnow Facebook page.
Visit the Cló Iar-Chonnacht book shop website at www.cic.ie to see the full range of books available. To order by phone, call 091 593307 during business hours Monday to Friday to place your order and choose postal delivery or click and collect.