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Scothscéalta – bi-lingual reading of the Stories of Padraig Ó Conaire le Diarmuid de Faoite

Gaeilge G
May 06 2024

Monday / Dé Luain

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Venue / Áit

An Café Liteartha
Free / Saor in aisce

Compiled and edited by Tomás de Bhaldraithe and published in 1966, Pádraic Ó Conaire’s ‘Best Stories’ or ‘Scothscéalta,’ became, for generations of Irish students, their first introduction to the oeuvre of the author regarded by many as the father of the modern Irish short story genre. Diarmuid de Faoite’s translation brings, for the first time ever, this seminal collection into the world of English literature while Arlen House’s bilingual publication, with fascinating introductions by Dr. Pádraigín Riggs and Brendan McGowan, offers both easy access and equal pleasure to readers in either language into the universality of this greatly loved author.

Ní bréag a rá go mba mhór an oscailt súl is an spreagadh é dos na glúnta de scoláirí Gaeilge an cnuasach cumasach sin, ’Scothscéalta’, leis an údar Pádraic Ó Conaire, a céad foilsíodh i 1966. 58 mbliana ina dhiaidh sin tá na scéalta chomh huilíoch agus corraitheach is a bhí siad riamh agus Diarmuid de Faoite i ndiaidh iad a oscailt amach do dhomhan mór an litríocht Bhéarla. Tabharfaidh an foilseachán dátheangach seo ó Arlen House gach pléisiúr do léitheoirí Gaeilge agus Bhéarla ar aon chomh maith le solas a scaladh ar thábhacht an Chonairigh i dtraidisiún litríochta na hÉireann agus na hEorpa.