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Literature in the Irish Language

A guide to Irish language literature in the Hesburgh Libraries, and to resources for the study of Irish literature and the Irish language.

Irish Reading Shelves

The Irish Reading Shelves are in the "Fishbowl", the social reading area near the west door of the library. Other languages (Japanese and Korean) are shelved in the same area.

Here you will find Asterix books, easy-to-read novels, graphic novels, children's books and translated books.

Examples:

An Sclábhaí by Colmán Ó Raghallaigh. Foreign Language Collection (Irish) PB 1399 .O734 S35 2001

Asterix i dtír na Sasanach by Goscinny and Uderzo (trans. Antain Mac Lochlainn). FLC (Irish) NC 1499 .G55 A814157 3015

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (trans. Máire Nic Mhaoláin). FLC (Irish) PR 6103 .O445 A72157 2006

An Pota Folamh: Scéal Béaloidis ón tSín by Gharlotte Guillain. FlC (Irish) PB 1225 .G85 2016

Scáil an Phríosúin by Anna Heussaff. FLC (Irish) PB 1399 .H48 S23 2015

Books for Children

Stories, verse, songs and folklore written and illustrated for children are often a pleasant and easy way to practice reading a new language. The following books are in the Hesburgh Library:

The Rhino's Specs / Spéaclaí an tSrónbheannaigh: Selected children's poems by Gabriel Rosenstock, trans. Gabriel Fitzmaurice, ill. Cliodhna Quinlan.
Mercier Press, 2002.
PB 1399 .R6 S7413 2002

An Phéist Mhór. Gabriel Rosenstock (ill. Piet Sluis).
An Gúm, 1996.
PZ 90 .I7 P545 1996

An Dá Bhróigín by Muriel O'Connor, trans. Máirtín Beausang (ill. Lynne Reece Loftus).
An Gúm, 1991.
PZ 90 .I7 D3 1991

An Gaiscíoch Beag by Dara Ó Conaola.
[An Gúm], 1979.
PZ 70 .I7 G358 1979

Cara ag Crúibín by Liam Prút. (Ill. Bernie Prendergast).
Cló Mhaigh Eo, 2005.
PB 1399 .P7 C37 2005

An Píobaire Breac, agus dánta eile do pháistí by Seán Ó Dúrois.
Coiscéim, 2004
PB 1399 .043127 R5 2004

Seoda ár Sinsear by Eddie Bheairtle Ó Conghaile.
Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1999.
PB 1399 .041241 S4 1999

Deora Draíochta by Colmán Ó Raghallaigh.
Cló Mhaigh Eo, 1999
PB 1399 .O734 D46 1999

Novels

Many novels in the Irish language area of the Hesburgh Library are written for youth or for Irish language learners. The following are examples of books that are considered accessible.

Bean i mBiarritz, by Brian Ó Dochartaí

Cois Life, 2008
PB 1399 .O4238 B43 2008

Filleann an Deamhan, by Claire Dagger;

Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2001
An Litir, by Liam Mac Cóil

Leabhar Breac, 2011

PB 1399 .M1447 L58 2011


Aiséirí by Alex Hijmans

Cois Life, 2011

PB 1400 .H55 A67 2011


Coill na Meala: Úrscéal, by B
rian Ó Baoill
Coiscéim, 2006.
PB 1399 .O19 C65 2006

Sceon na Mara, by Liam Ó Muirthile

Cois Life, 2010.

PB 1399 .O43455 S34 2010


Dioscó Dé, by Séamus. Mac Annaidh

Coiscéim, 2006

PB 1399 .M1365 D56 2006.


Buaic, by
Dermot Somers.

Cois Life, 2006

PB 1400 .S66 B83 2006


Aisling nó Iníon
A, by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Cois Life, 2015

PB 1399 .N442 A67 2015


Cúpla focal, by Anna Heussaff

Cois Life, 2007

PB 1399 .H48 C87 2007


Vortex, by Anna Heussaff

Cois Life, 2006
PB 1399 .H48 V67 2006


Bás Tobann by Anna Heussaff

Cois Life, 2004

PB 1399 .H48 B37 2004


Scáil an Phríosúin by Anna Heussaff

Cló lar-Chonnacht, 2015

PB 1399 .H48 S23 2015
 

Chagrin, by Ré. Ó Laighléis.

Cló Mhaigh Eo, 1999.

PB 1399 .O53 C53 1999


Éalú san Oíche: Scéal faoin nGorta Mór. Colmán Ó Raghallaigh. (Ill. Bernie Prendergast.)

An Gúm, 1999.
PB 1399 .O734 E35 1999


Mair, a Chapaill. Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé. (Ill. Cormac Ó Snodaigh.)
Coiscéim, 1999.
PB 1399 .O774 .M35 1999

Tearmann  by Robert Welch.
Coiscéim, 1997.
PB 1399 .W45 T43 1997