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Irish Language Books- New Publications Listed

Where to find them?

Conradh na Gaeilge run an Irish language bookshop at 6 Harcourt Street, open 9.30 – 17.30 Monday to Friday and 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturdays. 

Litríocht sell a wide range of Irish language books online, which you can order for delivery.

An Ceathrú Póilíis an independent Irish language book shop, situated in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich in Belfast.  They open from 9:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday, and 9:30 to 17:00 on Saturdays. 

Loveleabhargaeilge.com sells a range of Irish language books for both child and adult readers. 

An Siopa Gaeilge issituated in Gleann Cholm Cille, Donegal. It is run by Oideas Gael, who have been teaching Irish to adult learners since 1984. The shop specializes in material suitable for the Irish language learner and teacher, as well as material for children and traditional music resources. 

Gaelchultúr provide not only a range of Irish language books, but also a selection of CD’s, greetings cards, t-shirts and games. 

Festivals, events and clubs

Imramis a yearly Irish language literature festival, which was set up in 2014. It aims to promote modern Irish language books and literature through a wide range of event in Dublin city. 

Clubleabhar.comwas set up by Gaelchultúr Teo in 2004. The project encourages people inIreland and all over the world to form book clubs for Irish language books. The site promotes one book a month, and provides a platform fordiscussion and support.

17 books to read for the adult learner

Here are some recommendations from the network of Irish Language Teachers for Adults (Múinteoirí Gaeilge d’Aosaigh). 

  1. Éalú, Áine Ní Fhoghlú
  2. Dúnmharú ar an Dart, R Ó Báille
  3. Tuairimí, Honor Mhic Giolla Chlaoin
  4. Na Lucha ag Rince, M Ó Ruairc
  5. Taibhsí an Locha, Antain Mac Lochlainn
  6. An Geall, Liam Mac Uistín
  7. An Mianadóir, Jackie Mac Donncha
  8. An Strainséir, Brian Ó Tiomáin
  9. Míle Murdar, Mícheál Ó Ruairc
  10. An Gaeilgeoir Grámhar, Alan Desmond
  11. Samhradh an Chéasta, Catherine Foley
  12. Teach na gColúr, Aisling Ní Leidhin and Liam Mac Amhlaigh
  13. An Bealach Cóir, Pól Ó Muirí
  14. Fianaise, Mícheál Ó Ruairc
  15. Cathair an Tíogair, Feargal Ó Dubhghaill
  16. Nuair a Stadann an Ceol, Marie Whelton
  17. Bóthar na Rós, Orna Ní Choileáin


Below is a list of Irish language book publishers, along with their contact details. 

An Gúm

www.gaeilge.ie State Publisher for Irish Language books –  they manly print books for you people, children, schhol books and dictionaries. 

An Sagart

pof@diseart.ie www.ansagart.ie
An Sagart publish books for students, scholarly series and journals  as well as modern literature both prose, poetry, spirituality, theology and drama

An tSnáthaid Mhór

antsnathaidmhor.blogspot.com andrewwhitson@hotmail.com
Irish language books for young people and children illustrated with beautiful pictures.

Cló Chaisil

Books based on the subject of spirituality. 

Cló Iar-Chonnachta

Cló Iar-Chonnacht publish booksin Irish and Irish music. They sell a wide range of books and albums on their website and from the book shop in Conamara.

Cló Mhaigh Eo

colmanor@anu.ie www.leabhar.com
Beautiful books for children and young people. 


coisceim@dublin.ie www.coisceim.ie
Leading publishers who print general books in Irish. They have printed thousands of titles both modern prose and poetry in Irish.

Cois Life

Literature and academic subjects.

Dalen Éireann

Dalen Éireann publishes Asterix and Tintin in Irish and in other Celtic languages


The book publishing company COMHAR was re-established in 2010 to develop Irish language modern literature. It is the aim of this company to facilitate and foster new writers on a continuous basis and it is developing an new book series at the moment.

Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge

Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge
There are well-written, well-translate,and edited versions of works that are over 100 years old printed by Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge.

Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta (FÁS)

Publishers who print spirituality books and the magazine An Timire.

Futa Fata

eolas@futafata.com www.futafata.com
Music label and publisher who provide books and CDs in Irish for young people and children.

Leabhar Breac

Literature in Irish of a high-standard


Irish and English language literature for children and for adults.

Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhe

Specialists who print books and CDs which are strongly linked to the Kerry Gaeltacht.

Púca Press

A small publishing company who print hand printed special versions of books in Irish and in other languages

Sáirséal – Ó Marcaigh: Cló Iar-Chonnachta

Under was under Cló Iar-Chonnachta that Sáirséal – Ó Marcaigh was established. The compnay was initially established under the name Sáirséal and Dill, that brought the work of many poets and writers into the 20th century.

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