Cathal Ó Seacaigh
Cathal Ó Searcaigh along with guests will launch four new books in his home town of Gortahork.
The books are as follows: Crann na Teanga – The Language Tree is published by Irish Pages Press, Belfast. These selected poems are garnered from sixteen volumes of poetry from 1975 to 2018 and the translations are by Paddy Bushe.
Teach an Gheafta – Gate House is published by Leabhar Breac, Connemara. This contemporary and challenging novel is the first known novel to come out of Clouchaneely. It was nominated for An Post’s ‘Book of the Year’ award and has been book of the month for various Irish language groups.
Teanga na gCorr – The Language of the Cranes is published by Arlen House, Dublin. This new collection of poems and prose is a celebration of this mysterious and enigmatic bird. The central sequence was commissioned as part of major installation in An Gaileraí Gaoth Dobhair in response to Lorcán Ó Tuathail’s monumental work about the crane bird.
The View from the Glen is published by The Onslaught Press, Oxford. This selection of literary and cultural essays is written over a period of a decade. These essays document the tiny details and intimate spaces of his beloved corner of Donegal and moves into the wider world of dancing with Irish music lovers in Milwaukie and navigating the bustling streets of New Delhi.
The book launch will take place in Ostan Loch Altan, Gortahork on Saturday, March 2 at 8pm. There will be recitals by Cathal and poet and translator Paddy Bushe as well as singing by Diane Ní Chanainn and Brian (Danny Minnie) Ó Domhnaill. Refreshments will be served and this event is free and open to all the public.