In 'An Island Christmas - Nollaig Oileanach', celebrated Irish author Micheal O Conghaile takes readers on a heartfelt journey through his childhood memories of Christmas on the now-abandoned island of Connemara's Inis Treabhair. 'An Island Christmas - Nollaig Oileanach' transcends the holiday season, weaving together tales of the simple joys of Christmas on the island with the broader tapestry of childhood memories, friendships, and the cherished personalities of the island community. O Conghaile reminisces about the unique traditions and customs of his island upbringing in the 1960s and 70s in this captivating memoir. Delving into the island's social history he paints a vivid picture of family life in an intimate portrait of island culture and a pre-electric era that will captivate readers of all ages. Though the island is no longer inhabited, O Conghaile's recollections serve as a poignant reminder of the enduring importance of family, community, and the magic of childhood. Whether you are a fan of O Conghaile's previous works or new to his writing, 'An Island Christmas - Nollaig Oileanach', offers a heartfelt and enchanting glimpse into a bygone era, making it a delightful read for any time of the year. An inspiring insight into the life of a passionate artist and powerhouse behind the resurgence of Irish language writing and publishing, witness O Conghaile's journey from an eager young boy tapping away on a typewriter to the founder of renowned publishing house Clo Iar-Chonnacht. Translated from the Irish by Micheal O hAodha.
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Date of Publication: 28/10/2023