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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 Póilí is 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 is situated 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

Imram is 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.com was set up by Gaelchultúr Teo in 2004. The project encourages people in Ireland and all over the world to form book clubs for Irish language books. The site promotes one book a month, and provides a platform for discussion 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

Publishers

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

  • An Gúm

    angum@forasnagaeilge.ie

    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

    cairco@eircom.net

    Books based on the subject of spirituality. 

  • Cló Iar-Chonnachta

    www.cic.ie

    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. 

  • Coiscéim

    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

    www.coislife.ie

    Literature and academic subjects.

  • Dalen Éireann

    daleneireann.com

    dalen@daleneireann.com

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

  • LeabhairCOMHAR

    comhar.blogspot.com

    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)

    foilspiorad@gmail.com

    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

    eolas@leabharbreac.com www.leabharbreac.com

    Literature in Irish of a high-standard

  • Móinín

    moinin@eircom.net

    Irish and English language literature for children and for adults.

  • Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhe

    mus@cfcd.net www.corca-dhuibhne.com

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

  • Púca Press

    leib@pucapress.com www.pucapress.com

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

  • Sáirséal – Ó Marcaigh: Cló Iar-Chonnachta

    www.cic.ie

    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.