Sean-Phádraic with his latest publication, "Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach/Seven Virtues of the Rising" (translated by Diarmuid de Faoite and introduced by Brendan McGowan, Galway City Museum).
First published in Irish in 1918, "Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach" is a collection of seven stories by Pádraic Ó Conaire (1882–1928), the most innovative writer to emerge from the Gaelic Revival. Although not directly concerned with the events of the 1916 Rising, the stories deal with the ways in which the revolt intervenes in the lives of ordinary Irish men and women. Arguably the first important fictional response to the Rising, this is the first time all seven stories have been translated into English; the translations are published together with the original text.
The result of a collaboation between Galway City Museum, Arlen House and Cló Iar-Chonnacht, the book has been part-funded by Galway City Council as part of its Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.
In recognition of its literary importance, "Seacht mBua an Éirí
Amach" was recently selected for inclusion in The Irish Times
and Royal Irish Academy series Modern Ireland in 100
Launch details to follow ...