An Nollaig Thiar
Suitable for young readers (5th & 6th Class) and general readership.
A new edition of Breandán Ó hEithir’s classic memoir of Christmas as a boy growing up on Inis Mór in the Aran Islands.
This is a new edition of Breandán Ó hEithir’s classic account of his life growing up on Inis Mór in the Aran Islands in the 1930s and 1940s. First published by Poolbeg Presss in 1989, this is a new edition published by Cló Iar-Chonnacht and featuring artwork on the cover by the artist Cyril Ó Flaithearta who is also from Inis Mór and still lives and works there.
“First published as a book for children, over 6,000 copies of An Nollaig Thiar were sold. It is a wonderful book for both young and old and it is a lovely piece of writing.” – Liam Mac Con Iomaire, Breandan Ó hEithir: Iomramh Aonair.
This is a very enjoyable book in which Ó hEithir gives an intimate account of his boyhood on Inis Mór. Ó hEithir’s memoir brings life and vibrancy to his memories of daily life in the 1930s and 1940s on the Aran Islands.