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Cumar an Dá Shruth

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Two parallel stories intertwine in this second novel from author Annette Byrne: the story of Saoirse, working in 2019 as an intern
in an archaeological recruitment agency; and the story of Dar Lughdach (pronounced Dar Ludoch),
who took over from Saint Brigid as Abbess of the mixed sex monastery founded by Brigid in the 5th
century. Though the two stories differ greatly in time and style, they are intimately

Both Saoirse and Dar Lughdach are down in the dumps because of their work and life in general –
disappointment in love in particular. On the advice of her mother, Neil, and her boss Liadán, Saoirse
agrees to spend three days in Brú Bhríde, a spirituality centre situated on the site of Saint Brigid’s
original monastery. She takes part in a psychodrama workshop, working on a play about the love affair between Dar Lughdach and the monk Dallán, and the resulting tension between Dar Lughdach and Saint Brigid.

Saoirse reveals her thoughts through the internal monologue, as well as through the letters she writes to Dylan (her former lover) and Darena (the workshop facilitator). Dar Lughdach tells her story to her
bondswoman as they await results of a vote to decide whether Dar Lughdach will remain in her job as Abbess.

Annette Byrne is originally from Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Ireland. She is currentlly living in Esnandes, a
village on the west coast of France, near La Rochelle.
Coiscéim published her first novel Scaoilim Uaim Thú in 2019.

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Weight .5 kg