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Jimín Mháire Thaidhg (Caighdeánach)

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Almost 100 years after the publication of Jimín Mháire Thaidhg, this illustrated edition presents the greatest classic of Irish-language children’s literature in a whole new light.

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Almost 100 years after the publication of Jimín Mháire Thaidhg, this illustrated edition presents the greatest classic of Irish-language children’s literature in a whole new light.

In 1919, An Seabhac, an Irish-language activist, editor and writer, began to publish a serial story about the daily triumphs and tribulations of thirteen-year-old Jimín Mháire Thaidhg as he grew up in the Kerry Gaeltacht.

The edition of Jimín Mháire Thaidhg read by Irish school children throughout the twentieth century was a sanitised and abridged version of the original serial story, with references to matchmaking, adult relationships and death having been removed. The original text is presented here and provides a more insightful and more humorous overview of Gaeltacht practices and culture in the early twentieth century.

This elegant new edition of Jimín Mháire Thaidhg features Andrew Whitson’s remarkable illustrations that illuminate the world of Jimín and his friends.

In a scholarly introduction, Ríona Nic Congáil discusses the background to Jimín Mháire Thaidhg and the significance of the changes that were made following the first edition of the book.

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Weight 0.5 kg