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Scéal Ghearóid Iarla

Author: 
Máire Mhac an tSaoi
Publisher(s): 
Leabhar Breac, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe
Publication Date: 
2012-01
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""I think probably fewer and fewer people speak it [Irish] from the cradle. I think it is too important a part of what makes us different from other English-speaking people for it to be entirely lost. I would be heartbroken if it were to die but I don't think I would be heartbroken if it survived as a literary language. As long as I'm alive, Irish is alive."

- Máire Mhac an tSaoi, in interview

Description

This is a historical novel about the third Earl of Desmond, Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald (1335–1398), also known as "Gearóid Iarla" (Earl Gerald).  Máire Mhac an tSaoi is a poet and scholar. She has published numerous Irish-language poems and stories, and academic articles on Irish-language writing; her memoir, The Same Age as the State, was published in 2003.

Cur síos

Is úrscéal staire é Scéal Ghearóid Iarla atá bunaithe ar phearsa aitheanta, Gearóid Mac Gearailt, 3ú hIarla Dheasumhan (1335-1398), a dtugtaí 'Gearóid Iarla' air. Is file agus scoláire í Máire Mhac an tSaoi, ar foilsíodh cuid mhór filíochta agus scéalta Gaeilge léi, mar aon le haltanna acadúla ar scríbhneoireacht na Gaeilge. Foilsíodh a cuimhní cinn, The Same Age as the State, sa bhliain 2003.

Cover image of Scéal Ghearóid Iarla
Publisher(s):
Leabhar Breac, Indreabhán, Co. na Gaillimhe