Áine Uí Fhoghlú ag síniú cóipeanna de Scéalta agus Seanchas – Potatoes, Children & Seaweed ag The Book Centre, Port Láirge ar Mí na Nollaig 8, 2019

Síniú Leabhair i bPort Láirge
Áine, le bainisteoir The Book Centre, John Cotter ag síniú an leabhair, mí na Nollaig 2019

Is as Gaeltacht na Rinne, Co. Phortláirge í Áine Uí Fhoghlú, iarmhúinteoir meánscoile agus iarchraoltóir raidió. Anois ag scríobh go lánaimseartha. Tá cúig shaothar ficsin foilsithe aici mar aon le trí chnuasach filíochta agus leabhar de bhéaloideas agus stair áitiúil ó Ghaeltacht na nDéise bunaithe ar shraith d’agallaimh a dhein sí i dtosach na 1990daí. Bunchéim aici sa Ghaeilge agus sa Léann Dúchais ó Choláiste na hOllscoile, Corcaigh agus céim MPhil le saothar taighde ar dheilbhíocht canúna Ghaeilge na nDéise. Aoi-chainteanna tugtha go minic aici ar ghnéithe den stair áitiúil, den chanúint agus den mbéaloideas áitiúil agus ar amhráin agus amhránaithe na nDéise. Léigh an beathaisnéis iomlán anseo


Léirmheasanna de Scéalta agus Seanchas – Potatoes, Children and Seaweed

Joe Duffy, Liveline, RTÉ radio 1, Dec 19th, 2019:

This is a ‘Guiness Book of Records production’! … just in terms of social history it’s a superb piece… look at that magnificent double-page photograph of The Square in Dungarvan in 1900, you could spend hours looking at that photograph and it would tell you so much about life in Ireland nearly a century and a half ago.

Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin, University College, Cork:

This book is a work of art. It surely qualifies as a candidate for ‘Book of the Year’ in any language… which will be valued for generations to come.

Irish Examiner Weekend 28.12.2019:

Every so often a book will land on your desk that craves immediate attention… To say it is a magnificent production is somewhat of an understatement… For non-Irish speakers, English language tales are provided at the end of each chapter and of the more than 260 historical photographs each has a bilingual caption which gives it a wide audience appeal.

Léigh an léirmheas iomlám anseo: https://www.pressreader.com/ireland/irish-examiner-weekend/20191228/282372631526649

Author and broadcaster Damien Tiernan:

 Áine Uí Fhoghlú is a superb writer and insightful chronicler of people, places and the past.  Her creativity is based in her close connection with coastal and fishing communities. I would highly recommend this book.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta broadcaster, Helen Ní Shé:

This is a significant work on the dialect and history of the West Waterford Gaeltacht…. which pays homage to the great people of the West Waterford Gaeltacht.

Broadcaster, author, poet and former Irish Times journalist, Catherine Foley:

This is a remarkable, important, beguiling, beautiful book packed with stories, memories and wonderful photographs and pictures. Áine Uí Fhoghlú has captured the vibrancy, humour, depth and humanity of Gaeltacht na nDéise as it was in the time of our fathers.

Chairperson, Foras na Gaeilge and former Director General of TG4, Pól Ó Gallchóir:

This book gives a sharp insight into this particular community and the traditions and folklore associated with the area.

Roghnaithe mar “Book of the Week” ag paipéir nuachta Waterford Today, 18.12.2019.

Roghnaithe ag Cathy Desmond ó The Irish Examiner mar ceann de buaicphointíin na bliana 18.12.2019.