Saturday, July 05, 2008

Coiscéim launch new book by Máire Ui Fhlatharta in Ballybane Library.

Coiscéim, one of the most enterprising publishers in the Irish language, launch new book by Máire Ui Fhlatharta in Ballybane Library.
The publishers Coiscéim have been in existence since 1980 when Pádraig Ó Snodaigh, who was chairman of Clódhanna Teo at the time, established the company. Coiscéim have published around seven hundred books to date making them the largest private publishers in Ireland.

A large number of people gathered in Ballybane Library on Saturday June 21st for the launch of their latest publication Na Gabh Thar Ti Stiofáin by Máire Ui Fhlatharta.

The launch was performed by the Mayor of Galway, Councillor Tom Costelloe.
In Na Gabh Thar Ti Stiofáin, Máire Ui Fhlatharta tells of Klaus von Rhode who is a famous soldier in the German army, but he does not agree in the least with the harsh treatment that Hitler and his followers are meting out to the country’s Jews. His wife is a Jewess, and she and their daughters suffer under the heavy hands of the Nazis. Klaus is trying to ensure that his son escapes their clutches.

Our photographs show Máire Ui Fhlatharta, in the company of the Mayor of Galway, receiving a bouquet of flowers from Siobhan Arkins, Executive Librarian, Ballybane Library. Our second photograph shows family and friends of Máire Ui Fhlatharta gathering for the launch.

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