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Jackie Mac Donncha Cló Iar-Chonnacht Writer of the Month, May 2019

Jackie Mac Donncha Cló Iar-Chonnacht Writer of the Month, May 2019 Monday, 13th May, 2019

Cló Iar-Chonnacht are delighted to say that we will be continuing with our series of readings in the Cló Iar-Chonnacht book shop in May 2019. Our guest writer of the month for May 2019 is Jackie Mac Donncha. Born in Cill Chiaráin, Connemara, in 1946, Jackie still lives in the area. His first poems were published in the collection 'An Chéad Chló' published by Cló Iar-Chonnacht in 1997.

He writes poetry, stories and songs and some of his songs were featured in the collection Réalta which was produced by Raidió na Gaeltachta in 1995 and 1996. His books are as follows: Gaineamh Séidte, (poetry, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2003), Aileach (novel, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2010), Bróga Johnny Thomáis (short stories, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2013), An Mianadóir (young people's fiction, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2015). 

We will be offering a 50% discount on Jackie Mac Donncha's books in the Cló Iar-Chonnacht book shop in Spiddal and online during the month of May, 2019. 

This event is in the Irish-language. 


Bróga Johnny Thomáis
Bróga Johnny Thomáis

The first prize in the Cló Iar-Chonnacht Literature Award was awarded to Jackie Mac Donncha for his short story collection, Bróga Johnny Thomáis, that deals with: love and heartache, ageing, the...

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An Mianadóir
An Mianadóir

A novella for young readers by Jackie Mac Donncha. Suitable for readers between 13 and 16 years of age. A man returns to the place where he grew up after he has spent many years abroad. But he...

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