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Scread Mhaidne (eBook)

By Joe Steve Ó Neachtain, Cló Iar-Chonnacht

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Scread Mhaidne

"I don’t want little bastards like you mixin’ with well-bred people. Get out of my house now and stay out."

Such is the welcome that awaits Sorcha upon returning from her mother’s burial when she is cruelly evicted from her home by her aunt, aptly nicknamed Buffalo. This absorbing novel moves from Limerick to Spiddal, Galway, and to England as Sorcha searches for the truth about her past – who her mother was, and why she gave her up for adoption. Although ostensibly describing a tragic story, the book is nonetheless highly entertaining and funny in parts. It is written in lyrical Connemara Irish, and the absorbing plot makes it a page-turner, as one would expect from this nationally-acclaimed author.

Joe Steve Ó Neachtain was born and reared in An Cré Dubh, Spiddal, Co. Galway, where he lived until he passed away in 2020 and he is sorely missed by his wife Máirín, his children and extended family and all who knew him. He was well-known throughout the country for his part in the TG4 soap opera Ros na Rún. A prolific writer, Scread Mhaidne was his first novel. He also wrote short stories, pantomimes, plays, songs, poetry, scripts, sketches, agallaimh bheirte and lúibíní, not to mention his works for children and teenagers. 

He also wrote the drama series Baile an Droichid which ran for ten years on Raidió na Gaeltachta. He was awarded the Cló Iar-Chonnachta Literary Prize in 1998 for his anthology of short stories Clochmhóin, and in 2001 for his novel Lámh Láidir.

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