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Katfish agus Scéalta Eile

By Cló Iar-Chonnacht, Ógie Ó Céilleachair

Reference: 9781784441739  

Age-group: 13 - 15 years of age.

A new book by a young author whose first book, Cúpla, for a young people’s audience has been widely read and enjoyed across Ireland. This collection of short stories is connected by the thread of dealing with life’s most timeless challenges; love and hatred, growth and decay, falling and getting back up again. A shop-boy who dreams of escape, memories of a harsh Christmas, a husband who looks after his wife, even after she has passed away, the tragic death of a brother through neglect, two friends who have an exclusively online relationship and each of whom are hiding something from the other. 

Ógie Ó Céilleachair

Ógie Ó Céilleachair is a native of An Rinn Gaeltacht area in Co. Waterford. Following his education at the local primary and secondary schools in An Rinn, he went on to achieve an honours degree in Bachelor of Arts from UCC. Following this he graduated with first class honours in a Higher Diploma of Education degree from National University of Ireland Galway.

He then achieved a first class Masters Degree in Language Learning from Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUIG. Ógie spends his time between An Rinn and Limerick. He is employed as a teacher of history, Irish and drama in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, where he writes & produces a play with transition years annually. Katfish agus Scéalta Eile is his third publication. He has published a history text book in Irish for Junior Cert students. In 2011 he published a novel for teenagers Cúpla with Cló Iar-Chonnacht. 

Price: €8.00

Product Reviews

Katfish agus Scéalta Eile, review by Aonghus Ó hAlmhain, Gobblefunked.com, 18 October, 2017. (see Leagan Gaeilge for full review).

A collection of dark realistic short stories, completely contemporary. Written for teenagers between 13 and 15 and treating topical issues effectively without shying from painful issues. Older readers will enjoy it also. There are a few minor slips by the author, but none mar the stories.

Ceist an emoji agus eile faoi chaibidil in Katfish, alt ar RTE.ie, 24 Lúnasa, 2017.

Craoladh clár speisialta den Saol Ó Dheas ó Rinn Ua gCuanach le déanaí, áit ar labhair Helen Ní Shé le hÓgie Ó Céilleachair, a bhfuil cnuasach gearrscéalta dírithe ar dhaoine óga foilsithe aige le déanaí.


Katfish agus Scéalta Eile, teideal an leabar nua atá scríofa ag Ógie Ó Céilleachair agus foilsithe ag Cló Iar-Chonnacht.

Deir Ógie gur thóg sé trí nó ceithre seachtaine air athscríobh a dhéanamh ar trí nó ceithre de bhlianta de smaointí leis a gcnuasach gearrscéalta a thabhairt le chéile. Múinteoir meánscoile is ea Ógie atá ag obair i Luimneach i láthair na huaire, chuige sin, tá sé ciallmhar go dtabharfadh sé faoi leabhar atá dírithe ar dhéagóirí.

Deir sé go mbíonn 'taithí laethúil' aige le daoine óga ón obair a dhéanann sé. Thug Helen cnuasach 'ildánach' air ach go bhfuil daoine óga i ngach aon cheann acu. Luann Ó Céilleachair go bhfuil cuid de na scéalta a chloistear ar na meáin maidir le sárú phríobháideachas na ndaoine óga faoi chaibidil aige sa chunuasach.

Admhaíonn Ó Céillchair go bhfuil nósanna scríbhneoireachta cothaithe aige 'na scéalta próis a scríobhaim, bíonn siad dorcha go go leor agus ansin na rudaí a chuirim ar stáitse ag an Oireachtas, bíonn siad greannmhar, nó tá siad in ainm agus a bheith greann mhar, pé scéal e.

Thug an t-údar blaiseadh dá dhaltaí sular foilsíodh iad ar mhaithe le cruinneas ach go háirithe maidir le ceist na n-emojis... ar eagla go mbeadh cuma seanfhaiseanta ar an téacs!

Maidir le réim teanga, deir Ógie go mbíonn claonadh aige ar shimplíocht agus go mbíonn sé 'ar m'intinn agam gur fhoghlaimeoirí a bheidh á léamh ach bainim triail as rud nó dhó canúnach a shleamhnú isteach, faoi shrón an eagarthóra.'