An Leabhar Mòr

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Featuring the work of more than 200 poets, calligraphers and artists, An Leabhar Mòr is a unique collection of Irish and Gaelic poetry, from the sixth century to the present day, and includes the earliest Gaelic poem in existence.

Poets include Iain Crichton Smith, Louis de Paor, Sorley MacLean, Aonghas Dubh MacNeacail, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Máirtín Ó Direáin. Each poem appears in the original Irish or Gaelic, accompanied by an English translation.

One hundred artists (50 from each country) were specially commissioned to produce an original and individual work of art to complement each poem. They include Robert Ballagh, Steven Campbell, Shane Cullen, Alan Davie, Rita Duffy and Alasdair Gray.

A major art exhibition, featuring all of the original artwork from An Leabhar Mòr, tours internationally. It has been enjoyed by over 100,000 people in Scotland alone.

Originally published by Canongate but out of print for many years, the book is now available again due to popular demand.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847171139
Publisher: O'Brien
Publication Date:
15 August 2008
Format: Hardback
Language: English / Scottish Gaelic / Irish
Pages: 336 p.

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