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Saturday, September 16, 2006

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Read Ireland Book Reviews – Issue 354 -------------------------------------- Michael Collins and the Women Who Spied for Ireland by Meda Ryan (Paperback; 13 Euro / 16.50 USD / 9.50 UK; 225 pages) Michael Collins has exercised an enduring fascination since his untimely death in 1922 at the age of thirty-one. This is the first book to concentrate on an aspect of his life and work hitherto overlooked: the crucial role played by women in his personal and working life. From his boyhood in an overwhelmingly female household in West Cork onwards, women brought out the best in him and he brought out the best in women. Susan Killeen, his first girlfriend from his London days, remained a steadfast ally throughout the years of the Troubles. From 1917, his girlfriend, Madeline (Dilly) Dicker, vivacious and talented, helped to ease the burden of his huge workload as well as acting as a secret agent. Society ladies Moya Llewylen Davies and Lady Hazel Lavery were conduits between Collins and the British Establishment and active participants in his work of espionage. In the final years of his life the true romantic passion between him and Kitty Kiernan is testified to by their frequent correspondence. These woman and many others who participated in the national struggle, women such as Kathleen Clarke, Leslie Price de Barra, Peg Barrett, Nancy O'Brien, Madge Hales and Collins's sister Mary Collins Powell, are woven into this fascinating narrative of Collins's life. -------------------------------------- Ireland’s Minstrel: A Life of Tom Moore Poet, Patriot and Byron’s Friend by Linda Kelly (Hardback; 30 Euro / 36 USD / 20 UK; 250 pages) 'He will live in his "Irish Melodies", they will go down to posterity with the music; both will last as long as Ireland, or as music and poetry' - Lord Byron. In this enthralling new biography of Thomas Moore, Linda Kelly evokes the life and times of a great Irish writer - romantic poet, political satirist, pioneering biographer and above all creator of the "Irish Melodies", those heartfelt lyrics set to traditional Irish airs by which he is best remembered. Tom Moore, a Dublin grocer's son, was a student at Trinity College, Dublin, at the time of the doomed Irish rising of 1798. The experience intensified his sense of identity as an Irish Catholic, and though his charm and talents won him entry to the highest reaches of English society, he never lost sight of his own country's causes, and through his songs and satires became one of Ireland's most eloquent and persuasive advocates. Immensely successful in his lifetime, though always dogged by poverty, Moore was ranked with Walter Scott and Byron; his oriental epic Lalla Rookh was more widely translated than any other poem of the period. But like most modern readers Moore himself was in no doubt about the pre-eminence of the Irish Melodies, still known and loved on both sides of the Atlantic. The recent discovery of Moore's original journals provides fascinating new material on Moore's social and literary life, not least the vexed episode of the burning of Byron's memoirs. Linda Kelly draws extensively on these to give a warm and insightful picture of one of the most delightful figures of the age, capturing the charm of Whig society and casting new light on his relationship with Byron. ------------------------------------ Ireland and the Global Question by Michael J. O’Sullvan (Hardback; 30 Euro / 39 USD / 21 UK; 215 pages) Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General "Ireland and the Global Question" is a sound intellectual journey Professor Cormac Ó Gráda, University College Dublin This book about globalization is also global in its references and its reading. I don’t know anything quite like it. Ireland is often used as a test case for globalisation, and it has been heralded as one of the great success stories. Michael O'Sullivan presents the globalisation of Ireland in the context of international trends in economics, international relations and politics. His multi-disciplinary approach uncovers many of the weaknesses that lie behind the complacent and cliched view of the Celtic Tiger. In the examination of Ireland's great leap forward from developing to post-industrial economy, "Ireland and the Global Question" offers valuable lessons for other countries. -------------------------------------- The Phoenix Park Murders: Conspiracy, Betrayal and Retribution by Senan Molony (Paperback; 13 Euro / 16.50 USD / 9.50 UK; 280 pages) In May, 1882, the Number One administrator of the British government in Ireland and his Number Two are assassinated by men wielding deadly surgical knives, while the pair are walking in the Phoenix Park. The killings are witnessed from the Viceregal Lodge, now Aras an Uachtarain, the official residence of her majesty's representative in Ireland. One of the dead men is Lord Frederick Cavendish - who is married to the niece of the prime minister, William Ewart Gladstone. The other man is Thomas Henry Burke, the head of the Irish Civil Service, a man denounced by Nationalists as the leading 'Castle Rat' in the British 'occupation'. The British government must solve this crime. But there are no clues. The witness descriptions are inconclusive and the local police do not know where to begin. Forensic evidence is non-existent, and they must try to penetrate the Fenian underworld. But even here, no one knows anything because the audacious crime has been carried out by an entirely new group, one styling itself the 'Irish Invincibles'. ----------------------------------- The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story by Angela Bourke (Paperback 14 Euro / 18 USD / 9 UK; 240 pages) In 1895 twenty-six-year-old Bridget Cleary disappeared from her house in rural Tipperary. At first, some said that the fairies had taken her into their stronghold in a nearby hill, from where she would emerge, riding a white horse. But then her badly burned body was found in a shallow grave. Her husband, father, aunt and four cousins were arrested and charged, while newspapers in nearby Clonmel, and then in Dublin, Cork, London and further afield attempted to make sense of what had happened. In this lurid and fascinating episode, set in the last decade of the nineteenth century, we witness the collision of town and country, of storytelling and science, of old and new. The torture and burning of Bridget Cleary caused a sensation in 1895 which continues to reverberate more than a hundred years later. ------------------------------------ In St Patrick’s Footsteps by Alf McCreary (Paperback; 10 Euro / 13 USD / 7 UK; 130 pages) When St. Patrick first set foot in Ireland, it was as a captured slave with an uncertain future in a little-known country. But following his conversion and eventual escape back to his homeland (thought to be either in Wales or Scotland), he had a dream which changed his life and the future of Ireland and so Patrick came back to Ireland as a missionary. Alf McCreary takes us back through time "In St Patrick's Footsteps" to the places which the saint visited according to folklore, explaining the events which happened at each place. Even today, many of the places can be seen by visitors and Alf includes directions and visitor information for each. The locations include: Downpatrick, Saul, St. Patrick Cathedral in Dublin, Armagh, Croagh Patrick, Lough Derg, Slemish and many more. ----------------------------------- Gridlock: Dublin’s Transport Crisis and the Future of the City by James Wickham (Paperback; 14 Euro / 17 USD / 9 UK; 256 pages) This book explains how Dublin - Ireland - got into its current transport mess and shows that its consequences are worse than we think. As a case study, it is a lesson for any major city worldwide. Living in Dublin without a car is almost impossible. This is not some inevitable by-product of the 'Celtic Tiger', since international comparisons show that inhabitants of wealthy and economically successful cities often have comparatively low levels of car usage. Dublin has become car dependent due to a lack of planning and as a result of extensive suburban sprawl, road development and no coordinated integrated public transport network. For Dublin, the slogan 'Boston or Berlin' is optimistic - the most likely destination is not even Los Angeles but Bangkok, the world's most famous traffic jam. This book maps a road for change for an issue that effects everyone in greater Dublin. -------------------------------------- The Creaky Traveler in Ireland: Clare, Kerry and West Cork: A Journey for the Mobile but Not Agile by Warren Rovetch (Paperback; 17 Euro / 21 USD / 12 UK; 295 pages) This is the second in Warren Rovetch's "Creaky Traveler" series of entertaining and informative travelogues that include tips for "the mobile but not agile". This time, Rovetch goes to the Irish counties of Clare, Kerry, and West Cork, staying in charming B&Bs but also getting to know the locals. He mixes history and culture with sightseeing to give us a very personal look at the places and people he visits. Warren Rovetch, whose unique travelogue of his trek through Scotland was recommended by NPR, now brings to life the culture, history, and wondrous natural beauty of Ireland. Part travel story and part guidebook - but all charm and wit - this book transports us to another culture. Interesting for all readers, "The Creaky Traveler in Ireland" is a holiday in itself. It will appeal to all those who, while not planning a trip, are nonetheless captivated by the culture and natural beauty of the Emerald Isle. Particularly helpful to more mature travelers, the book includes lots of advice for executing smooth trips. ---------------------------------- Unsung Hero by Kevin Fulton (Hardback; 25 Euro / 30 USD / 17 UK; 256 pages) Early on a Saturday morning in August 1998, a car was parked in Omagh's high street. By the afternoon, the pavements had filled with shoppers, and then explosives packed inside the vehicle detonated. The force of the blast blew babies across the street, and tore the limbs from children. One body was identified only by its fingerprints. It was the worst single atrocity of the Troubles. Only it could have been avoided. Kevin Fulton had infiltrated the IRA. When news came to him of the planned attack, he handed the information on to his handlers. It was ignored. This is just one of the revelations in this, the most significant book ever to be published about the ongoing war in Northern Ireland. Unsung Hero is a nail-biting, controversial and explosive book; it will profoundly change the way the Troubles are viewed, and it will cause a stir in the highest echelons of government. ------------------------------------ The Far Side of the World: Irish Servicemen in the Korean War, 1950-53 by James Durney (Trade Paperback; 15 Euro / 18 USD / 11 UK; 250 pages) On 25 June 1950 the North Korean People’s Army launched a surprise attack across the 38th Parallel, the border between communist North Korea and the Republic of South Korea. Within days American ground troops were committed to Korea and with them many Irishmen, recent emigrants to America, who were serving in the US Army on occupation duties in Japan. Several weeks later more Irish soldiers arrived as Britain committed a brigade to the United Nations cause. Hundreds of Irishmen from the Royal Ulster Rifles and the Irish Hussars arrived in the besieged port of Pusan preparing for the UN breakout and re-conquest of South Korea and the re-unification of all Korea by force of arms. This UN mandate was interrupted by the intervention of China and the Korean War dragged on for another three years resulting in millions of casualties. This is the first book to access the involvement of Irish soldiers in the Korean War, the first conflict of the Cold War. ------------------------------------ Con Cremin: Ireland’s Wartime Diplomat by Niall Keogh (Trade Paperback; 20 Euro / 26 USD / 14 UK; 352 pages) Relying on a range of personal papers and diplomatic material from Ireland and France, "Con Cremin: Ireland's Wartime Diplomat" is the first biography of this leading Irish career diplomat. Cremin was sent to all of the major Irish missions abroad, Paris and Vichy in the late 1930s, Berlin during the later years of the war, on to Lisbon before concluding his service back in headquarters in Dublin. His diplomatic life was fascinating largely because of the timing and relevance of his postings. His career gives many insights into the role of the Irish state in a time of upheaval in Europe. --------------------------------- Golf Map of Ireland (Map; 8 Euro / 10 USD / 6 UK) This is a full colour map at 7.5 miles to 1 inch with golf courses clearly shown. 18 and 9 hole courses are plotted on the map and listed with their website address and telephone numbers. Main features include: This clear touring map includes all the golf courses in Ireland that are affiliated with the 'Golfing in Ireland' association. They are clearly marked up and cross referenced to a listing on the front of the map. It includes: clear easy-to-use road map at a scale of 7.5 miles to 1 inch; both 18 and 9 hole golf courses clearly marked; website addresses and telephone numbers for all golf courses listed; full index to place names; large scale inset maps of Dublin and Belfast; Tourist Information Centres marked on the map. Area of coverage includes the whole of Ireland. Who the map is of interest to: This is the ideal map for those planning a golfing holiday in Ireland. The quality of the detailed road map base also makes this a perfect product for general sightseeing and touring. ------------------------------------- Available Again in an Updated Edition: ------------------------------------- The Mob: The History of Irish Gangsters in America by James Durney (Trade Paperback; 16 Euro / 20 USD / 11 UK; 330 pages) The Irish Criminal gangs of America first surfaced in New York in the 1830s and from then until the present they have been a major force in organised crime. Irish gangsters dominated organised crime long before the mafia had appeared in the New World. The slums of America`s big cities produced some of the most vicious hoodlums who have left their mark on that country`s criminal history. Legs Diamond, Mad Dog Coll, Bugs Moran and Cockeye Dunn were all the products of the American dream turned sour. This is their story, beginning with the birth of organised crime through the turbulent Civil War, Prohibition and the founding of the present day Syndicate. It is a fascinating and rich account. Updated & Expanded reprint edition includes three further chapters dealing with Whitey Bulger’s bloody rise and fall; Henry Hill’s continuing mob career after he went in to the Witness Protection Program; and new revelations about the Jummy Hoffa murder by Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran. ------------------------------------ Highlights from the Previous Issue: ----------------------------------- The Singer and the Song: Sixty Irish Songwriters and their Favourite Songs by Audrey Healy (Large Format Paperback; (Publisher’s Recommended Price: 16.50 Euro) Read Ireland Book Review Price: 14 Euro / 18 USD / 9.50 UK; 282 pages) How many times have you heard a song and wondered what it's all about? This book offers readers a unique insight into the origin of well-known popular songs in Ireland today and will uncover the real story behind the favourite songs of some of Ireland's most well-known composers. In an unusual and thought-provoking collection, this group of recording artists tell us why they decided to record a certain song and invites readers to listen to the songs in a whole new light. Covering all genres, it will include contributions from artists such as Luka Bloom, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Sharon Shannon, Johnny Logan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Charlie McGettigan, The Stunning, Roesy, Mundy, Liam Lawton, Don Baker, John Spillane and many, many more. Half of the royalties from this book will go to Brainwave, the Irish Epilepsy Association, I hope that their involvement will help show people that living with epilepsy is not the end of the world and that there is help out there. --------------------------------------- Rachel’s Favourite Food at Home by Rachel Allen (Hardback; (Publisher’s Recommended Price: 27 Euro) Read Ireland Book Review Price: 22 Euro / 29 USD / 15 UK; 226 pages, with full colour illustrations throughout) If you've ever prayed for inspiration for interesting food to prepare and serve at home, Rachel Allen's "Food at Home" serves up the answers. In this beautifully illustrated cookbook to accompany her latest TV series, Rachel Allen once again offers the delicious, inspiring and easy to follow recipes for which she has become famous. "Rachel's Favourite Food at Home" draws on international influences, classic regional fare and good old family favourites to provide creative options for every occasion, whether planning a simple family meal, hosting a festive dinner for the entire clan, squeezing in a sneaky romantic meal for two, heading out for a glorious picnic, chilling out on the sofa with your favourite comfort food, or spending time baking muffins with the kids. The chapters include: Easy Family Food; Sweet Celebrations; Picnics and Days Out; Food for Children; Extended Family Meals; Dining Al Fresco; Home Cinema; Big Celebrations; Edible Gifts; and, Just Like Mum Used to Make. -------------------------------------- The Sheriff: A Detective’s Story by Gerry O’Carroll (Large Format Paperback; (Publisher’s Recommended Price: 18 Euro) Read Ireland Book Review Price: 16 Euro / 21 USD / 11 UK; 352 pages) Since Gerry O'Carroll joined Ireland's Garda in the early 1970s, there has been much bloodshed and plenty of controversy. As one of the force's most distinguished detective inspectors, he has seen his fair share of both. Following his first posting as an officer on the beat in Rathfarham, County Dublin, Gerry spent three decades investigating some of the country's most high-profile crimes and here he explains the motives behind them and reveals the confessions that led to convictions. The Kerry Babies case split the nation and Gerry was at the centre of the debate. In "The Sheriff", he shares his thoughts on the tragedy, along with his experiences as an officer at the height of the Troubles. Following his retirement from the force, Gerry has become a popular columnist with the Evening Herald and is in demand on radio and television for his views on crime. He most famously helped Jon Voight to prepare for his performance as an Irish policeman in John Boorman's The General. The film was based on the life of Martin Cahill, a gangster vigorously pursued by Gerry. "The Sheriff" recounts Gerry's story from his Kerry upbringing as one of a family of 15 children to his professional success as one of Ireland's most well-known policemen. ------------------------------------ Ireland in the World: Further Reflections by Garret FitzGerald (Trade Paperback; 15 Euro / 19 USD / 10 UK; 255 pages) Ireland in the World - Further Reflections is a collection of essays, many of which have not previously appeared in print, on Irish history and politics, contemporary Irish society and world affairs by the former Taoiseach and respected columnist Garret FitzGerald. What strikes the reader most forcefully is the breadth of Dr FitzGerald's interests, the range of his expertise and the clarity with which he presents his arguments, which are sometimes controversial and always compelling In this extensive collection, including pieces drawn from essays and speeches delivered over the past several years, Dr Garret FitzGerald examines the emergence of the Irish state, the Northern Ireland question and the position of Ireland in relation to Europe, the US and the wider world. ------------------------------------- Scouting in Ireland by J. Anthony Gaughan (Hardback; 25 Euro / 30 USD / 20 UK; 200 pages, with 40 black-and-white photos) This book is a comprehensive account of scouting in Ireland. The Irish B-P scouts date back to 1908, following the establishment of the organization in Britain by Lieut-General Robert Baden Powell. Fianna Eirreann was founded by Countess Constance Markievicz in 1909 to counter the Anglicising influence of the B-P scouts. Frs. Tom and Ernest Farrell promoted the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland in 1927 as a Catholic alternative youth movement to the B-P Scouts and Fianna Eirann. Each of these organizations reflected the major cultural, political and religious traditions in Ireland. This overview illustrates how scouting has evolved pari passu with Irish society and today is both inclusive and pluralist. --------------------------------------- Navigations: Collected Irish Essays 1976-2006 by Richard Kearney (Paperback; 25 Euro / 30 USD / 20 UK; 450 pages) This new selected edition of Kearney's writings on Ireland supplants his seminal text, The Irish Mind: Exploring Intellectual Traditions (a revised Introduction appears here), and extends Transitions: Narratives in Modern Irish Culture to which eight pieces are added comprising 50 per cent new material, and giving unique access to the state and status of Irish culture in the twenty-first century. Twentieth-century Ireland witnessed a crisis of culture. Experienced largely as a conflict between traditional aspiration and modern realism, ‘transitions', however resisted, are inevitable. Navigations encompasses the notion of the intellectual ‘circumnavigatio' of early medieval and ancient Irish scholars and exchanges, and the shallows and deeps of competing arguments that make up these texts. Contents In five parts: Political, Literary, Dramatic & Visual Narratives, and Dialogues. The studies include: The Triumph of Failure: Long Kesh & the Prison Tradition; Yeats & the Conflict of Imaginations; A Crisis of Fiction: Flann O'Brien, Francis Stuart, John Banville; The Language Plays of Brian Friel; Modern Irish Cinema: Re-viewing Traditions; An Art of Other-ness: Louis le Brocquy; Dialogue with Borges & Heaney: Fictional Worlds; Migrant Minds: Bono, Jordan, Durcan, Ballagh; Myth & the Critique of Ideology. (Also available in Hardback priced at 60 Euro) ----------------------------------- The Dublin Review: Number 23 Summer 2006 edited by Brendan Barrington (Paperback; 8 Euro / 11 USD / 5 UK; 112 pages) The twenty-third quarterly instalment of "The Dublin Review" contains more of the best new writing from Ireland and elsewhere: essays, criticism, fiction and reportage. Issue number 23, appearing in early June, includes: Ann Marie Hourihane on the 1916 commemorations; A house in Prague: Justin Quinn sifts the relics of a street, a family and a city; Tim Robinson: A river in Connemara; King Kong, my mother, and me: Vona Groarke; Kathleen Jamie listens for the cry of the capercaillie; Amongst the Miami Cubans: Maurice Walsh; and, Fiction by Philip MacCann and Michael West. ------------------------------- Surprised by Joy by Michael Meegan (Paperback; 10 Euro / 13 USD / 7 UK; 260 pages) This is a story of tragedy and suffering on an epic scale. From the heart of an ancient continent comes a tale as old as time and a journey that is powerful and beautiful. This is a story of passion and love, disaster and corruption. It is the story of a doctors journey to the poorest areas of the earth and his decades living in absolute poverty. But above all it is a book about grace and the victory of gentleness over cruelty. His journey takes him through the great cities of the world and to the poorest slums. Michael Meegan brings with him only a fire within that cannot be extinguished. This is an inspiring adventure full of passion, tragedy and drama. This book is about Africa, about Ireland, about friendship and tears, it is an honest, sometimes brutal meditation of what it means to live, to live here, now. This is the stuff from which legends are made; it is about the power of compassion when it comes face to face with an Africa torn apart. These words speak with a passion and sincerity sharing a message we urgently need to hear. If there is a book that will touch you, this will be it. ----------------------------------- Illustrated History of the GAA by Eoghan Corry (Large Format Paperback; 17 Euro / 22 USD / 12 UK; 250 pages with full colour illustrations throughout) The GAA is the largest amateur sports body in the world and the most successful voluntary association in the history of modern Ireland. Its games are played in every parish, village and townland of Ireland; its influence on Irish public life is immeasurable. Eoghan Corry traces the history of this extraordinary body in pictures from its foundation in the late nineteenth century through to its continuing success at the heart of sporting culture in Ireland. Drawing on the resources of the GAA Museum in Croke Park plus many private and public sources, Eoghan Corry surveys the development of Gaelic games through their various eras. Among the themes covered are the consistent domination of the football championship by Kerry in every decade; the emergence of Ulster teams, first in the 1960s and more decisively in the 1990s; the up and down fortunes of Dublin's footballers; the emergence of Kilkenny as a major power in hurling immediately before the first World War; the Kilkenny-Cork rivalry of the 1930s; the dominance of Tipperary immediately after the Second World War and in the 1960s; and the brilliant revival of hurling, spearheaded by Clare, in the 1990s. In addition, Eoghan Corry pays due attention to camogie, handball and the social side of the GAA. "A great overview that covers both the foundation of the organisation and the slick phenomenon it has become in Celtic Tiger Ireland, as well as everything in between" - "Irish Independent". From the Author : The Illustrated History of the GAA has been taking shape over a period of two decades, drawing on new photographic, oral and archive sources to tell the stories of the six indigenous games unique to Ireland and the sporting culture that as grown up around them. The story concentrates on the games, and the people who played, organised and followed them. Bigger issues are also treated, the impact of Gaelic Games on Irish popular and political culture and its international identity in other sports. Some forgotten aspects of Irish history have been rediscovered, some persistent inaccuracies tackled, and some big questions about the evolution of the games and the association which controlled them reassessed. As this is the first serious attempt to revisit GAA history since the publication of Marcus de Burca and William Mandle’s histories of 1979 and 1984, I took the opportunity to introduce some recent scholarship on Gaelic games and its culture to the general reader. It is my modest attempt to bring forward a reassessment of a massive and under-recognised part of Ireland’s history. ---------------------------- Mick: The Real Michael Collins by Peter Hart (Paperback; (Publisher’s Recommended Price: 12 Euro) Read Ireland Book News Price: 10 Euro / 13 USD / 7 UK; 485 pages) Few people have had as profound an impact on their country's history in so short a time as Michael Collins had on twentieth-century Ireland. Dead at thirty-one, he remains a hero and an icon both in his native country and abroad. Peter Hart's compelling and comprehensive biography draws on many hitherto unseen sources to explore the life of Michael Collins and to ask what made him such an extraordinary and complex man. Set to become the definitive work, Hart's is the first book fully to investigate Collins' life before becoming a revolutionary and the first to take a critical look at his rise to power and its consequences. 'Brusque, unsentimental and sensible' - "Sunday Independent". 'Excellent...Hart cuts through Collins' aura of secular sainthood, showing him to be a complex figure' - "Daily Telegraph". 'Moves beyond hagiography or demonology and seeks to restore the complexity of real people trying to make history' - "Irish Times". 'A triumph' - "Irish Review". ------------------------------------ Cré Na Cille by Máirtín Ó Cadhain Leagan Drámatuil 8 Dlúthdhiosca / 8 CDs € 50 (Euro) - $ 75 USD - £ 40 UK Bliain i ndiaidh bhunú RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, cóiríodh leagan drámatúil den úrscéal Cré na Cille don raidió: togra a léirigh misneach agus fís chruthaíoch an stáisiúin nuabhunaithe. Craoladh an dráma ar an raidió den chéad uair i 1973, agus déanadh athchóiriú agus athchraoladh air i 2006 mar chuid de chomóradh chéad bhliain Mháirtín Uí Chadhain. Tá 8 dlúthdhiosca sa phacáiste, le 25 mír in iomlán. Foilsithe i gcomhar le RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Na hAisteoirí / The Actors Winnie Mhaitias Uí Dhuilearga, Bríd Ní Choisdealbha, Tom Sailí Ó Flaithearta, Máire Pheter Uí Dhroighneáin, Tomás Ó Conaire, Micheál Mac Con Iomaire, Tomás Ó Mainnín, Máire Áine Ní Fhlaithbheartaigh, Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair, Joe Steve Ó Neachtain, Peatsaí Ó Ceannabháin, Bairbre Mhic Dhonnacha, Seosamh Ó Cuaig, Máirtín Ó Cualáin, Caitlín Maude, Deirdre Uí Chonfhaola, Deoid Uí Choisdealbha, Pádhraig Ó Catháin, Máirtín Ó Direáin, Piaras Ó Gaora, Síle Hodgins, Mícheál Mac Donncha, Máirín Ní Mhaoileoin, An tAthair Seosamh Ó Cuanaigh agus Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fátharta. A year after RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta was founded a dramatized version of the novel Cré na Cille was put together, a project which illustrated the confidence and vision of the new radio station. It was first broadcast in 1973, and was revised and rebroadcast in 2006 as part of the Ó Cadhain centenary celebrations. There are 8 CDs in this pack, with 25 episodes in total. 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