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I am delighted to hear Colmán Ó Raghallaigh of Clo Mhaigh Eo is the winner of the CBI AWARD 2012 (Chldrens Books Irelands -CBI ). I’ve been very proud to work with Colman on a number of tiltes for Clo Mhaigh Eo and I know first hand the passion and enthusiasm he holds for both the irish language and children’s literature. A hearty congratulations Colmán. See the link below for more

http://www.leabhar.com/

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Women on Wednesday (WOW) is a regular feature in corks Evening Echo, showcasing women in interesting careers.
I was delighted to be interviewed for it recently. Answers had to be to the point but I am hoping it gives some insight into the world of illustration to anyone considering it. It’s due to appear Wednesday Nov 30th. Keep an eye open for it.

The results of the Ghradam Reics Carlo Young person book award were announced Tuesday night in the National Library, Dublin.
The winner was “Mac Ri Eireann” written by Catriona Hastings, illustrated by Andrew Whitson, published by their publishing company An tSnáthaid Mhór.
Ghradam Uí Shúilleabháin 2011, the award for the book of the year went to Máire Mhac an tSaoi, with her book ‘Scéal Ghearóid Iarla’, published by Leabhar Breac.

Unfortunately Hiudai Beag didn’t come away with the prize but I am so happy to have the honour of being amongst the first illustrators to be recognised for this award.
It was the perfect venue in which to celebrate the quality and variety of Irish language book publishing in Ireland today.
With the mature and very young in attendance it really showed how the language is being passed on through the generations.
I meet a great bunch of people in Tadgh, Breda, Ailbhe and illustrator Brian Fitzgerald representing Fata Futa. Like myself coming from Cork, they travelled quite a distance from Clifden to attend.
A few encouraging words from Ferdia Mac an Fhailigh of Foras na Gailge has prompted me to get out there and use and improve my level of irish. Thanks Ferdia.