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By Pádraig Ó Siadhail

Pádraic Ó Conaire, a principal determine in modern Irish-language literature, and of the ladies in Ó Conaire's lifestyles, one genuine and one fictional (Caitlín Ní Aodha and Mary Morrison) are the critical characters during this novel. Set within the years among 1913 and 1928, the motion in Beirt Bhan Mhisniúla strikes from North the USA to London and Dublin prior to returning once again to North the United States. we're given a style of what lifestyles used to be like earlier than 1916 for the Irish (and Irish audio system) in London, the place the Canadian girl, Caitlín Ní Aodha, first met Ó Conaire. It used to be in London that their courting grew to become intimate and he or she believed, for a time, that they'd be married... She quickly realized that Ó Conaire had lied to her and that she wasn't the single one he had lied to both. In a singular that pulls on of the most important subject matters from Ó Conaire's personal writings, love and betrayal, it falls to the second one of the ladies, Mary Morrison, to come back to assistance from the guy who has failed her good friend Caitlín, and to place Ó Conaire to the try, either as a guy and as a author. Beirt Bhan Mhisniúla used to be named Literary Novel of the 12 months through Oireachtas na Gaeilge within the Oireachtas na Gaeilge Literary Competitions, 2010.

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