PÁDRAIC Ó Conaire's short stories about the 1916 Rising, Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach/Seven Virtues of the Rising, is to be re-launched in a new edition and translation by acclaimed Galway actor Diarmuid de Faoite.
First published as Gaeilge in 1918, Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach is not directly concerned with the events of the Rising, but deals with how the rebellion impacts on the lives of ordinary Irish men and women. It was recently selected for inclusion in The Irish Times and Royal Irish Academy's series Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks.
This bi-lingual edition has been translated by Diarmuid de Faoite and introduced by Brendan McGowan of the Galway City Museum, both of whom were keen to bring the work of Ó Conaire to a wider audience. It is a collaboration of the Galway City Museum, Arlen House, and Cló Iar-Chonnacht, and part-funded by the Galway City Council.
The launch takes place this Saturday at 6pm, in the Kitchen Café, Galway City Museum. All are welcome. To confirm numbers for light refreshments, RSVP to [email protected] by tomorrow.