A Donegal publishing company is set to reap the benefits of a feature on the Late Late Toy Show.
Caoilte Caillte sa Mhúsaem, a book published by Gaoth Dobhair media company Éabhlóid, was featured in the reading segment of Ireland’s most-watched programme.
The children’s book tells the story of a schoolboy’s adventures in the Natural History Museum.
‘It was great to see the book championed on our national TV station and gives us a great boost,’ said Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde of Éabhlóid.
‘Congratulations to the illustrator Gemma Nic Conchra, who has created a really lovely book. It’s hugely encouraging to have our work platformed on the biggest show of the year.’
Caoilte Caillte sa Mhúsaem was released a year ago at a very difficult time of the pandemic and is available to buy online and in bookshops all over the country.
The book came about when Dublin based artist Gemma Nic Conchra approached Éabhlóid with a book she had been working on. Eoghan was instantly taken by the quality of her work. Her illustrations are described as wonderfully detailed with little moments of quirky humour sprinkled throughout the world of the drawing.
Éabhlóid has a great selection of books for young readers. Mór agus Muilc is a folklore tale brought to life by Donegal artist Kim Sharkey. Kim won the prestigious KPMG Children’s Books Ireland, Eilís Dillon Award for her work on Mór agus Muilc, and more recently her distinct playful style could be seen on Daniel O’Donnell’s viral music video Down at the Lah De Dah.
Báidín Fheidhlimidh and Ní Thuigimse Daoine Fásta are both collections of songs and rhymes that come with accompanying CDs of Gaeltacht children singing and reciting the poems and songs. Micí s’Againne is a hardback comic in the classic comic style that was shortlisted for the 2019 Irish Literacy Award that rewards books that promote and facilitate literacy.