Dundalgan Press has publishing a collection of short stories by Padraig Pearse to commemorate the centenary year of the Easter Rising.
The book, An Mháthair agus scéalta eile, was first published by Henry Godfrey Tempest, eldest son of William Tempest, founder of Dundalgan Press, in 1916 just a few weeks before the Easter Rising.
There was just one copy, in a very condition in the National Library so Dundalgan Press went to the Folklore Department at UCD where Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh managed to find one in the university archive.
The introduction to this new edition is by Liam Mac Mathúna, emeritus professor of Irish at UCD, who is an authority on Padraig Pearse and has played a major role in the preservation of St Enda’s, the school founded by Pearse.
The book consists of six short stories written in the Irish language and in the traditional gaelic script.
This limited numbered edition, is hand bound and presented in a handmade cloth bound slipcase.
It is priced at €100. An ideal Christmas gift.
Twenty-six deluxe copies quarter bound in goat skin and alphabetised A-Z have been produced by Dundalgan Press in a handmade cloth bound slipcase. Price €250.
To order your copy contact Dundalgan Press (W Tempest) Industrial Estate Coe's Road Dundalk. Tel: (042) 9335376. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are just a few copies left of this remarkable edition.
It is written in the old Irish script and an exact reproduction of the original, size and page numbers corresponding to the original.
Sandra Dowdell, Managing Director Dundalgan Press and all the team are to be congraulated on this project.
They have produced one of the finest deitions of a rare sorty collection by one of our national patriots.