Read Mór - 4,500 Books Gifted on Culture Night
Passengers on Irish Rail intercity and Bus Éireann Expressway services will be gifted a free book on Culture Night/Oíche Chultúir 2022 by the Arts Council.
The Read Mór gifting project is part of the Arts Council 70th anniversary programme and passengers will have a ticket to the furthest reaches of their imagination from one of 21 different books by Irish-based authors and publishers.
A Book Conductor will be present to gift the books to passengers from 2pm in the following train stations; Heuston Station, Connolly Station, Kent Station Cork and Ceannt Station Galway and these bus stations, Busáras, Sligo and Waterford. There will also be a book conductor on board a select number of trains with their library trolley ready to gift passengers a book from a wide selection of Irish-based authors. Passengers are encouraged to share the joy of reading when they have finished their book and re-gift it to another. There will be a wide variety of titles to suit all interests and abilities, from novels, short stories, poetry, memoirs, children’s and young adult books, in both English and Irish. A number of audio books from a variety of the titles will also be available.
The authors who are part of the Read Mór gifting programme include; Colm Tóibín; Claire Keegan; Doireann Ní Ghríofra; Sophie White; Pat Boran; Annie West; Rosaleen McDonagh; Kevin Power; Annemarie Ní Churreáin; Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin; Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin; Nithy Kasa; Chris Haughton; Jarlath Gregory; Wendy Erskine; David O’Doherty; Helena Close; Sadhbh Devlin; Colin Barrett and Bebe Ashley.
REad MÓr Authors and titles
Gold light Shining
The Stinging Fly
Little Wonders: Poems of our immediate surrounds
Beag Bideach PB
The Gone Book
The Stinging Fly
What Love Looks like
O Brien Press
Doireann Ní Ghríofa
A Ghost in the Throat