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

AUTHOR

TITLE

GENRE

NOMINATED BY

Bebe Ashley 
Gold light Shining 
Poetry
Banshee Press
Colin Barrett 
Young Skins
Fiction 
The Stinging Fly 
Pat Boran 
Little Wonders: Poems of our immediate surrounds
Poetry
Dedalus 
Sabhdh Devlin 
Beag Bideach PB
Children’s Fiction 
Futa Fata
Helena Close 
The Gone Book 
Children’s Fiction 
Little Island 
Wendy Erskine 
Dance Move 
Fiction 
The Stinging Fly 
Jarlath Gregory 
What Love Looks like
Fiction 
O Brien Press 
Chris Haughton 
Maybe…
Children’s Fiction 
Argosy Books 

Doireann Ní Ghríofa

A Ghost in the Throat

Non-fiction

Tramp Press

Nithy Kasa 
Palm Wine Tapper and The Boy at Jericho 
Poetry 
Doire Press
Claire Keegan 
Small Things like These
Fiction 
Kennys Bookshop 
Marian Keyes
No Dress Rehearsal 
Fiction 
New Island Publishing 
Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin 
Madame Lazare
Fiction 
Futa Fata
Rosaleen McDonagh 
Unsettled
Non-Fiction 
Skein Press
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
The Girl who  Married the Reindeer
Poetry 
Gallery Press
Annemarie Ní Churreáin 
Bloodrot
Poetry 
Doire Press
David O’Doherty, Illustrated by Chris Judge 
The Summer I Robbed a Bank 
Children’s Fiction 
Argosy Books
Kevin Power 
The Written World 
Non-Fiction 
Lilliput Press 
Colm Toibín 
Brooklyn 
Fiction 
Argosy Books 
Annie West 
Yeats in Love 
Illustrated 
New Island Publishing 
Sophie White 
Corpsing: My body and other horror stories
Non-Fiction 
Tramp Press