An award-winning collection of short stories from the celebrated noverlist and short story writer, Beairtle Ó Conaire. This collection was awarded the Oireachtas Prize in 2004.
"Beairtle Ó Conaire is a professional writer who, like the Kerry short story writer Seán Mac Mathúna, has the gift of being able to write about the great human questions with poetic simplicity. In this fashion, Lár an Domhain (The Centre of the World) gives both mental and spiritual satisfaction to the reader. This book should be compulsory reading for anyone who needs more proof that Irish language literature is able to hold its own against the best that is being written internationally." —Tomás Mac Síomóin, Feasta
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Tá rian na drámaíochta ar phlota cliste an leabhair seo, rud a mbeifeá ag súil leis ó fhear a bhfuil cáil go forleathan air mar aisteoir i sobaldráma TG4, Ros na Rún. Is thar thrí ghlúin a thiteann an scéal eachtrach seo amach, a bhfuil an grá, an naimhdeas, an feall agus an dúnmhárú fite fuaite ann. Tá oiliúint le fáil sa leabhar chomh maith ar stair shóisialta Chonamara - ar lámh láidir na hEaglaise, ar an scoilt idir an uasaicme le Béarla agus gnáthmhuintir na Gaeltachta, agus ar bhád bán na himirce.
Bronnadh Gradam Litríochta Chló Iar-Chonnachta, i gcomhar le hÚdarás na Gaeltachta, ar Lámh Láidir, agus bronnadh duais Oireachtais sa chomórtas Úrscéal don Phobal 2002 ar an saothar seo chomh maith.
This novel has a dramatic plot that spans 3 generations. It tells a story that is sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, and features love, friendship, betrayal and murder. As well as being entertaining, the book is a lesson in the social history of Connemara. It explores the daunting authority of the Church, the chasm that divided the English-speaking elite from the Irish-speaking working-class and the painful reality of emigration.
Lámh Láidir was awarded the Cló Iar-Chonnachta Literary Prize, in conjunction with Údarás na Gaeltachta. It was also awarded the top prize in the Oireachtas Literary competition 2002.