An Bhean Feasa

Alan Titley


Cló Iar-Chonnacht: 216 pp; paperback; ISBN 978-1-784441-0

In Boston, New England, an Irish woman was convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to death by hanging on the 16th November 1688. She comes to us from history under the name ‘Goody Glover’, a slave name. The only language she spoke in court was Irish, and it is from her trial that we find the first record of the Irish language in North America. An Bhean Feasa imagines the life and circumstances of this woman from Boston, to Barbados to Ireland. The novel is presented in through the medium of poetry, the first of its kind in Irish.