Darach Ó Scolaí
Darach Ó Scolaí is a writer, playwright, and publisher.
His novel An Cléireach (Leabhar Breac, 2007) won the Oireachtas Prize 2007 and Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin ‘Book of the Year’ 2008, and his edtion of Táin Bó Cuainge won the Aodán Mac Poilín Memorial Prize 2017 and Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin ‘Book of the Year 2018. He published two retellings of the tales An Ceithearnach Caolriabhach (2002) and Feis Tigh Chonáin (2000). For young readers he has written An Bradán Feasa, Dóiteoir na Samhna and Bodach an Chóta Lachna in the series ‘Fionn’.
The Salamandar drama production company produced his latest play, An tSeanbhróg in 2009, and he has toured the country with his plays Craos in 2008 and An Braon Aníos in 2007. Hi play Coinneáil Orainn (2006) won the Walter Macken Prize and a BBC Stewart Parker Award, and his plays Coinneáil Orainn and An Braon Aníos were adapted for the radio in 2009. As well as prose works and plays, he has written screenplays for the short films Cosa Nite (1998) and An Leabhar (2000), and fort the television series Na Cloigne (2010).
Súil an DaillDarach Ó Scolaí€18.00
Tyrone 1539: Conn Bacach is lord and his sons compete to gain his favour. This is the story of Conchúr Mac Ardail: clerk, senior councillor in the lordship...
Feis Tigh ChonáinDarach Ó Scolaí€16.00
When Fionn mac Cumhaill and Diorraing go astray in the dark woods, they find themselves in the house of their enemy, thus beginning a night of storytelling that...
An Bradán FeasaDarach Ó Scolaí€7.50
Long ago, when the High-King of Ireland held court in Tara, he had a band of warriors called the Fianna. They were fine strong men who kept the...
An Braon AníosDarach Ó Scolaí€9.00
84 pages; paperback); ISBN 978-0-898332-24-X This play was produced in 2006, the second play in the Trí Bhraon trilogy. Micil and Nóra find themselves cut off at home...
An Ceithearnach CaolriabhachDarach Ó Scolaí
An Ceithearnach Caoilriabhach' was written by an anonymous writer circa 1500. In this retelling of the story — with pen, brush, and rabelasian roars of laughter — the...
An CléireachDarach Ó Scolaí
Set in mid-17th century Ireland and Continental Europe, the narrative in An Cléireach is triggered by a single event that takes place during the Cromwellian invasion of Ireland, when...
Bodach an Chóta LachnaDarach Ó Scolaí€7.50
Long ago, when the High King had his palace in Tara, he had a band of men called the Fiann. They were fine strong men who kept the...
Coinneáil OrainnDarach Ó Scolaí€9.00
When the Department's last inspector goes in search of th last two native Irish speakers questions are raised that come a bit too close to the bone. “Ó...
CraosDarach Ó Scolaí€12.00
Craos (Glutteny) is the third play in the trilogy Trí Bhraon (Three Drops) dealing with the 'Great Lie' in Gaeltacht and Irish language society. Like the other two...
Dóiteoir na SamhnaDarach Ó Scolaí€7.50
One year, on Holloween night, a great monster came to Tara and put the High-King and all the court to sleep with his magical music. When they were...
Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginnDarach Ó Scolaí€4.95
Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn was one of Ireland's greatest poets. He was born into a family of hereditary poets in North Connaught. Through his work, he got to...