Previously unpublished stories by Peig Sayers. Severely 'edited' by the cultural powers that formed and built the new Irish state, Peig was a compulsory text on the Irish Leaving Certificate exams for generations of pupils. But there was a lot more to Peig than tales of poverty and hardship - in this selection of previously unpublished stories, a new, earthier, funnier and more dramatic storyteller emerges. Based on RTAe, UCD and BBC archives, and translated by UCD's Bo Almqvist and Padraig A 'Healai, Ireland's leading experts on Peig, the book includes CDs with archived recordings of Peig telling these stories, and is published in a unique dual-language edition.
Bo Almqvist, Emeritus Professor of UCD, has dedicated his career to the study of Peig and Irish folklore. Together with Padraig A 'Healai of NUI Galway, he has edited the Bealoideas: The Journal of the Folklore Society of Ireland. Padraig A 'Healai has also edited Teada Duchais (2002).