WIS Database of Writers
- Ré Ó'Laighléis
- Novelist, Short-Story writer
- Discussion with Writer, Reading and Q&A, Creative Writing Workshop
- Age Group
- 11 - 18
- Primary, Post Primary
- Works in English AND Irish
productions & background experience
Battle for the Burren (2007), Ár i gCor Chomhrua (2007), An Nollaig sa Naigín (2006), An Nollaig sa Naigín CD (2006), The Great Book of the Shapers: A Right Kick Up in the Arts (2006), Ecstasy & Other Stories (2005), Sceoin sa Bhoireann (2005), Gafa (2004), Bolgchaint & Scéalta Eile (2004), Goimh & Scéalta Eile (2004), Heart of Burren Stone (2002), Hooked (1999, new ed. 2007), Terror on the Burren (1998, new ed. 2005), all by Móinín. Shooting from the Lip (compiled & edited, Mayo County Council, 2001), Chagrin (Cló Mhaigh Eo, 1999), Punk & Scéalta Eile (Cló Mhaigh Eo, 1998), An Taistealaí (Cló Mhaigh Eo, 1998), Ecstasy & Scéalta Eile (Cló Mhaigh Eo, 1998). Stríocaí ar Thóin Séabra (Coiscéim, 1998), Cluain Soineantachta (Comhar, 1997), Aistear Intinne (Coiscéim, 1996), Ciorcal Meiteamorfach (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 1991). Many works in foreign translation.
A former primary, secondary and third-level teacher, have been full-time writer since 1992, writing teenage & adult fiction (novels & short stories) in both English & Irish. Have conducted workshops & reading in Ireland, Britain & North America & also give training courses to students & educators in the field of creative writing. Have been writer in residence for NUIG & for Mayo County Council. Have been a participant in the Writers in Schools Scheme for 17 years, working in primary & secondary schools, and have also worked in colleges of education in Ireland & abroad. Because of remoteness of location, have found the full day visit preferable to the half-day & more conducive to full & rounded presentation.
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- 'Aileach', Loch Reasca, Ballyvaughan, Co. an Chláir
- (065) 707 7256