For such a small island, Ireland is replete with publishers. Here you will find a directory of publishers in both the English and Irish languages, their contact details and social media information.
An Gúm was established in 1926. Until 1999 it was under the aegis of the Department of Education at which time its functions were transferred to the cross-border language body Foras na Gaeilge. From the beginning, An Gúm has been involved in the production of textbooks, dictionaries and general reading material in the Irish language. It has published over 2,500 books and 350 music pieces since its establishment.
In recent years the greater part of An Gúm’s output has been in the textbook area but it is probably best known in the wider publishing world for its successful high-quality books for children. Children’s books have been a feature of the publishing programme from the early days of An Gúm but in the last thirty years much more emphasis has been put on this sector. Its current catalogue of children’s books comprises a wide range of original titles and international co-editions.
24-27 Frederick Street North, Dublin 1, D01 H275
Tel: + 353 1 6398448
Web: forasnagaeilge.ie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @AnGumFnaG Facebook: @AnGumFnaG
An tSnáthaid Mhór
An tSnáthaid Mhór was established in 2005. This was as a result of husband and wife team, Andrew Whitson and Caitríona Nic Sheáin happening upon some wonderful and less well known Irish fairy tales in the Folklore Department of University College Dublin. An tSnáthaid Mhór directly translated into English means ‘ the big needle,’ a poetic way of describing the dragonfly. The traditional beauty and fresh light of the dragonfly epitomises the ethos of this small independent publishing house. It’s shape, like a long needle weaving its way back and forth through the reed beds just as An tSnáthaid Mhór weaves new cloth of story from ancient threads of telling.