Synopses & Reviews
Seo eagr in nua, in aon imleabhar amh in, de "Sl an Eolais" agus "Eagna an Ghaeil," leis an Ollamh Cormac Cadhlaigh. Cnuasach t arma , seanfhocal, nathanna cainte, agus bl ir litr ochta is seanchais, agus iad rangaithe de r ir t ama (mar shampla, baill bheatha an duine, sl inte, am agus aimsir, clann agus muintir) at in "Sl an Eolais." Leabhar coimhdeach ag "Sl an Eolais" "Eagna an Ghaeil," a bhfuil m ni ann ar sciar m r de na seanfhocail at in "Sl an Eolais" maille le m ni ar neart nathanna cainte eile agus sleachta machnaimh ar ghn ithe ags la den saol. T lear eolais agus saibhreas teanga sa d shaothar seo, roinnt mhaith de ligthe i ndearmad, b'fh idir, agus an t a sh faidh chuige a bhfuil iontu, saibhreofar go m r a chur amach ar irinn agus ar a teanga. T l argas suimi il iontu, leis, ar an saol in irinn sna 1920id (an tr th a foils odh an d leabhar) agus ar na tr ithe a bhain leis-an m rtas cine, an chr ifeacht, agus ciall do stair agus do dh chas na h ireann. -- This is a new edition, in a single volume, of "Sl an Eolais" and "Eagna an Ghaeil," by Professor Cormac Cadhlaigh. "Sl an Eolais" ('The Way of Knowledge') is a collection of terms, proverbs, expressions, literary fragments and folklore, all thematically classified (for example, the human body, health, time and weather, children and family). "Eagna an Ghaeil" ('The Wisdom of the Gael') is a companion to "Sl an Eolais," which explains of the majority of the proverbs in "Sl an Eolais" as well as elucidating many expressions and observations on various aspects of life. These two books contain such an abundance of information and such richness of language, much of it forgotten, perhaps, that readers who absorb the contents of the two will will find their knowledge of Ireland and the Irish language greatly augmented. The books also provide a fascinating insight into the Ireland of the 1920s (when both books were published) and its distinctive characteristics-national pride, piety, and an awareness of Ireland's history and heritage.