Aibítir

by admin on 11/02/2014

AibítirAibítir is a new Irish alphabet book by Belfast-based printmaker René Mullin. It is a hard-backed book consisting of eighteen beautifully illustrated letters and words in a fresh celebration of Ireland’s unique alphabet.

Each letter is displayed on the left hand page and the illustration is on the right hand page. The prints are all full colour with a different background colour on each page. The illustrations are beautifully captured and child-friendly in nature. A couple of the words chosen to illustrate letters surprised me: D – Dearcán (acorn) and G – Gabhlóg (fork) – these are not the easiest words that spring to mind for young learners of Gaeilge.

This would be a nice book to have in the school library or the class library of younger pupils.

The book is published by Blackstaff Press and is priced at £5.99 Stg. You can find out more about the author on her website Placed

To win a copy of this book, leave a comment below with a word as Gaeilge beginning with D! I’ll pick a winner after 10pm this evening. [THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED]

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucilita Nic Giolla Chomhaill February 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Dinasáir

Niamh O'Carroll February 11, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Dia daoibh!

Louise Lyne February 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Damhán Alla

Siobhán Broderick February 11, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Doras

Avril Wall February 11, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Draíocht

Marie Ward February 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Drithleach

Lorna Ní Fhaogháin February 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Doirteal (mé ag múineadh focal a thosaíonn le d do na Naí Bheaga faoi láthair :P)

Brenda O'Grady February 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Dochreite!!!

Grainne February 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Doirteal

Anne Mccarthy February 11, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Dán

Síomha Ní Mhuirí February 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm

‘Domsa’ -atá sé!! 😉

Jacqui McCusker February 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm

dainséarach

Michelle Ni Bhraonáin February 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Droichead Dearg!

Lisa O'Leary February 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Dathiúl

Angela O'Hare February 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Dubh 🙂

Aoife February 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Dorcha

Julie Anne February 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Deardaoin

Thomas Moloney February 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

dícheall – déanfaidh mé mo chroí dhicheall an duais seo a bhuachaint! 😉

Stephen Hayes February 11, 2014 at 8:57 pm

drochlá

Niamh Ní Dhubhghaill February 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Dearbhú: Is breá liom seomra ranga [hee, hee]

Lainey February 11, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Doras

FIONNUALA NICCABA February 11, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Damhsa!

Nigel February 11, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Droichead Nua, an baile is fearr sa tír!

Claire Ryan February 11, 2014 at 9:40 pm

Dóchasach

Karen Brennen February 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Dearg

Dorcha February 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Seomra ranga

admin February 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Congrats to Fionnuala Nic Cába on winning the competition.

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