The Islander: Complete and Unabridged

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This is the first complete translation of Tomas O'Crohan's autobiography called in Irish An tOileanach, first published in 1929. This edition is based on Prof. Sean O Coileain's definitive 2002 Irish language edition, containing many passages omitted from the previous English language translations, some of which were thought too earthy for the times. Translated from the Irish by Garry Bannister and David Sowby.

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Garry Bannister works as an Irish language teacher and has lectured at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra. He developed a great love for Irish from his teacher, the late Harry Lush. He studied Irish and Russian at Trinity College Dublin, after which he went to Moscow State University where he received an MA in Russian language and literature. He has a large number of publications in modern Irish including The English-Irish Learner's Dictionary and Teasaras na Gaeilge. Bannister's main interest is early twentieth century modern Irish literature and he has collaborated over the past twenty years with Dr David Sowby on various translation projects.

David Sowby is a retired medical doctor whose passionate interest in the Irish language has been a lifetime study. He was born in the United Kingdom but educated in Dublin, and had the privilege of learning Irish from the inspirational Harry Lush. After living abroad for over forty years he returned to live in Dublin, where he resumed his study of Irish, translating Cuirt an Mhean Oiche and subsequently An tOileanach.

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