JUST PUBLISHED DEC '22: Claisceadal cois Baile - The Great Irish Songbook
WELCOME TO COLMCILLE PRESS
Colmcille Press is an Independent Publishing House
Based in Derry, North West Ireland
Founded in 2018 in the city of Jennifer Johnston, Nell McCafferty, Seamus Deane and Brian Friel, Colmcille Press publishes new books from a range of talented writers, historians, humorists and poets.
Our wide range of authors includes: the award-winning Maura Johnston whose new glossary of Seamus Heaney’s ‘hearth language’, is already garnering international attention; the BBC presenter Richie Kelly, whose biography of John Crossan is to be the subject of a TV documentary; and the late John Bryson, whose history Derry's Streets is rapidly becoming the definitive history of this his home city.
Our funders include the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Forge Writers Group and the John Bryson Foundation.
Come and explore 1500 years of great writing, heritage and history from the North West with us today.
From Aftergrass to Yellow Boots
Our intern Clare, a student from the North West Regional College in Derry, takes a look at Seamus Heaney's 'hearth language' with the help of 'From Aftergrass to Yellow Boots' by poet and educator Maura Johnston.