Launch of “Away with the Fairies/Ar Shiúl leis na Daoine Maithe” by Maeve Tynan

Maeve Tynan’s first children’s book was published this week. It’s a bilingual (Irish/English) picture book called Away with the Fairies/Ar Shiúl leis na Daoine Maithe. The book is suitable for readers aged 7 to 9.

Synopsis: “Billy Gubbins is forever in trouble because of his forgetfulness. He makes a mess of everything he does. His greatest wish is to be away with the Fairies. But see what happens when, one day, Billy’s wish is granted.”

Away with the Fairies book cover

Moínín, located in County Clare, publishes fiction in English and Irish for children, teens, and adults.  Foras na Gaeilge supports its Irish language publications and the Irish element of the publisher’s website.

An in-store launch is planned for the new year, but in the meantime, you can buy the book online through the publisher’s website.

Maeve Tynan

Maeve Tynan lives in Limerick and is organizing a local children’s book writing critique group. She has had a range of academic works published, as well as having edited a number of others. Her definitive work on the poet Derek Walcott, Postcolonial Oddysseys: Derek Walcott’s Voyages of Homecoming, was published in 2011. Maeve also blogs regularly about children’s literature at


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