Monday, June 29, 2009

Limerick City

Yes now we are in Limerick in the shop of the Limerick branch of Conradh na Gaeilge. They will gladly sell you a copy. Details here:

An Siopa Leabhar, Craobh Chathair Luimnigh de Chonradh na Gaeilge, Halla Íde, 18 Sráid Thomáis, Luimneach
Phone: +353 (0)61 417895 or +353 (0)61 409557
Email: conradhluimnigh@gmail.com

They will be more than happy to help you with getting a copy on Thomas Street in Limerick City.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

We are in Galway City itself and a few more Libraries

All I seem to be doing is putting up stuff about where the mag Rírá is on shelves at the moment. I haven't time to do much else lately magazine is taking up my waking hours which is not really a bad thing but we are now in Galway city itself in the following shops:

Sub City Comics: Corbett Court, Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Galway
Phone: 091 565994

Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Cornstore Mall, Middle Street, Galway
Phone: +353 91 561 766
Web: http://www.charliebyrne.com/

Dubray Books, 4 Shop Street, Galway
Phone: +353 (0) 91 569070
Website: http://www.dubraybooks.ie/galway.asp

One town at a time I guess. Hitting Limerick on Monday and see what happens. Speaking of which Limerick City Library Headquarters are taking on some copies for their libraries around the city. Leitrim County Library are taking it on in their main branch in Ballinmore (I think) in Leitrim and Tipperary County Library is passing thirteen around to branches around the county in the next week so ask them if you happen to be in their libraries you can have a look and see what they are like when or if you happen to be in one of their fine establishments. They should be on their reading magazine stands. If you can't find them ask the librarian at the counter.

Oh and before I forget we are also in the Art and Craft Company shop in Ennis. Anyone who has ever dabbled in art in Ennis has been through Shane's doors. He said he would like to have it on his counter so must mention his shop too:

Art & Craft Company, Merchants Square, Ennis, Co. Clare
Tel: +353 65 6821559
Website: http://www.artandcraft.ie/

So thanks to all who have taken us on so far.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

We are in Dingle!!!

The good people at Dingle Bookshop are going to have copies of the comic on their shelves:

Dingle Bookshop, Green Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Phone: 00353 (0)66 9152433
Website: http://www.dinglebookshop.com/

And we are getting nice feedback here and there from people so fingers crossed more and more people will be spreading the word. There is a possibility we are getting a distributor in the next few weeks for the newsagents around the country fingers crossed.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another shop and Please Help Save Foinse

We are now in:

An Siopa Leabhar, 6 Sráid Fhearchair, Baile Átha Cliath 2
Website: https://cnag.ie/index.php?page=shop
Phone: +353 (0) 1 475 7401

And will be there at the end of the week. By the way Foinse the Irish language newspaper is in trouble it seems and if you could go to http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/SaveFoinse09/index.html

They gave us a massive review there about two weeks ago (bowled me over when I read it). I used to pick it up every now and again just to see what's what (and how my Irish was). It is our only weekly Irish language newspaper, the countries flagship Irish language print media outlet it would be a disaster if it was to go.

This paper has been very good to us, gave us an excellent and totally unexpected good review in Foinse 14 Meitheamh 2009 (just last weeks edition of the paper). Please sign before the 26th of June.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

More shelves

So we are now in two more shops from next week on:


Teach Thomáis, Ard na gCeapairí, Doirí Beaga, Leitir Ceanainn, Contae Dún na nGall Phone: 074-953 1054

Cúpla Focal, 15/16 Cosán Ailbhe, Bré, Co Chill Mhantáin/Co Wicklow
Website: http://www.cuplafocal.ie/
Phone: 01-2765120

Also Cork County Library, Kildare County Library and Kerry County Library will be featuring the magazine in some of their magazine stands in some of their libraries around their respective counties.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Where we are on the shelf so far

We are making a small presence on the shelf so far (am trying to get us on more) here:

Ennis Bookshop, 13 Abbey St., Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland Phone: +353 (0)65 6829000 http://www.ennisbookshop.ie/

Scéal Eile, 16 Lower Market St., Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)65 6848648
http://www.scealeilebooks.ie/

Custys Traditional Music Shop, Cookes Lane, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0) 65 6821727
http://www.custysmusic.com/

Abbey Newsagency, Abbey St, Ennis, Co. Clare

An Spailpín Fánach, Ceardlann an Spidéil, An Spidéal, Co. na Gaillimhe, Éire
Fón: +353 (0) 91 553343
http://www.spailpin.com/

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich, 216 Bóthar na bhFál, Béal Feirste, BT12 6AH
Fón: +44 (0)28 9096 4180
http://www.culturlann.com/


So a start has been made. The online shop has to be sorted yet on http://www.coimicigael.ie/ but we are getting there and hopefully we will have more copies in a bookshop or some establishment near you or maybe you can recommend to me some place to show them to. We are in Belfast and Galway now which is nice. So far all have been really friendly and open to this which is good especially the people from Irish language areas. An Spailpín Fánach and the bookshop in the Cultúrlann in Belfast were really friendly (so was everyone else but they deal in Irish almost exclusively so wasn't sure what they would think). Thanks to Stephen Downey for suggesting I ask the Cultúrlann.