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November 19, 2006
The award of €10,000, which is sponsored by Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge, was announced by Minister Éamon Ó Cuív and presented by playwright Brian Friel at a special ceremony in the City Hotel, Derry yesterday. The event, which formed part of the annual Oireachtas na Gaeilge festival, was broadcast live by Raidió na Gaeltachta.
The winning title is a retelling in contemporary graphic novel form of the Táin Bó Cuailgne, the famous cattle-raid on Ulster. The shortlisted books were chosen for their content, design, layout, including text and illustrations, standard of printing and how they meet the needs of their target audience. In total 16 titles were entered in the Young People’s Competition and reduced to a shortlist of 3.
Source: Cló Mhaigh Eo
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