An Leabhar Mòr

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An Leabhar Mòr: The Great Book of Gaelic
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LanguageGaelic, English
ISBN978-1-84195-250-5 (Paperback)

An Leabhar Mòr, subtitled The Great Book of Gaelic, is a celebration of the modern Celtic muse. Published in 2002 by Proiseact nan Ealan (the Gaelic Arts Agency), it contains an anthology of poetry in Irish and Scottish Gaelic from the 6th to the 20th century combined with artwork and calligraphy by dozens of contemporary artists. It has been described as a 21st-century Book of Kells. Its encompassing of Ireland and Scotland in a single cultural spectrum may be seen in the context of the Columba Initiative.[1]

Older poems are given translations into modern Gaelic of both varieties as well as English.


  1. ^ Maclean, Malcolm; Dorgan, Theo. An Leabhar Mor: The Great Book of Gaelic. O'Brien Press, Limited. ISBN 9781847171139. Retrieved 19 March 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)