Lig Sinn i gCathú

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Lig Sinn i gCathú
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Paperback cover showing An tSráid Árd, Cathair Na Gaillimhe / City Of Galway (Sáirséal - Ó Márcaigh Teoranta 1982)
Author Breandán Ó hEithir
Translator the author
Country Ireland
Language Irish
Genre Novel
Publisher Sáirséal agus Dill
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print book
Pages 205 pp (Sáirséal - Ó Márcaigh Teoranta 1982)
ISBN 0902563580 (1st Irish ed)
ISBN 0710000308 (1st English ed, Routledge & Kegan Paul)

Lig Sinn i gCathú (Irish: "Lead us into temptation") is a novel by the Irish writer Breandán Ó hEithir. The story is set in the university town of Baile an Chaisil, a thinly disguised Galway City, in 1949, the year Ireland declared itself a republic and withdrew from the British Commonwealth. Máirtín Ó Mealóid, a pub-crawling university student, and his disreputable friends are too busy drinking and lusting after girls to pay much attention to this significant political development. The story takes place over four days from Thursday 14 April to Monday 18 April.

The novel was written and published in Irish, then translated into English and German. An extract from the book was formerly on the curriculum of Honours Level Irish in the Leaving Certificate secondary school examination. It was the first Irish-language book ever to top Ireland's hardback best-seller list.[1]


  1. ^ "Breandan O hEithir, Irish Writer, Dies at 60", The New York Times, 1990-10-25.