Project participants

Project Team

Editor: Dr Liam Mac Amhlaigh

Design and Technical consultant: Ronan Doherty

Project executives (Stage 2): & Jennifer Gorissen

Ursula Ní Choill and Elly Shaw & Eibhlín Ó hAodhagáin worked on Stages 1 and 2 respectively of the project.

Portráidí na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge is a partnership project between the publisher COMHAR and the funding agency Foras na Gaeilge


COMHAR is the national publisher for the Irish language, publishing and distributing a monthly magazine, Comhar, since 1942 with essays covering current affairs, reviews of recently published books, and original literary material. COMHAR also publishes COMHARÓg, a magazine for post-primary students, COMHARTaighde, an annual peer-reviewed academic journal, and maintains the book-publishing imprint LeabhairCOMHAR, which publishes up to 7 books a year in a range of genres. COMHAR is grateful for the ongoing support of Foras na Gaeilge, An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta, agus Gaelscolaíochta, Clár na Leabhar Gaeilge and the Arts Council.

Foras na Gaeilge

In the Good Friday Agreement, it was stated that a North/South Implementation body (An Foras Teanga) be set up to promote both the Irish language and the Ulster Scots language. Under the auspices of this body, Foras na Gaeilge carries out all the designated responsibilities regarding the Irish language. This entails facilitating and encouraging the speaking and writing of Irish in the public and private contexts in the Republic of Ireland, and in Northern Ireland where there is appropriate demand, in the context of part three of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages.