Book Launches: March 10th 2022

Photo taken at the Book Launch on Thursday March 10th 2022 to mark the success of Mútsaí agus an phlaic mhór mhillteach/Mootsy and the Awfully Big Bite by Lindsay Myers and Tara Canniffe and Everyone Must Stay at Home by Bláithín Breathnach. Both books were written, illustrated and published in 2020 during the COVID lockdown and were launched (retrospectively!) by Professor Peter Hunt (Cardiff University).  

Mútsaí agus an phlaic mhór mhillteach (which was originally published in English) was illustrated entirely by then 7 year-old Tara Canniffe and so far it has raised €3,186 for the GSPCA from book sales, a cheque for which which was accepted by Emma O’Brien on the night. 

Everyone must Stay at Home, meanwhile was written by Bláithín Breathnach, a second year student of Global Languages at NUI Galway. Both books are on sale in Charlie Byrnes, as well as online at the following websites: and