Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin

Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin

Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin is of Austrian/Irish parentage. Born and bred in Longford, she still lives there with her husband, John, and their three children, Saorlaith, Diarmaid and Cian. They are rearing their family through Irish.

Esther is a teacher of Irish at the second level Meánscoil Mhuire in Longford Town and is also national Chairperson of Comhluadar, the organisation for Irish-speaking families. She writes for her own children and, from this, grew her interest in writing for others. Esther also pens articles in both Irish and English for a variety of newspapers and magazines. In 2008-2009 she spent a year under the tutelage of writer Ré Ó Laighléis, honing her skills and working with him under the Clár na Leabhar Gaeilge writers’ mentoring scheme, Scéim na nOidí. It was from this training period that the collection Eachtraí Uchtaigh - her first publication for children - resulted. In 2010 MÓINÍN published Ruball Trioball – her first novel for 6-8 year-old readers - This novel was awarded the accolade of ‘2010 Book of the Year for Younger Readers/ Réics Carló Award'.

MÓINÍN published her children’s novel Is Mise do Chara in August 2011, followed in Summer 2012 by her latest work for younger readers Cleasaí an Coinín.