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  • Dec 22, 2011
  • 11:22 AM

A Christmas tale that puts language in the picture

Sinéad Gleeson / Irish Times
THIS YEAR, aged 75, Dublin grandmother Catherine Sheridan fulfilled a huge ambition. After a life filled with family committments and a long-held interest in art, she published her first children’s picture book. What makes the achievement – and the book itself – more intriguing is the fact that it’s published in Irish even though she is not a fluent speaker of the language.

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