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Úna-Minh Kavanagh: she combines her love of Gaeilge and social media skills to promote a fresh and vibrant use of the language

Úna-Minh Kavanagh: she combines her love of Gaeilge and social media skills to promote a fresh and vibrant use of the language

Anseo by Úna-Minh Kavanagh is a beautiful book. It is beautiful in its conception, execution and, most importantly, in its effect.

It tells the story of the author’s life as a Hanoi-born, Irish adoptee raised from the first weeks of her young life in Tralee, Co Kerry, by a single mother and an Irish-speaking grandfather during the 1990s.

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