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Peig is an Irish novel first published in 1936. It is suitable for Leaving Certificate Irish.
• Peig is a special book in that it was written by a woman and gives the reader a rare insight into the hard life that a woman endures in the final years of the 19th Century and the early years of the 20th Century.
• The book is written in simple, rich and natural Irish in which there is a mixture of common speech and folklore.
• Peig was herself an excellent storyteller and there is an abundance of stories, oral tradition, superstitions and prayers.
• This book is both a social and personal chronicle of ordinary life on the Great Blasket Island told in pure Irish and seen through the eyes of a brave, intuitive woman.