Pàdruig MacIlleChiar


...island poet reclining on a seaweed-upholstered chaise longue of gneiss...

Pàdruig MacIlleChiar lives and works in Harris within sight of where his ancestors lived and worked a quarter of a millennium ago.

He is a member of the Uist Writer's Group at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist, where he also coordinated and presented a monthly live music event, Taigh Ciùil.

His first book, published simultaneously in the Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) translation available here and in a printed edition in the original English, has had more than nine hundred downloads.

Where to buy in print


There Will Be Pauses Just Like This
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
These distillations, inspired by my home in North Uist, have been compiled to create this, my second independently published poetry collection.
Cnoc and Loch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: British English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
These twenty-five pieces arising from people and places of the Western Isles of Scotland have appeared elsewhere and are now brought together to form my first independently published poetry collection.
Sgeul nan Eilthireach a dh’fhalbh à Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh
Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) translation of 'The Story of Emigration from Berneray, Harris' by Peter Kerr. Published by Comunn Eachdraidh Bheàrnaraigh/Berneray Historical Society 2012

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