Sandy’s third book, ‘An Naomhsgeul as Buaine: Sgàthan Cinne-Daonna is Aiteal Dhè – The Most Enduring Saint’s Fable: Mirror of Humanity and Glimpse of God’, was published in October 2021 by Sallan Ltd. It was the result of a commission from the Royal Irish Academy with support from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, for a substantial suite of poetry to mark 1500 years since the birth of St Columba in 521, and has been described as ‘a mesmeric suite of poems’. There are 17 Cantos in this book, exploring key events, actions and influences in Columba’s life and aspects of his legacy. The Cantos vary greatly in form and feel, and are designed be set to music in the style of early plain chant. Like Sandy’s two earlier collections, this third book includes the author’s own English translations throughout. You can watch Sandy’s interview about the book of the Irish Language TV channel TG4 here.