Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha

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Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha (1883 – 19 November 1964) (Irish pronunciation: [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ oː ʃʊˈxɾˠuː]) and his brother Mícheál Ó Siochfhradha were Irish language writers, teachers and storytellers , from County Kerry, Ireland.

Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha wrote under under the Gaelic pen-name An Seabhac (The Hawk). His most famous book is the semi-autobiographical comedy Jimín Mháire Thaidhg, published in 1919,[1] which follows his childhood under the control of his powerful mother, Máire. He became an active organiser for the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and was imprisoned three times for his activities. He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1946–48, 1951–54 and 1957–64, being nominated by the Taoiseach on each occasion.[2] He was secretary to the Irish Manuscripts Commission from October 1928-October 1932.

Books[edit]

  • Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha (An Seabhac), An Baile seo 'gainn-ne: Cnuasach Sgéal n-Úrnua, Cónnradh na Gaedhilge: Cló-Chuallacht Fódhla (1913)
  • An Seabhac (Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha), Jimín Mháire Thaidhg, Comhlucht Oideachais na hÉireann (Educational Company of Ireland) (1919)
  • An Seabhac, Jimín .i. eagrán scoile de "Jimín Mháire Thaidhg" [Jimín i.e., a school edition of "Jimín Mháire Thaidhg"], Comhlucht Oideachais na hÉireann (Educational Company of Ireland) (1921)
  • An Seabhac, Learner's English-Irish dictionary: for use in schools and colleges and by students in general, Comhlucht Oideachais na hÉireann (Educational Company of Ireland) (1923)
  • An Seabhac, Seanfhocail na Muimhneach, Comhlucht Oideachais na hÉireann (Educational Company of Ireland) (1926)
  • An Seabhac (ed.) Tóraidheacht an Ghiolla Dheacair agus a Chapaill, Comhlucht Oideachais na hÉireann (Educational Company of Ireland) (1939)
  • An Seabhac (ed.) Tóraidheacht Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne, Comhlucht Oideachais na hÉireann (Educational Company of Ireland) (1939)
  • An Seabhac (ed.) Laoithe na Féinne: Ceithre Laoithe agus Trí Fichid den bhFiannaigheacht, Dublin: Talbot Press (1941).
  • An Seabhac, Seanfhocail na Mumhan [Seanfhocail na Muimhneach (1926) translated into Dublin standard Irish and expanded] by Pádraig Ua Maoileoin: An Gum (1984), ISBN 1-85791-511-9
  • Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha, Jimeen: An Irish Comic Classic, [an English translation of Jimín Mháire Thaidhg], translated by Íde Ní Laoghaire and Peter Fallon, Dublin: O'Brien Press (1984) ISBN 0-86278-680-0

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Leary, Philip (1994). The Prose Literature of the Gaelic Revival, 1881–1921: Ideology and Innovation. State College, Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press. p. 161. ISBN 0-271-01064-9. 
  2. ^ housetype=1&HouseNum=5&MemberID=1621&ConstID=210 "Mr. Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 April 2009. 

External links[edit]

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