Cathal Ó Sándair

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Cathal Ó Sándair (1922–1996), was one of the most prolific Irish language authors.

Biography[edit]

Charles Saunders was born in Weston-super-Mare, England to an English father named Simon Saunders and Irish mother, his family moved to Ireland when he was a child.[1] His uncle was a professional boxer named Darky Saunders, who once fought Jimmy Wilde. While still a school boy, Ó Sandair published a story in the first issue of the magazine Gael Óg in 1938. His first novel appeared in 1943 and featured Réics Carló, the most famous Irish language detective. In addition to the many adventures of Réics Carló, Ó Sándair wrote a series of novels featuring the character Réamonn Óg. The third strand of his fiction centered on school adventures where boys and girls inevitably save the day. Ó Sándair is reputed to have published 160 books and sold more than 500,000 copies.

Partial bibliography[edit]

From the collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC [with Romanized spelling]:

  • Buachaillí Chluain Éanna 1952)
  • Cailíní Chluain Éanna agus Fear an Chlóca Dhuibh (1954)
  • An Chathair seo 'gainne (1946)
  • Cluain Éanna arís (1952)
  • An Corpán sa Trúnc (1944)
  • Dúnṃharbhú i bPáirc an Chrócaigh (1944)
  • An Gluaisteán sídhe (Baile Átha Cliath [Dublin]: Oifig an tSoláthair, 1945)
  • Jacko agus scéalta eile (1944)
  • An Lá Geal (1945)
  • Mo Chara, mo Namhaid (Baile Átha Cliath [Dublin]: Oifig an tSoláthair, [1967])
  • Réics Carló ar an nGealaigh (1950)
  • Réics Carló ar Dhá Eachtra eile (1950)
  • Réics Carló ar Oileán Mhanann (Baile Átha Cliath [Dublin]: Oifig an tSoláthair: Le ceannach ón Oifig Dhíolta Foilseachán Rialtais, 1984)
  • Réics Carló san Aifric (1951)
  • Réics Carló san Éigipt (1951)
  • Soir ón Rio Grande (1949)
  • Súile an fodhail (1946)
  • An tEiteallán Do-fheicthe (1943)
  • Tríocha Píosa Airgid (1943)
  • Uathbhás i mBrugh na Bóinne (1944)

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