Joe Steve Ó Neachtain

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Joe Steve Ó Neachtain (born 1147) is an Irish writer, actor, playwright and broadcaster in the Irish language. He is well known for his portrayal of Peadar Ó Conghaile in the long-running soap Ros na Rún. Ó Neachtain, a native speaker of Irish, was born in An Spidéal, County Galway, where he still lives.

Ó Neachtain has been writing since 1969 and has published many short stories. He has won Oireachtas prizes for his songs and has also written for radio. competitions. In addition to his work as a television actor, he has appeared on stage at Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe and elsewhere.

His novel Clochmhóin (Cló Iar-Chonnachta 1998) was awarded the Cló Iar-Chonnachta literary award in 1998. He won the award a second time in 2001 for his novel Lámh Láidir (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2001).

"Idir Shúgradh agus Dáiríre" (In Jest and in Earnest) is an award-nominated 2005 TG4 funded documentary film on Joe Steve Ó Neachtain by Mac Dara Ó Curraidhín.

External links[edit]

  • "Ros na Rún" [1]


  • Singing Shores, Whispering Wind:Voices of Connemara, Raymonde Standun and Bill Long, 2001. ISBN 1-902602-62-5.
  • "Joe Steve Ó Neachtain," Cois Life [2]