Padraig Ó Domhnallain

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Padraig Ó Domhnallain, Irish short story writer, born 1884.

Born at Oughterard in 1884, he became a member of the Gaelic League in the early 1900‘s, and was a local organiser. He and Colm de Bhailís assisted Patrick Pearse during his time at Rosmuck, in collecting poems and songs of the region. His own short-stories were written in collaboration with Tomás Ó Raghallaigh and called Bruth-Fa-Thiar. He also translated Chekhov and Merimee into Irish.

He was a descendant of King Dluthach mac Fithcheallach of Ui Maine.

Select bibliography[edit]

  • Conamara, Baile Ath Cliath, Mac Ghuill, 1925
  • Oidhre an Leighinn agus aisti eile, Baile Ath Cliath, Mac Ghuil, 1925
  • Tacar Amhrain, P.Do Domhnallain do dhioghluim agus do chuir le cheile, Dublin, Gill, 1925.
  • Sgealta Eorpacha, Dublin, Gill, 1927.
  • Ar Lorg an Ri agus scealta eile, Baile Ath Claith, Mac Ghuill, 1934
  • Bruth-Fa-Thiar, Baile Ath Cliath, Mac Ghuill, 1935.
  • Drecachta, Baile Ath Claith, Foilseachain an Rialtais, 1935.

References[edit]

  • Galway Authors, Helen Maher, 1976