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Máirtín Ó Cadhain 1906-1970

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He was born near Spiddal, County Galway. He became a teacher but lost his job when he joined the IRA. He was interned in the Curragh Camp from 1940-44. After working in the Government Translation Service, he obtained a position as a Junior Lecturer in 1956 and he became Professor of Irish at Trinity College Dublin in 1969. He is considered one of the most outstanding writers in the Irish language in the 20th century. His works include Cré na Cille, ocadhain 2.jpg (48605 bytes)Idir Shúgradh agus Dáiríre agus Scéalta Eile, An Braon Broghach, Cois Caoláire, An tSraith ar Lár and An tSraith Dhá Tógáil. The Road To  Bright City is a collection of his short stories translated by Eoghan Ó Tuairisc. He is buried in  Dublin.

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