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Peadar O’Donnell 1893-1986

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Born in Meenmore, County Donegal. He was a trade union organiser and fought with the IRA against the Treaty. He spent two years in jail. He was elected as a Sinn Féin TD while in prison. He was editor of An Phoblacht in 1924 and published his first novel Storm – A Story of the Irish War, in 1926. His other works include Islanders, Adrigoole, The Knife, On the Edge of the Stream, The Big Windows and Proud Island. His autobiographical books include The Gates Flew Open, Salud!, An Irishman in Spain and There will be Another Day. He fought for the Spanish Republic 1936-7.

            His remains were cremated at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. The ashes were then taken to County Mayo and placed in the family grave of his wife Lile O’Donel.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book