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Pádraig Ó Snodaigh

Irish Writer


Pádraig Ó Snodaigh

.Pádraig Ó Snodaigh was born in Carlow in 1935. He was educated by the Christian Brothers there before becoming a clerk for the Electricity Supply Board, 1951-63. He was assistant keeper of the National Museum from 1963 1988, and President of the Gaelic League from 1974-78. He has published scholarly works such as Hidden Ulster (Belfast, Lagan Press, 1998); and The Irish volunteers, 1715-1793 (Dublin, Irish Academic Press, 1995); a novel, Ó Pharnell go Queenie (1991); and poetry collections, including Cumba agus Cumann (1985); and Cúl le Cúl (1988). He is founder and editor of Coscéim, which has been a seminal influence in Irish language publishing since the 1980s. He is married to the artist Cliodhna Cussen. His son Aengus Ó Snodaigh is a Sinn Féin TD. Three other sons, Rossa, Rónán, and Colm are in the band Kíla. His other sons are Cormac and Fergus who owned and operated a security firm for 20 years until 2004.

Source: Irish Writers Online & Wikipedia


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