Ó Coigligh, Ciarán

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Maude, (Maighréad) Caitlín

Maude, (Maighréad) Caitlín (1941–82), poet, writer, singer, actress, dramatist, and Irish-language activist, was born 22 May 1941 in Casla, Co. Galway, second child of John Joseph Maude (Seán Ó Máidhbh) and his wife Mai Ridge (Máire Nic an Iomaire), a teacher. Caitlín received her…

Raiftearaí, Antaine (Ó Reachtabhra, Antoine; Raftery, Anthony)

Raiftearaí, Antaine (Ó Reachtabhra, Antoine; Raftery, Anthony) (1799–1835), poet, was born in Cill Liadáin (Killedan) near Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, son of a weaver from Co. Sligo; nothing else is known of his parents. Blinded by smallpox in childhood, and illiterate, he was helped by…