Ó Háinle, Cathal

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Ó Cadhain, Máirtín

Ó Cadhain, Máirtín (1906–70), republican, creative writer, and academic, was born 4 January 1906 at An Cnocán Glas, Spiddal, Co. Galway, second born and first surviving child among seven sons and six daughters of Seán Ó Cadhain, farmer, and Bríd Ní Chonfhaola, farmer's daughter,…

Ó Neachtain, Seán

Ó Neachtain, Seán (c.1640–1729), poet and teacher, was born in the east of Co. Roscommon, son of Tadhg Ó Neachtain, farmer, of Co. Roscommon; nothing is known of his mother. In his early years Seán lived and owned a farm in the parish of Drum in the barony of Athlone, Co…

Ó Neachtain, Tadhg

Ó Neachtain, Tadhg (1671–c.1752), writer, scribe, lexicographer, and teacher, was born in Dublin, the first child among two sons and one daughter of Seán Ó Neachtain (qv), teacher and creative writer, and his wife, Úna Ní…