February 20, 1882

Padraic O Conaire, one of the most important yet lesser known figures in the Gaelic Revival movement, was born on February 20, 1882 in Galway. After emigrating to London in 1899, O Conaire got a position with the Board of Education. It was through this position that he first became involved with the work of the Gaelic League. He returned to Ireland in 1914 and taught at Gaeltacht summer schools, worked as an organizer for the Gaelic League, and primarily wrote. He is most well known for his works in the Irish language, such as “M’asal Beag Dubh.”

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