Pádraic Breathnach was Born in Moycullen, Co. Galway, in 1942.
His stories are collected as Bean Aonair (Clódhanna Teo., 1974); Buicéad Poitín (Clódhanna Teo., 1978); An Lánúin (F.N.T., 1979); Na Déithe Luachmhara Deiridh (Clódhanna Teo., 1980); Lilí agus Fraoch (Clódhanna Teo., 1983) Ar na Tamhnacha (Clódhanna Teo., 1987); Íosla agus Scéalta Eile (Clódhanna Teo., 1992); The March Hare and Other Stories (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1994); and An Pincín (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1996).
His novels are Gróga Cloch (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1990); and As na Cúlacha (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1998).
He has also published a cassette and booklet, Taomanna (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1990), and a volume on folklore and social history, Maigh Cuilinn: a Táisc agus a Tuairisc (Cló Chonamara, 1986).
He has won many Oireachtas prizes, including Duais Sheáin Uí Éigeartaigh, 1983; and Duais Bhord na Gaeilge at Listowel in 1992 and 1994. He was awarded The Butler Literary Award from The Irish American Cultural Institute in 1992.
He lives in Limerick.
Pádraic Breathnach at Leabhar Breac