Aindrias Ó Baoill

Ó Baoill, Aindrias

Ó Baoill, Aindrias (1888-1972) Rugadh i mbaile fearann Carbad i gceantar na nGleanntach, Co.Dhun na nGall. 1888. Bun-oideachas: Scoil Náisiúnta Cill Choinnigh . Bhain teastas […]

Máirtín Ó Cadhain

Ó Cadhain, Máirtín

Máirtín Ó Cadhain was born in Cois Fharraige in the Connamara Gaeltacht in 1906. He is best known for his major novel, Cré na Cille […]

Philip Ó Ceallaigh

Ó Ceallaigh, Philip

Philip Ó Ceallaigh was born in County Waterford. His story collections are Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse (London/Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2006), for which he was […]

Micheál Ó Chonghaile

Ó Conghaile, Micheál

Micheál Ó Conghaile was born in Inis Treabhair, Galway, in 1962. He established the publishing company Cló Iar-Chonnachta (CIC) in 1985 and the company has […]

Tom O Connor

O Connor, Tom

Tom O Connor was born in Kiltulla, Athenry, Co. Galway in 1936. His books are Hand of History Burden of Pseudo History (USA, Canada, Trafford […]

Máirtín Ó Díreáin

Ó Díreáin, Máirtín

Máirtín Ó Díreáin was born Sruthán, Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, in 1910. He worked as a civil servant from 1928 until 1975, […]

Gregóir Ó Duill

Ó Dúill, Gréagóir

Gréagóir Ó Dúill was born in Dublin and grew up in Co Antrim. He has published six collections, including Innilt Bhóthair (Báile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, […]

Sean O'Faolain

Ó Faoláin, Seán

Seán Ó Faoláin was born in Cork in 1900. He was baptized as John Whelan, but adapted the Irish form of his name, which is […]

Criostoir O Floinn

Ó Floinn, Críostóir

Críostóir Ó Floinn/Christoir O’Flynn was born in Limerick in 1927. He has published over forty books in English and Irish. His plays have been produced […]

Ó Gallachóir, Pádraig

Padráig Ó Gallachóir was born in Perth, Scotland, in 1947. His parents who were from from Glenties and Gaoth Dobhair in Co Donegal were both […]

Mícheál Ó hAodha

Ó hAodha, Mícheál

Mícheál Ó hAodha was born in 1969. His poems are collected in the dual-language Survivor/Dúchas Dóchasach: Representations of the New Irish ([with paintings by Jean […]

Liam Ó Muirthile

Ó Muirthile, Liam

Liam Ó Muirthile was born in Cork in 1950. His poetry collections include Tine Chnámh (Sáorséal Ó Marcaigh, 1984), which was awarded the Irish-American Cultural […]

Ó Ríordáin, Seán

Seán Ó Ríordáin was born in Baile Mhúirne, County Cork in 1916. His collections are Eireaball Spideoige (Baile Átha Cliath, Sáirseal agus Dill, 1952; Sáirseal […]

Cathal O Searcaigh

Ó Searcaigh, Cathal

Cathal Ó Searcaigh was born in Donegal and lives at the foot of Mount Errigal. His collections of poetry include Homecoming/An Bealach ‘na Bhaile (Cló […]

Pádraig Ó Snodaigh

Ó Snodaigh, Pádraig

Pádraig Ó Snodaigh was born in Carlow in 1935. He was assistant keeper of the National Museum from 1963-88, and President of the Gaelic League […]

Eugene Watters

Ó Tuairisc, Eoghan

Eoghan Ó Tuairisc/Eugene Watters (qv) was born in Ballinasloe, Co Galway in 1919. He received a Masters Degree in English Literature and Language from UCD. […]

Ó Tuama, Seán

Seán Ó Tuama was born in Cork in 1926. He was former Professor of Modern Irish Literature in University College Cork, and a visiting Professor […]

Edna O'Brien

O’Brien, Edna

Edna O’Brien was born in Co Clare. Her novels include The Country Girls (London, Hutchinson & Company 1960); The Lonely Girl (London, Jonathan Cape, 1962 […]

Flann O'Brien

O’Brien, Flann

Flann O’Brien was born Brian O’Nolan in County Tyrone, on 5 October 1911, and grew up in Dublin. He was a civil servant for eighteen […]

George O'Brien

O’Brien, George

George O’Brien was born in Lismore, Co Waterford. His works include the memoirs The Village of Longing (Leamington Spa, Sixth Chamber Press / Dublin, The […]

Jean O'Brien

O’Brien, Jean

Jean O’Brien was born in Dublin. A founder member of the Dublin Writers’ Workshop, her collections are The Shadow Keeper (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Poetry, […]

Kate O'Brien

O’Brien, Kate

Kate O’Brien was born in Limerick in 1897, and spent many years in Spain. Her novels include Without My Cloak (London, Heinemann 1931); The Ante-Room […]

Billy O'Callaghan

O’Callaghan, Billy

Billy O’Callaghan was born in Cork in 1974. He has published three short story collections: In Exile (Cork, Mercier Press, 2008), In Too Deep (Mercier […]

Julie O'Callaghan

O’Callaghan, Julie

Julie O’Callaghan was born in Chicago in 1954. Her collections of poetry for adults include Edible Anecdotes (Mountrath, Dolmen, 1983), which was a Poetry Book […]

Sean O'Casey

O’Casey, Sean

Sean O’Casey was born John Casey in Dublin in 1880. His major plays are his Three Dublin Plays: The Shadow of a Gunman (Dublin, The […]

O’Connell, Fergus

Fergus O’Connell was born in Cork. His novel is Call the Swallow (Cork, The Collins Press), which was short listed for the Kerry Irish Fiction […]

Bridget O'Connor

O’Connor, Bridget

Bridget O’Connor was born in Harrow, London. She was the second of five children of Bridie and Jim O’Connor, from Limerick and Cork. Her short […]

Clairr O'Connor

O’Connor, Clairr

Clairr O’Connor was born in Limerick in 1951. Her poetry collections are When You Need Them (Galway, Salmon Publishing, 1989); Breast (Dublin, Astrolabe Press, 2004); […]

Conleth O'Connor

O’Connor, Conleth

Conleth O’Connor was born in Co Kildare in 1947. His plays were produced in the 1970s by the Lantern Theatre, Dublin, including The Reincarnation of […]

Frank O'Connor

O’Connor, Frank

Frank O’Connor (pen name of Michael O’Donovan) was born in Cork City on September 17, 1903. There is a poignant description of his childhood in […]

Joseph O'Connor

O’Connor, Joseph

Joseph O’Connor image was born in Dublin in 1963. His novels are Cowboys and Indians (London, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1991), which was short listed for The Whitbread […]

Karen O'Connor

O’Connor, Karen

Karen O’Connor was born in Millstreet, Co. Cork in 1965. Her collections are Fingerprints (On Canvas) (Tralee, Co Kerry, Doghouse, 2005); and Between The Lines […]

Tommy Frank O'Connor

O’Connor, Tommy Frank

Tommy Frank O’Connor was born in Currow, Tralee, Co Kerry in 1944. His novel is The Poacher’s Apprentice (Dublin, Marino, 1997). His poems are collected […]

Ulick O'Connor

O’Connor, Ulick

Ulick O’Connor was born in Dublin in 1929. His plays include The Dream Box (1972); The Dark Lovers (1975); The Emperor’s Envoy (1976); The Grand […]

Michael O'Dea

O’Dea, Michael

Michael O’Dea was born in Roscommon in 1955. His collections are Sunfire (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 1997); and Turn Your Head (The Dedalus Press, 2003). […]

Brian O'Doherty

O’Doherty, Brian

Brian O’Doherty was born in Roscommon in 1934. His novels are The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P. (New York, Pantheon, 1992); and The Deposition of […]

John O'Donnell

O’Donnell, John

John O’Donnell was born in 1960. His collections are Some Other Country (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2002); and Icarus Sees His Father Fly (Dublin, Dedalus Press, […]

Mary O'Donnell

O’Donnell, Mary

Mary O’Donnell was born in Co Monaghan. Her poetry collections are Reading the Sunflowers in September (The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon, 1991); Spiderwoman’s […]

O’Donnell, Paraic

Paraic O’Donnell is a writer and of fiction, poetry and criticism. His first novel is The Maker of Swans (London, W&N, 2015). He lives in […]

Peadar O'Donnell

O’Donnell, Peadar

Peadar O’Donnell (Peadar Ó Domhnaill) was born to an Irish-speaking family in Dungloe, Co Donegal in 1893. A major radical figure in the history of […]

O’Donoghue, Bernard

Bernard O’Donoghue was born in Co Cork in 1945. His poetry is collected as The Weakness (London, Chatto & Windus, 1992); Gunpowder (Chatto & Windus, […]

Liz O'Donoghue

O’Donoghue, Liz

Liz O’Donoghue was born in North Cork in 1960. Her debut collection is Train to Gorey (Galway, Arlen House, 2008). In 1991 she founded the […]

John O'Donohue

O’Donohue, John

John O’Donohue was born in Co Clare in 1953. An ordained priest with a Ph.D in philosophical theology from the University of Tubingen, his books […]

Síofra O'Donovan

O’Donovan, Síofra

Síofra O’Donovan was born in Dublin in 1971. Her novel is Malinski (Dublin, The Lilliput Press, 2000). She has lived and worked in Poland and […]

Ciaran O'Driscoll

O’Driscoll, Ciaran

Ciaran O’Driscoll was born in Kilkenny in 1943. His poetry collections include Gog and Magog (Galway, Salmon, 1987); The Poet and His Shadow (Dublin, Dedalus, […]

Dennis O'Driscoll

O’Driscoll, Dennis

Dennis O’Driscoll was born in Thurles, Co Tipperary, in 1954. A former editor of Poetry Ireland Review, he was one of Ireland’s most widely published […]

Tony O'Dwyer

O’Dwyer, Tony

Tony O’Dwyer was born in Ennistymon, Co. Clare. His collection is Off Guard (Cork, Bradshaw Books, 2003). His awards include Samhlaiocht Chiarrai 1995 and 1997, […]

Irish Sagas and Folktales

O’Faolain, Eileen

Eileen O’Faolain, née Gould, was born in Cork in 1902. She married Sean O’Faolain in 1927. Her children’s books include The Little Black Hen (New […]

Nuala O'Faolain

O’Faolain, Nuala

Nuala O’Faolain was born in Dublin in 1940. Her autobiographical books are Are You Somebody? (Dublin, New Island Books, 1996/New York, Owl Books, Henry Holt […]

Liam O'Flaherty

O’Flaherty, Liam

Liam O’Flaherty was born at Gort na gCapall, Inishmór, the largest of the Aran Islands, in 1896. He wrote in English and Irish. His main […]

Colm O'Gaora

O’Gaora, Colm

Colm O’Gaora was born in Dublin in 1966. His short stories have been widely published and broadcast and have been been collected in Giving Ground […]

Desmond O'Grady

O’Grady, Desmond

Desmond O’Grady was born in Limerick in 1935, and spent many years living in Paris, Rome, Cairo and Alexandria. His collections include Chords and Orchestrations […]

Shiela O'Hagan

O’Hagan, Sheila

Sheila O’Hagan’s began writing in 1984 while studying at Birkbeck College, London University. In 1988 she won the Goldsmith Award for Poetry, and in 1990 […]

Ed O'Loughlin

O’Loughlin, Ed

Ed O’Loughlin was born in Toronto and raised in Ireland. His novels are Not Untrue and Not Unkind (Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2009), which was long-listed […]

Michael O'Loughlin

O’Loughlin, Michael

Michael O’Loughlin was born in Dublin in 1958. His poetry collections are Stalingrad: The Street Dictionary (Dublin, Raven Press, 1980); Atlantic Blues (Dublin, Raven Arts […]

Nessa O'Mahony

O’Mahony, Nessa

Nessa O’Mahony was born in Dublin. Her poetry is collected as Bar Talk,* (Dublin, iTaLiCs Press, 1999); Trapping a Ghost (Bristol, Bluechrome, 2005); and Sight […]

Ernie O'Malley

O’Malley, Ernie

Ernie (Ernest) O’Malley was born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, in 1897, and was prominent in the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. […]

Mary O'Malley

O’Malley, Mary

Mary O’Malley was born in 1954 in Connemara, Co Galway. Her collections are A Consideration of Silk (Galway, Salmon Poetry, 1990); Where the Rocks Float […]

O’Neill, David Rory

David Rory O’Neill was born in Belfast. His novels include The Daniel Series: Conflict (Sivermine Mountains, Tipperary, Davidrory Publishing, 2013); Challenge (Davidrory, 2013); Passion (Davidrory, […]

Joseph O'Neill

O’Neill, Joseph

Joseph O’Neill was born in Cork in 1964. His novels are This Is The Life (London, Faber & Faber, 1991); The Breezes (Faber & Faber, […]

Catriona O'Reilly

O’Reilly, Caitríona

Caitríona O’Reilly was born in Wicklow. Her collections are The Nowhere Birds (Tarset, UK, Bloodaxe Books, 2001), which was was shortlisted for the Forward Prize […]

Patricia O'Reilly

O’Reilly, Patricia

Patricia O’Reilly’s novels are Once Upon a Summer (Dublin, The Wolfhound Press, 2000); Felicity’s Wedding (London, Oldcastle Books, 2001); Time and Destiny (London, Hodder & […]

Sean O'Reilly

O’Reilly, Sean

Sean O’Reilly was born in Derry in 1969. He has published a collection of short stories, Curfew and Other Stories (London, Faber & Faber, 2000). […]

Kate O'Riordan

O’Riordan, Kate

Kate O’Riordan was born in the West of Ireland. Her novels are Involved (1995), which was shortlisted for the Dillons First Fiction Prize, and has […]

T.S. O'Rourke

O’Rourke, T.S.

TS O’Rourke was born in 1968. His novels include Ganglands (Breffni Books, 1996); Death Call (Breffni Books, 1997); and The Republican (Killynon House Books, 2006). […]

Maeve O'Sullivan

O’Sullivan, Maeve

Maeve O’Sullivan was born in Dublin in 1963. Her collections are Double Rainbow [with Kim Richardson](Uxbridge, UK, Alba Publishing, 2005); Initial Response, An A-Z of […]

Michael O'Sullivan

O’Sullivan, Michael

Michael O’Sullivan was born in Cork City in 1959. His collections of poetry include The Physics of Parting (Indiana, Wyndham Hall Press/Cloverdale Library, 1993); Mornings […]

Fintan O'Toole

O’Toole, Fintan

Fintan O’Toole was born in Dublin in 1958. His books include The Politics of Magic: The Work and Times of Tom Murphy (Dublin, Raven Arts […]

Gregory O'Donoghue

O’Donoghue, Gregory

Gregory O’Donoghue was born in Cork in 1951, where he studied in UCC under Sean Lucy and John Montague. After some years as an academic […]

Mary O'Donoghue

O’Donoghue, Mary

Mary O’Donoghue was born in 1975 and grew up in Co. Clare. Her collections are Tulle (The Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Publishing, 2001); and Among […]

Julia O'Faolain by Dave Meehan

O’Faolain, Julia

Julia O’Faolain was born in London in 1932 to the writer Sean O’Faolain and children’s writer Eileen O’Faolain (née Gould). Her works include the short […]

Micheal O'Siadhail

O’Siadhail, Michael

Micheal O’Siadhail was born in Dublin in 1947. His collections are An Bhliain Bhisigh (Baile Átha Cliath, An Clóchomhar, 1978); Runga (An Clóchomhar, 1980); Cumann […]

Derry O'Sullivan portrait

O’Sullivan, Derry

Derry O’Sullivan was born in Cork in 1944. A former student of Seán Ó Tuama, his poetry collections in Irish are Cá bhfuil do Iudás? […]

Leanne O'Sullivan

O’Sullivan, Leanne

Leanne O’Sullivan was born in 1983 in the Beara peninsula of West Cork. Her collections are Waiting for My Clothes (Northumberland, UK, Bloodaxe Books, 2004); […]

Frank Ormsby

Ormsby, Frank

Frank Ormsby was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, in 1947. His books of poetry include the collections Ripe for Company (Belfast, Ulsterman Publications, 1971); A […]

Damien Owens

Owens, Damien

Damien Owens was born in Monaghan in 1971. He also writes under the name Alex Coleman “for (sigh) marketing reasons”. His novels as Damien Owens […]