Ó Díreáin, Máirtín

Máirtín Ó Díreáin was born Sruthán, Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, in 1910.

Máirtín Ó Díreáin
Máirtín Ó Díreáin. Image Co Galway Guide

He worked as a civil servant from 1928 until 1975, and represented Ireland at the Warsaw Autumn Poetry Festival in 1977.

His main works include the poetry collections Rogha Dánta (1949); Ó Mórna agus Dánta Eile (1957); Ar Ré Dhearóil (1962); Cloch Choirnéil, (1967); Crainn is Cairde (1970); Ceacht an Éin (1984); Dánta 1939-79 (1980); Béasa an Túir (1984); Tacar Dánta/Selected Poems (1984); Craobhóg: Dán (1986). His autobiographical essays are collected as Feamainn Bhealtine (1961). His awards include the An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council Awards (1964 and 1971); the Butler Prize, with Eoghan Ó Tuairisc (1967); the Ossian Prize for Poetry, FVS Foundation, Hamburg (1977).

He was a member of Aosdána, and died in 1988.

Máirtín Ó Direáin Interview Part.1
YouTube Channel maintained by Máirtín Ó Direáin’s family.

Máirtín Ó Direáin at County Galway Guide

Máirtín Ó Direáin at Claddagh Records

Máirtín Ó Direáin at The National Library of Ireland

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