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 native Irish speakers. He spent his childhood near Glenties and his teenage years in Gaoth Dobhair.
His novels in Irish are Na Deithe Breige (Baile Átha Cliath, Coiscéim, 2007); and Seachran na Mic Uí gCorra (Coiscéim, 2008).
As well as a mini-anthology of two bi-lingual stories entitled Porto (Galway, Arlen House, 2010), Padraig’s short stories have been included in Lón Leitheoirachta 1 and 2, both edited by Philip Cummings, (Coiscéim, 2005 and 2006).
Seachran Na Mic Uí gCorra shared an Oireachtas na Gaeilge in 2009.
He lives in West Donegal.