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 Ó Marcaigh 1952, 1986); and three booklets, Brosna (Sáirseal agus Dill, 1965); Línte Liombó (Sáirseal agus Dill, 1971); and posthumously, Tar éis mo Bháis (Sáirsealagus Dill, 1978).
A biography,Seán Ó Ríordáin: Beatha Agus Saothar, by Seán Ó Coileáin was published by Dundalgan Press, in 1982.
He recorded his poetry and prose as Seán Ó Ríordáin Filíocht agus Prós (Gael Linn, 1969).
A recent edition of his work is Seán Ó Ríordáin Na Dánta, Edited with introduction by Seán Ó Coileáin (Gallimh, Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2012).
He died in 1977.
Mise Seán Ó Ríordáin – the man behind the great Irish poet from Cork
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a film of real substance and poignancy. Blighted by TB and by the depression that was its life-long attendant, Ó Riordáin fashioned from his isolation a poetry of stark beauty, but to his brother’s family he was also Jackie Riordan, the loveable and congenial relative whose essential loneliness they could never quite penetrate. Poet Louis de Paor visits the sources of his inspiration, and talks to other key figures to unearth the real story of the man.
Bhí Seán Ó Ríordáin (1916-77) ar cheann de mhórfhilí na Gaeilge agus ar cheann de na filíab fhearr a chum dánta in aon teanga. Léiríonn a shaothar chomh cumasach is a bhí sé agus an tuiscint a bhí aige ar an teanga.