Ó Searcaigh, Cathal

Cathal O Searcaigh
Cathal O Searcaigh. Image source feilenagreine.com

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 Iar-Chonnachta, 1993); Na Buachaillí Bána (Lagan Press, 1995); An Tnúth leis an tSolas (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2001), for which he received 2001 The Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for the Irish language; and Gúru i gClúidíní (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2006).

His plays include Mairimid leis na Mistéirí Tá an Tóin at Titim as an tSaol; and Ghealaí, based on the story of Salomé (Letterkenny, An Grianán, 2001). He has been awarded the Seán Ó Riordáin Prize for Poetry in 1993 and the Duais Bhord na Gaeilge in 1995.

On the Side of Light: The Poetry of Cathal O Searcaigh (ed. James Doan, Frank Sewell, Galway, Arlen House, 2002), is an overview of his work and life.

He was awarded the Seán Ó Riordáin Prize for Poetry in 1993, the Duais Bhord na Gaeilge in 1995, and The American Ireland Fund Literary Award in 2006.

He is a member of Aosdána and lives in Donegal.



Cathal O’Searcaigh at the 2007 San Francisco International poetry festival
IBMSF’s Youtube Channel

Cathal Ó Searcaigh at Wikipedia
Cathal Ó Searcaigh The National Library of Ireland


One Comment

  1. Geraldine Duffy

    I wish to make contact with Cathal O Searcaigh.
    I teach Irish to students in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and have been very moved by Cathal,\s poetry.
    We are very regular visitors to north Donegal and also subscribers to Irish Pages
    We will next be at home May-July 2012
    Can we connect with, meet Cathal?

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