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Pádraic Ó Conaire
Pádraic Ó Conaire was born in Galway in 1882. Orphaned in 1893 he was sent to live with his uncle in Ros Muc, in the Connemara Gaetacht. After spending a period working in England, where he became involved in Conradh na Gaeilge, he returned to Ireland in 1914, and devoted himself to writing. Amongst his works are the novel Deoraíocht, the short story collections, An Chéad Chloch and Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach, the collection of humorous stories, Fearfeasa Mac Feasa, and a collection of retellings of Irish legends Trí Thrua na Scéalaíochta. He was married to Molly Ní Mhanais, and had four children. He died in Dublin in 1928.