Tomás Ó Cinnéide
?-1992; b. Dingle peninsula; native speaker; by turns ed. seminary but
withdrew; served in Irish Army during the Emergency; court-martialled
and expelled; teacher, postman, fisherman, labourer, emigrant, alcoholic
and habitué of Skid Row; his mellifluous Irish narrative was tape-recorded
and later translated by Patrick Tyers.
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Wild Rover trans. Pádraig Tyers (Cork: Mercier Press 1997),