1877-1916; b. New Ross, Co. Wexford, 17 March; ed. CBS, Carlow, and Collegiate
Academy, Carlow, after his familys move there; freelance journalist
and reader at Cló Cumann printing works; his father a Fenian of
1867; joined Volunteers at formation, 1913, acting as Quarter-Master;
also Gaelic League activist; national quartermaster of the Volunteers;
fought at Jacobs Mill in 1916; executed by court martial, Kilmainham,
4 May 1916; wrote two straightforward historical novels, A Swordsman
of the Brigade (1914) and When the Normans Came (1919), pub. posthum.;
P. S. OHegarty prepared a bibliography in 1936. IF DIB DIW DIH
Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction [Pt. I] (Dublin: Maunsel 1919): b. New Ross; A Swordsman [ &c.] (London: Sands 1914),
231pp. [doings of one of the Wild Geese in Sheldons division of
Irish Brigade in France, c. 1703]; When the Normans Came (Dublin:
Maunsel 1919), 170pp. [straightforward historical romances of the
Invasion 1169 sqq. ... not overweighed with erudition]; lists author
under Irish form, Ó h-Annrachain.
D. J. Doherty & J. E. Hickey, A Chronology of Irish History Since 1500 (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1989) cites var. Swordsman [ ... &c.] (1915).
Brian Cleeve & Anne Brady, A
Dictionary of Irish Writers (Dublin: Lilliput 1985); [note var.] When the Normans Came (1918).
Library lists under Irish form, Ó h-Annrachain.