Michael O’Hanrahan

1877-1916; b. New Ross, Co. Wexford, 17 March; ed. CBS, Carlow, and Collegiate Academy, Carlow, after his family’s 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. O’Hegarty prepared a bibliography in 1936. IF DIB DIW DIH

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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 Sheldon’s 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).


British Library
lists under Irish form, Ó h-Annrachain.

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