Pádraig Ó Snodaigh

Life
[1935- ]; Pádraig Ó Snodaigh [Oliver Snoddy]; on staff at National Library of Ireland; poet, reviewer, and publisher; est. Cóisceim, 1980, with loan of £1,000 from Risteard Ó Glaisne; published 4 books in first year; reached 650 titles by 2005; has written on Irish history relating to the rise of nationalism, including a critique of Francis Shaw and F. X. Martin as Two Godfathers of Revisionism (1992); also fiction, poetry and translations from Italian and Gaelic; m. Clíodna Cussen.

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Works
Irish History
  • Comhghuaillithe na Réabhlóide, 1913-1916 (Baile Átha Cliath: Clóchomhar 1966);
  • Ua Rathghaille (Baile Atha Cliath: Foillseacháin Poblachtacha 1967), and Do. [rep. edn.] (Dublin: United Irishman [1970]);
  • Paróiste an Fheirtéirigh agus 1916 (Baile Átha Cliath: Scepter [1968]);
  • An bealach romhainn: léacht a tugadh in Áras an Chonartha faoi bhráid Choiste na Cathrach, Baile Átha Cliath, mí Márta, 1974 (Baile Átha Cliath: Clódhanna 1974);
  • ‘Some Police and Military Aspects of the Irish Volunteers, in The Irish Sword, XIII (1978), pp.217-29;
  • ’98 and Carlow: A Look at the Historians (Coiste Éigse Ceatharlacha: The author 1979), and Do., rep. as Ceatharlach i 1798: amharc ar na staraithe (Baile Áithe Cliath: Coiscéim thar ceann Cumann Oidhreachta Chontae Cheatharlach 1991);
  • ‘The “Volunteers of ‘82”: A Citizen Army or Armed Citizens - A Bicentenial Retrospect’, in Irish Sword, 15, 60 (1983) pp.177-88;
  • with Arthur Mitchell, eds. Irish Political Documents 1916-1949 (Blackrock: Irish Academic Press [1985]); with A. Mitchell, ed., Irish Political Documents 1869-1916 (Dublin: Irish Academic 1988);
  • Two Godfathers of Revisionism: 1916 in the Revisionist Canon (Dublin: Fulcrum 1991);
  • The Irish Volunteers 1715-1793: A List of the Units (Blackrock: Irish Academic Press 1995);
  • Ón droichead go dtí an duibheagán: téamaí staire ón tréimhse Nollaig 1921 go tús Chogadh na gCarad Meitheamh 1922 (Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim [1997]);
  • Dílseoirí na Gaillimhe: faoi airm agus éide i 1798, roimhe agus ina dhiaidh (Publisher: Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim [1998]).
Language Revival
  • Caomhnú nó athréimniú: óráid an Uachtaráin, a tugadh ag Ardfheis, Chonradh na Gaeilge i mBéal Átha na Slua, 19 Aibreán, 1975 (Baile Átha Cliath: Conradh na Gaeilge 1975);
  • Faitíos agus náire: Óráid an Uachtaráin, a tugadh ag Ardfheis Chonradh na Gaeilge i mBaile Átha Cliath, 1 Bealtaine 1976 (Baile Átha Cliath: Clódhanna Teo., 1976);
  • Hidden Ulster (Baile Átha Cliath: Clodhanna 1973), and Do. rep. as Hidden Ulster: Protestants & the Irish Language, foreword by Cosslett Quin [3rd edn.] (Belfast: Lagan Press 1995);
  • [as Oliver Snoddy], ‘Yeats and Irish in the Theatre’, in Éire-Ireland, 4, 1 (Spring 1969), pp.39-45;
  • Modern Literature in Irish: Survival, Revival, Arrival (London: Connolly Association 1987).
Poetry
  • with Colm O’Neill, Conleth Ellis and James O’Rourke, Poems (Carlow: The Nationalist and Leinster Times 1961);
  • Cumha agus cumann (Baile Átha Cliath: Aisling Design 1985);
  • Cúl le cúl (Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim 1988);
  • Ó Pharnell go Queenie (Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim 1991), trans as From Parnell To Queenie (Belfast: Lapwing Publs. 2001), 47pp.
Longer Fiction
  • Rex: [úrscéal] (Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim 1981); Linda (Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim 1987).
Short fiction
  • ‘Malachy Mal’ in Oghma, Italian trans. in bilingual edition by Rosangela Barone, as Len (Faenza: Mobydick 1999), 54pp.
Translations
  • trans. Veinéiseach éigin [“Anonimo Veneziano”, by Giuseppe Berto] (Baile Átha Cliath: Canbad 1983);
  • trans., with Liam Prút, Eadar mi’s a’bhreug: leaganacha Gaeilge [Irish trans. of Scots-Gaelic poems by Máiri Nic Gumaraid] (Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim 1988);
  • trans., An tAmhrán Éireannach [i gcuimhne Bobby Sands], by Giuseppe Conte (Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim 1991);
  • trans. [bilingual edition], Unshed Tears/Deora nár caoineadh, by Áine Ni Ghlinn (Dublin: Dedalus Press [1996]);
  • trans. [bilingual edition], Ruithmean’s neo-rannan/Rainn agus neamhrainn, by Máiri Nic Gumaraid (Baile Átha Cliath: Coiscéim 1997).
Miscellaneous
  • with Rudi Holzapfel, Nollaig, 1964 ([q.p.]: 1964) [limited edn. of 500];
  • An Cómhargadh (Baile Átha Cliath: Pobal, [1971]);
  • Ireland and the Common Market: A Second Act of Union? (Dublin: Common Market Study Group 1972);
  • Pádhraic Óg Ó Conaire, Liam Ó Maolruanaidh: 1873-1901, together with examples of Gaelic/Irish language poetry and prose by Ó Maolruanaidh selected by Pádraig Ó Snodaigh (Baile Átha Cliath: Clódhanna 1975);
  • Pádraic H. Pearse, Litreacha oscailte [autobiography - notaí le P. Ó Snodaigh] (Baile Átha Cliath: arna bhfoilsiú ag Club Chonradh na Gaeilge ibpáirt le Clódhanna Teo 1979);
  • [ed. P. Ó Snodaigh], Gerard Anthony Hayes-McCoy, A History of Irish Flags from Earliest Times (Dublin: Academy 1979);
  • Ón Droichead go dtí an Duibheagán [From the Bridge of the Abyss] (1998).
Criticism (sel.)
  • [as Oliver Snoddy], ‘Notes on Literature in Irish Dealing with the Fight for Freedom’, in Éire-Ireland, 3, 2 (Summer 1968), pp. 138-48 [based on lecture delivered to Celtic League, Arás Thomáis Ághas, Easter Monday, 1966];
  • ‘Quixote Versus Revisors’, review of sundry books incl. Brian P. Murphy, The Catholic Bulletin [...], of in Books Ireland (Oct. 2005), pp.232-33.

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Commentary
Books Ireland (Feb. 2000), p.43, ‘First Flush’, gives notice of Rosangela Barone, trans., Len (1999), a bilingual edition on facing pages; calls it a ‘“Stream of consciousness” story that originally appeared in Oghma under the title Mal. Further remarks that the title-character’s name “Malachy Mal”, resonating with Irish “mall” (slowly), has been changed to “lento” to echo it. The ‘Lenuvole’ collection [series] in which the work appears incls. others by Ciaran Carson, Theo Dorgan and Alan Titley. See also Tony Canavan, on Irish-language presses, Books Ireland (April 2005).

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Notes
BICO: British and Irish Communist Organisation, ‘Hidden Ulster’ Explored: A Reply to Padraig O Snodaigh’s ‘Hidden Ulster’ ([Belfast]: British and Irish Communist Organisation [1973]).

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