Padraig Ó hEigeartaigh

Life
1871-?; b. Ivereagh Peninsula; emig. to America aged 12; settled in Springfield. Mass., at 20; worked in Charles F. Lynch Clothing Co.; learned Irish in America; wrote celebrated lament for his son “Óchon! A Dhonncha” [‘Da mbeadh an codladh so I gCill na Dromad ort no in uaigh san Iarthar no Bhrón do bhogdadh, cé gur mhór mo dhocar, is ní bheinn id’dhiadh air’]; printed and trans. into English by Patrick Pearse in An Claideamh Solais.

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Criticism
See Fintan O’Toole, ‘An Island Lightly Moored’, in The Irish Times, Weekend (29 March 1997) p.11.

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