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Samuel Beckett and Máirtín Ó Cadhain: The Vehemence of the Dead

Leis an Ollamh Robert Welch. Tugadh an léacht seo ag ócáid chomórtha chéid Mháirtín Uí Chadhain i gColáiste Phádraig i 2006. Éist leis an léacht An léacht go hachomair Sa chaint seo (atá i mBéarla) dhírigh an tOllamh Welch ar chosúlachtaí idir scríbhinní Beckett agus Uí Chadhain, ar an mbonn go gcaithfidh cosúlachtaí a bheith idir na […]

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Máirtín Ó Cadhain (a Poem)

A Poem by John Montague. From the collection Patriotic Suite. The tribes merged into the hills,The ultimate rocks where seals converse.There they supped rain-water, ate sparseBerries and (grouped around pale firesAt evening) comforted themselvesWith runics of verse. The nation forgot them untilThere was a revolution. Then soldiersClambered the slopes, salutingIn friendliness: Come down!You are the […]

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Máirtín Ó Cadhain — The Man on the Stamp

By Mae Leonard. In this 2008 piece for RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany, Mae recalled Dublin in the late sixties — and a fascinating figure whom she did not identify until forty years later. Everything in Dublin was new and exciting to me back then — having moved from the confining walls of Limerick to, […]

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Máirtín Ó Cadhain — No Ordinary Man

Le Declan Kiberd. Published, under the title No Ordinary Man, in Irish Examiner, Wednesday15th February, 2006 (p 16). Portrait of a revolutionary Máirtín Ó Cadhain was born in Cois Fharraige, Connemara, Co Galway, in 1906. He taught in the area but lost his post in the 1930s because of the objections of the local bishop to […]

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Máirtín Ó Cadhain (Aitheasc Luan na Tríonóide 2002)

Le Cathal Ó Háinle. Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s career in Trinity College was relatively brief, spanning just less than fifteen years. He was appointed to a lectureship in the School of Irish in January of 1956 when he was fifty years of age and he remained in that grade until October 1967 when, having applied unsuccessfully for appointment […]

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The Nation or the ‘local organic community’?: Ó Cadhain versus Ó Droighneáin

Le Fionntán de Brún. Introduction While the phrase ‘Ó Cadhain versus Ó Droighneáin’ is admittedly fictive, suggesting, as it does, the title of a putative court case or heavy-weight boxing bout, I hope the intention may be forgiven insofar as Máirtín Ó Cadhain and Muiris Ó Droighneáin were indeed heavy-weights in the discourse of the Irish language in the twentieth […]

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Máirtín Ó Cadhain 1906–1970

By Tomás de Bhaldraithe. This article was first published in Lochlann 6, in 1974. The appointment of Máirtín Ó Cadhain to the Professorship of Irish in Trinity College, Dublin, in 1967, was as unexpected as it was unprecedented; particularly in a university which had on previous occasions seen fit to reject Douglas Hyde (for the same chair) […]