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Eoghan Ó Tuairisc
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Eoghan Ó Tuairisc

03 April 1919 - 24 August 1982

Born in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Eoghan Ó Tuairisc received a Master's Degree in English Literature and Language from University College Dublin. He served as an Officer in the Irish Army, and worked as a primary teacher in Dublin until 1961, when he became a full-time writer. Ó Tuairisc's work includes poetry, drama, short stories, novels, essays and lectures in Irish and English. His novels are L'Attaque, Dé Luain and An Lomnochtán. His poetry collections are Rogha an Fhile, and Dialann sa Diseart (with Rita E. Kelly). Ó Tuairisc has also written a number of plays, including Na Mairnéalaigh, Cúirt an Mhéan Oíche, Lá Fhéile Mhichíl, An Hairyfella in Ifreann and Fornocht do Chonac. A member of Aosdána, he died in 1982 and is buried in his native town.

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An Lomnochtán

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