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Finest Stories

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This collection, the first representative translation of his work, contains 15 of his greatest short stories including M'Asal Beag Dubh, beloved of generations of schoolchildren.Padraic 6 Conaire was born in Galway in 1882, brought up in the Connemara Gaeltacht and educated there and at Rockwell and Blackrock Colleges. After some years at sea he joined the British Civil ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 1986 by Poolbeg Press
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May 06, 2012 Zan rated it liked it
Enjoyed these much more than P.H. Pearse's short stories. The characters are more rounded and developed and the psychological development of the Irish speaking characters are very interesting. O Conaire seems concerned with the displaced Irish speaker and I think he confronts elements of that theme in ways no Irish writer was able to before his writings.
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Ó Conaire was born in Galway in 1882. His father was a publican, who owned two premises in the town. His mother was Kate McDonagh.

After the collapse of his business, his father was forced to emigrate to the United States of America, where he died shortly afterwards. Ó Conaire's mother died in 1893, with the result that the orphaned Ó Conaire (and his brothers Isaac and Michael) were sent to live w
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