Seamus O'Neill (1910 - 1981):
Academic, writer and playwright
Seamus O'Neill was born in Clarkhill, near Castlewellan, County Down and was educated at Queen's University, Belfast, and Innsbruck. He gave lecture tours in America and Canada and was, for forty years, Professor of History at Carysfort College of Education. He wrote short stories, An Sean Saighdiur agus Scealta Eile, poetry, essays and plays including Faill ar an bhFeart. His novel Tonn Tuile was a bestseller. He died in Dublin.