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Peadar Mac Fionnghaile (1857 - 1940):
Writer and playwright


Peadar Mac Fhionnghaile was born in County Donegal and though he learned some Irish as a child, he was not an Irish speaker. In 1878 he joined the civil service in England. When he returned to Ireland in 1893, he joined the Gaelic League, and from 1923 served as its President. As well as A Handbook of Irish Teaching, he wrote plays and edited anthologies of Irish verse. Among his works, many of which were written under the pseudonym Cu Uladh, are Eachtra Aodha Ruaidh Ui Dhomhnaill, Conchubhar Mac Neasa and An Cogadh Dearg agus Sgealta Eile.



Born: 1857
Died: 1940
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