Mici Mac Gabhann (1865 - 1948):
Mici Mac Gabhann was born in County Donegal, the eldest child of a Gaelic-speaking family. When he was nine years old he was hired out as a herder. At the age of fifteen he went as a labourer to Scotland, and when he was twenty went to America as a gold prospector. In 1902 he returned to Ireland, rich with Klondyke gold and bought a farm. His story, which was transmitted orally to Sean O hEochaidh was published as Rotha Mor an tSaoil, and it won the Club Leabhar award. Valentin Iremonger translated it into English as The Hard Road to Klondyke.