Seán Ó Coisdealbha

Born in Inveran, Co. Galway in 1932, he left school at 15, and later studied drama and acting in night school for four years. He began an acting career with a theatre company, traveling to every Gaeltacht in Ireland. His seven plays include Aon Phionta Uigse, An Tinceára Buí, Ortha na Seirce and An tÉan Cuaiche, all published in the 1960s. A Book Of Poetry and Verse/Builler faoí Thuirim Gabha appeared in 1987. He won Oireachtas prizes for drama in 1957 and 1958, and an Oireachtas gold medal for acting.

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