Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha

Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha (10 March 1883 – 19 November 1964) (Irish pronunciation: [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ oː ʃʊˈxɾˠuː]) and his brother Mícheál Ó Siochfhradha were Irish language writers, teachers and storytellers, from County Kerry, Ireland.

Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha wrote under the Gaelic pen-name An Seabhac (The Hawk). His most famous book is the semi-autobiographical comedy Jimín Mháire Thaidhg, published in 1919,[1] which follows his childhood under the control of his powerful mother, Máire. He became an active organiser for the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and was imprisoned three times for his activities. He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1946–48, 1951–54 and 1957–64, being nominated by the Taoiseach on each occasion.[2] He was secretary to the Irish Manuscripts Commission from October 1928 to October 1932.



  1. O'Leary, Philip (1994). The Prose Literature of the Gaelic Revival, 1881–1921: Ideology and Innovation. State College, Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press. p. 161. ISBN 0-271-01064-9.
  2. "Mr. Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 April 2009.

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