Pádraig Ó Fiannachta

Pádraig Ó Fiannachta

Grianghrafadóir: Máire Uí Mhaicín

Cead úsáide: Foras na Gaeilge

Dáta: 13 Meán Fómhair 2011

Suíomh: An Daingean, Co. Chiarraí

Malairt portráide: Portráid

Rugadh é i 1927 i mBaile Móir, sa Daingean i gContae Chiarraí. Is iomaí leabhar atá scríofa ag an Ollamh Ó Fiannachta agus is iomaí fós leabhar a raibh baint aige leo mar eagarthóir, mar chomhairleoir agus mar fhoilsitheoir. Is é atá i mbun an chlóphreas An Sagart agus Iris na hOidhreachta. Is dócha gurb iad Léachtaí Cholm Cille agus Irisleabhar Mhá Nuad an dá fhoilseachán is mó cáil. Ó d’éirigh sé as Ollúnacht na Nua-Ghaeilge i Maigh Nuad tamall de bhlianta ó shin, tá seal caite aige ina shagart paróiste i nGleann Fleisce ar dtús agus ansin sa Daingean. Is beag gné de shaíocht na Gaeilge (idir Shean-, Mheán-, agus Nua-Ghaeilge) nach bhfuil an-tuiscint aige uirthi agus tá ábhar an-éagsúil foilsithe aige ina dtaobh sin go léir. Tá ceithre leabhar taistil, leabhar urnaithe, dhá leabhar Teagasc Críostaí, agus cláir lámhscríbhinní foilsithe aige. Ó thaobh na scríbhneoireachta cruthaithí de, tá cnuasaigh filíochta curtha amach aige agus tá rogha dá shaothar le fáil sa tsraith Guth an Ealaíontóra (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 1993). Thug an leabhar critice uaidh, Léas ar ár Litríocht (An Sagart, 1982), grinnléargas ar an litríocht trí chéile agus ar an litríocht chomhaimseartha go háirithe. Foilsíodh féilscríbhinn dó faoin teideal Stair na Gaeilge: in ómós do Pádraig Ó Fiannachta (An Sagart, 1994). Cailleadh é i mí Iúil 2016.

Born in 1927 in An Daingean, Co. Kerry, Pádraig Ó Fiannachta is a prolific writer and publisher, directing the work of the publishing company An Sagart. He also published Iris na hOidhreachta. Léachtaí Cholm Cille and Irisleabhar Mhá Nuad continue to be two of the more significant annual publications of An Sagart. Since retiring from his Professorship in Modern Irish at Maynooth University in 1994, he has served as parish priest in Glenflesk and then in An Daingean. He has published on a wide diversity of subjects, utilising his extensive understanding of Old, Middle and Modern Irish scholarship. He has also published travel books, prayer books, two books of religious doctrine, and manuscript catalogues. He has also published works of creative writing, including a poetry collection, and his poetry was published in the series Guth an Ealaíontóra (Cló Iar-Chonnachta,1993). His book of literary criticism, Léas ar ár Litríocht (An Sagart, 1982) demonstrated his unique insight into literary works, and contemporary literature specifically. Stair na Gaeilge: in ómós do Pádraig Ó Fiannachta (An Sagart, 1994), a festschrift in his honour, was published after his retirement. He died in July 2016.

Dáta breithe: 1927

Áit bhreithe: Daingean Uí Chúis, Co. Chiarraí

Dáta báis: 15 Iúil 2016

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