#OTD in 1893 – Peadar O’Donnell, novelist, editor of the newspaper An Phoblacht (The Republic) and social reformer, is born in Co Donegal.

A school teacher by profession, he taught on Arranmore Island before leaving for Scotland to assist migrant labourers in their strike for improved pay and conditions. Returning to Ireland, he became involved in the Republican Movement and played an active part in the War of Independence. O’Donnell opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty and in January 1922 […]

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#OTD in 1893 – Birth of Socialist Republican, Novelist and Journalist, Peadar O’Donnell, in Meenmore, Co Donegal.

A school teacher by profession, he taught on Arranmore Island before leaving for Scotland to assist migrant labourers in their strike for improved pay and conditions. Returning to Ireland, he became involved in the Republican Movement and played an active part in the War of Independence. O’Donnell opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty and in January 1922 […]

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#OTD in 1893 – Peadar O’Donnell, novelist, editor of the newspaper An Phoblacht (The Republic) and social reformer, is born in Co Donegal.

Peadar O’Donnell was born in Co Donegal in 1893. He attended St Patrick’s College, Dublin, where he trained as a teacher. He taught on Arranmore Island before spending time in Scotland. O’Donnell joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the War of Independence. He was imprisoned in Mountjoy Gaol and went on hunger-strike for 41 […]

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1893 – Peadar O’Donnell, novelist, editor of the newspaper An Phoblacht (The Republic) and social reformer, is born in Co Donegal.

Peadar O’Donnell was born in Co Donegal in 1893. He attended St Patrick’s College, Dublin, where he trained as a teacher. He taught on Arranmore Island before spending time in Scotland. O’Donnell joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the War of Independence. He was imprisoned in Mountjoy Gaol and went on hunger-strike for 41 […]

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