Prionsias Mac Aonghusa

1933-2003; b. Salthill, Co. Galway; ed. Galway and Dublin; Abbey Theatre actor, 1951-53; activist and ultimatley president of Gaelic League; UN consultant on Namibia, 1974-75; Chairman Irish International peace Movement, 1978. A; The Best of Connolly (Cork 1966); The Best of Pearse (Cork 1967); The Best of Tone (Cork 1973) [DIW 1972], all with Liam Ó Reagáin; Quotations form P H Pearse (Dublin 1979). Gave controversial advice to League members to vote for Sinn Féin in W. Belfast. DIW

Wiki: There is a copious entry in Wikipedia covering his childhood, career, left-wing Republican politics, state appoints arising from a close association with Charles Haughey: ‘[...] Born in Salthill, Galway, County Galway in 1933, Mac Aonghusa was the son of Criostóir Mac Aonghusa, a writer and Irish language activist, and Mairéad Ní Lupain (De Lappe), a nurse and native Irish speaker. The eldest of four siblings, Mac Aonghusa grew up speaking Irish as his first language and allegedly did not learn English until the age of eleven. The Mac Aonghusa parents were left-wing Irish republicans who supported Fianna Fáil (his father at one time was a Fianna Fáil councillor)[3] and associated with the like-minded M´irtín Ó Cadhain and Peadar O’Donnell. / Mac Aonghusa’s parents split when he was ten years of age; his mother took his siblings away to Dublin while Mac Aonghusa and his father remained in Rosmuc, a remote village and part of the Galway Gaeltacht. As a teenager he was educated at Coláiste Iognáid (also known as St. Ignatius College), a bilingual school in Galway City.’ (Available online; accessed 30.10.2023.)

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