O Brolchain, Honor

Honor Ó Brolcháin is a grand-niece of Joseph Plunkett and has access to the family archives and memorabilia. She is also the author of All In The Blood: A Memoir of Geraldine Plunkett Dillon.

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Ó Conaill, Séamus

Dublin-based writer,  Séamus Ó Conaill teaches in University College Dublin and works for publishers Gill Books. His short fiction has been published in a number of journals, featured on RTÉ Radio, and he has read at many festivals and universities in Ireland, China, Spain and the USA. His work has been short-listed for the Maeve Binchy Award and the Sky Arts Future’s Fund, and long-listed for BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Short Story Competition. He is the editor of The Dublin Illustrated Edition of Ulysses (The O’Brien Press, 2014).

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Ó Donnchú, Liam

Liam Ó Donnchú is a native of Hollyford, County Tipperary and now resides near Thurles. After over four decades as a primary school teacher, Liam is director of Lár na Páirce, the museum of Gaelic Games in Thurles. He has been PRO of Semple Stadium for many years. He is a former player, secretary and chairman of Thurles Sarsfields GAA club and is currently vice-president. 

He is author of such publications as: Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story Vol 1&2, Tom Semple and The Thurles Blues, Pouldine School-Inné agus Inniu, and co-author of Tipperary’s GAA Ballads, Horse and Jockey- a pictorial record. He has written numerous articles on Gaelic games. 

Liam is married to Catherine and they have four adult children: Eoghan, Muireann, Neasa and Kilian.

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Ó hAllmhuráin, Gearóid

Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is an Irish historian and anthropologist specialising in ethnomusicology and currently lecturing in Concordia University, Montréal, where he holds the Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies. A leading authority on the history of Irish traditional music, he is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with several All-Ireland titles on concertina and uilleann pipes to his credit.

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Ó Muircheartaigh, Micheál

Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, the ‘voice of Gaelic games’, has the record for the longest career as a live match commentator, from 1949 to 2010. His unique style and endless passion for the GAA have kept us enthralled all these years, transmitting the electricity of live matches through
the airwaves.

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O'Brien, Brendan

Brendan O’Brien reported on Northern Ireland as RTÉ’s senior current affairs reporter beginning in 1974, and he made three major documentaries about the IRA. He won many awards for investigative journalism, including European Journalist of the Year 1998 and the Amnesty International Award 2001. Since retiring from RTÉ he has lectured extensively on the Northern Irish conflict and peace process.


He is the author of The Story of Ireland, a children’s book illustrated by Cartoon Saloon; The Long War: The IRA and Sinn Féin; and the revised and updated edition of A Short History of Ireland (by the late Breandán
Ó hEithir). He lives in Wicklow with his family.

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O'Brien, Eoin

Eoin O’Brien is a songwriter and musician, a writer and illustrator.
He enjoys nothing more than a good old singsong around a kitchen table or a bonfire. He lives with his fantastic wife, two beautiful children and a dog, in historic Glasnevin in north Dublin.

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