Breandán Ó hEithir

Journalist, Author

1930 – 1990


Who was Breandán Ó hEithir?

Breandán Ó hEithir was an Irish writer and broadcaster.

He was born in Inishmore, County Galway. His parents were national school teachers and Ó hEithir attended their school in Kilronan. He received his secondary school education at Coláiste Éinde in Galway. He attended University College Galway for three years but left without obtaining a degree.

Ó hEithir wrote in both Irish and English, and was highly regarded for the originality and liveliness of his journalism, especially his work in Irish.

After college, he spent a number of years working as a book manager for Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge. He served as an editor at Sáirséal agus Dill, the Irish language publishing house, and as Irish language editor for The Irish Press from 1957 to 1963 he also wrote a column for The Sunday Press. He was a regular columnist with the journal Comhar and also contributed a weekly column to The Irish Times. He also served as a staff journalist with Raidió Teilifís Éireann, working on the current affairs programmes Cúrsaí and Féach.

He was a member of the radical nationalist and fascist political party, Ailtirí na hAiséirghe, in the 1940s.

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Jan 18, 1930
  • National University of Ireland, Galway
Oct 26, 1990

on July 23, 2013


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