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 Frank O’Connor 1903 – 1966
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Short story master Frank O’Connor was the product of a poverty-stricken, alcohol- and violence-addled home. The unfortunate young Corkman received very little education, yet did manage to develop a lifelong fascination with Irish literature, language, and nationalism.

After serving in the IRA during the Civil War, O’Connor was disappointed by partition and grew disillusioned with the nationalist movement.
 
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