O'Grady, Standish,1846–1928, Irish author and historian. A leader in the Irish literary renaissanceIrish literary renaissance,
late 19th- and early 20th-century movement that aimed at reviving ancient Irish folklore, legends, and traditions in new literary works. The movement, also called the Celtic renaissance, was in part the cultural aspect of a political movement that was
..... Click the link for more information. , he followed his History of Ireland (1878–80) with English versions of the heroic legends of Ireland. The best are probably his volumes about CuchulainCuchulain
, Irish legendary hero of Ulster, of prodigious strength and remarkable beauty. He is the central figure of the Ulster legends, the greatest work of which is the Táin Bó Cúalnge [the cattle raid of Cooley].
..... Click the link for more information. (1892–1917; repr. 1920).