O'Grady, Standish

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
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, 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].
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 (1892–1917; repr. 1920).
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(2.) Ruan O'Donnell, Robert Emmet and the Rising of 1803 (Dublin, 2003), 156; Hugh Art O'Grady, Standish O'Grady: The Man and the Writer (Dublin, 1929), 22-24.