Dara Ó Conaola

Dara Ó Conaola is an Irish writer who writes in Irish. His first book, Mo Chathair Ghriobháin, established him as an important contemporary writer in the language. Night Ructions, (translated by Gabriel Rosenstock) was launched at the 1990 Sunday Times Festival of Literature, Hay-on-Wye, Wales.

In 2001 his novella Misiún ar Muir/Sea Mission was reissued. It had been staged at An Taibhdhearc as part of the Galway Arts Festival in 1992 and at Expo ‘92 in Spain. His work has been translated into German, French, Croatian and Romanian, while the short story, Amuigh Liom Féin, is on the Irish Leaving Certificate curriculum.

He participated in the Cúirt International Festival of Literature in 2002. Two songs by him are included on Lasairfhíona's debut album.


  • Misiún ar Muir/Sea Mission, An Ceardshiopa Inis Oírr Teo, 1992. Second edition, 2000.
  • Night Ructions, Forrest Books, London & Cló Iar-Chonnachta, Co. na Gaillimhe, 1990. Second edition, 1999.
  • Saol agus Saothar Albert Power, Ceardshiopa Inis Oírr Teo, 1996
  • An Teachín Ceann Tuí/Thatched Homes of the Aran Islands, Ceardshiopa Inis Oírr Teo, 1988
  • Amuigh Liom Féin, Ceardshiopa Inis Oírr Teo, 1988
  • Cor in Aghaidh an Chaim, Ceardshiopa Inis Oírr Teo, 1983
  • Mo Chathair Ghríobháin, An Gúm, 1981
  • An Gaiscíoch Beag, An Gúm, 1979
  • Cuairt ar Oileáin Árann/Guide to the Aran Islands, published annually since 1978 by Ceardshiopa Inis Oírr Teo.


  • Window On Aran, by Sean Spellissy, 2003, ISBN 0 9545218

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