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Frank Hugh O'Donnell

(1848—1916) writer and controversialist


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(1848–1916), politician and author. Born in Co. Donegal and educated at Queen's College, Galway [see universities], he entered Parliament as nationalist MP for Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, 1877–85. In Souls for Gold (1899) he argued that Yeat's The Countess Cathleen was blasphemous. He followed up this assault on the Abbey Theatre with The Stage-Irishman of the Pseudo-Celtic Revival (1904), attacking Synge in particular.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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