Úna Ní Fhaircheallaigh / Agnes O'Farrelly

Agnes O'Farrelly (1874-1951), or Úna Ní Fhaircheallaigh as she was known by her Gaelic name, was a highly respected cultural and language activist and writer. She chaired the first meeting of Cumann na mBan in Wynn's Hotel in 1914 and was a member of the board of the Gaelic League. She is also notable as the first female author of a novel written in the Irish Language. more...

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This site provides digitised versions of a number of O'Farrelly's most important works. They are primarily publications of Conradh na Gaeilge and are presented here with kind permission of CnaG. These items are currently held in Cregan Library, St Patrick's Campus DCU

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Secondary School Scholarships: Mr. Birrell's anti-Irish proposal


This pamphlet relates to the campaign to put the Irish language on an equal footing with other subjects within the educational system. Augustine…

Filidheacht Sheagháin Uí Neachtain; Cuid a h-aon


A collection of elegies and love poetry by the Jacobite Seán Ó Neachtain, edited by O’Farrelly.

The Reign Of Humbug


This pamphlet was initially delivered as a talk at O’Farrelly’s alma mater, St. Mary’s University College. In it O’Farrelly denounces the…