Patrick Joseph Hartigan

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Sagart Astráileach ba ea Patrick Joseph Hartigan. (13 Deireadh Fómhair 187827 Nollaig 1952) Cheap sé dánta faoin ainm John O'Brien agus bhí cáil ar a chnuasach Around the Boree Log i lár an 20ú aois. Tá Gaeilge go leor fite fuaite sa Bhéarla iontu san, lethéidi 'shandrydan', 'thuckeen' agus á rá leis.

Cainteoirí dúchais Gaeilge iad a thúismitheoirí, Patrick Hartigan ( 1842-1940) agus Mary Townsell (1846-1934), arbh as Lios Uí Chathasaigh, Contae an Chláir iad araon. Thangadar go New South Wales i seascaidí an 19ú aois. Deir a ngarmhac Frank Mecham,:

[T]hey used to speak in Gaelic when there was something they did not want us youngsters to know.

Léigh freisinCuir in Eagar

  • Mecham, Frank. 'John O'Brien' and the Boree Log , Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1981
  • Mecham, Frank. 'Memories of School', Australasian Catholic Record, LXVI, April, 1989,2,lgh 181-188.