The Irish poet and scholar has died aged 99. She studied in Paris before becoming an Irish diplomat in Spain during Franco’s reign. Then she turned to poetry, releasing a number of collections such as Colagh an Ghaiscigh, and An Cion go dti Seo. Mhac an tSaio won the O’Shaugnessy Award in 1988. She wrote and promoted extensively the Irish language. Maire was a unique pick for The Sickbed of Cuchulainn.
Maire Mhac an tSaio
4 April 1922 – 16 October 2021