LIAM O’FLAHERTY, had the dubious honour of being the first novelist to endure the wrath of the Free State censors, when his The House Of Gold was banned.
Today regarded as one of Ireland’s finest 20th century writers, the Aran Islander saw many of his subsequent novels suffer the same fate, despite finding publishers abroad. However it was not until the founding of Wolfhound Press by Seamus Cashman in 1974 that many of O’Flaherty works finally found an Irish publishing house. Cashman’s publishing house re-printed many of O’Flaherty’s novels and collections of short stories throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Seamus Cashman is coming to Galway next week to speak about the life and work of Liam O’Flaherty in Galway City Library, St Augustine Street, on Thursday April 30 at 6pm. The talk is hosted by The Liam & Tom O’Flaherty Society. Admission is free to this illustrative talk and all are welcome.