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Peadar O'Donnell (1893-1987)

Peadar O'Donnell was born and educated in Meenamore before studying to become a teacher in Dublin where he taught for several years. He joined the Transport & General Workers' Union in 1918. During the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921) O'Donnell fought with the IRA, took the Anti-Treary side during the Civil War (1921-1924)