Lorcán S. Ó Treasaigh was born in Marino, Dublin in 1957. He went to Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan and later St Patrick’s College, Maynooth (BA in Irish and Sociology). He completed his HDip in Education in Trinity College, Dublin. He considers Seosamh Mac Grianna and Seán Ó Riordáin to be the writers who most influenced him. During the 1970s Lorcán spent some time in Wales.
In 1982 he won £1,000 in the Guinness-Comhar Competition for short stories with ‘Searcscéal sceadach’. Aisling Ní Dhonnchadha discussed his first novel, Sracfhéachaint (Coiscéim, 1986), with him in an interview in Comhar in December 1987. Lorcán has built on his creative writing career since then: An dealbhadóir sa ghairdín (Coiscéim, 1991), won a prize in the Oireachtas competitions 1990. Bás san Oirthear (Comhar, 1992) followed. Michael Davitt acted as literary editor for Comaitéir (Coiscéim, 1995). Céard é English? (Cois Life 2002) has been chosen as a university text on Modern Irish courses in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.
His most recent work is the novel Cnoc na Lobhar (Cois Life, 2007).
Updated June 2017
Cnoc na Lobhar (Cois Life, 2007)
Bás san Oirthear (Comhar Teoranta, 1992)
An dealbhadóir sa ghairdín (Coiscéim, 1991)
Sracfhéachaint: úrscéal gairid (Coiscéim, 1986)
Céard é English? (Cois Life, 2002) – Autobiographical fiction
Comaitéir (Coiscéim, 1995)