Caitlín Maude

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Caitlín MaudeCaitlín Maude (1941-1982) was an Irish poet, actress and traditional singer.

She was born in Casla, County Galway and educated at University College Galway. She taught at schools in Counties Kildare, Mayo, and Wicklow.

One of her poetic works is "An Geibheann" describing an imprisoned Lion. This poem is studied in Gaeilge in some Secondary Schools for the Leaving and Junior Certificate Gaeilge Árdléibheal (Irish Higher Level).

As a member of the Dublin Irish-speaking community she was active in many campaigns, including the establishment of the Irish-Medium primary school Scoil Santain in Tallaght, County Dublin. An accomplished actor, she played the leading role in Máiréad Ní Ghráda's An Triail in 1964 and jointly wrote the drama Lasair Choille with Michael Hartnett; she also wrote prose and poetry.

She was a superb Sean Nós singer. Her sole album, "Caitlín" (1975), is a classic in the genre.

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