Standish O’Grady is a renowned Irish author whose work is celebrated by supporters of the Irish Revival movement. Born on September 18, 1846, O’Grady hails from one of the oldest Irish families, with King Brian Boru’s lineage in their ancestry. The current chieftain of the family is O’Grady of Kilballyowen, County Limerick.
A distinguished Trinity College Dublin student, O’Grady became a barrister before shifting to journalism and authorship. He has served as an editor for the Kilkenny “Moderator” and the “All Ireland Review.” His books primarily focus on Irish history and historical romance, commonly set during earlier periods. “The Flight of the Eagle,” detailing the captivity and escapes of Red Hugh O’Donnell from Dublin Castle during Elizabeth I’s reign, is among his most popular works.