by Paul Synnott
Liam MacGabhann was born in Valentia Island, Co Kerry in 1908. He initially worked as a teacher and went on to become a highly regarded journalist. He was a staunch Republican and long time friend of President Eamon DeValera. He was also a poet, writing poems from an early age. He lived in Skerries for a number of years in the 1950’s where his sister Rita had settled with her husband David O’Sullivan and children.