Patrick J O’Shea (1855-1928?) is a rather obscure Irish-language writer who wrote mainly under the pseudonym Conán Maol. Articles of his appeared in the organ of the Gaelic League, An Claidheamh Soluis, and it is believed he was a founding member of the Belfast branch of the League. His 1901 work, Shane The Proud: A Fragment of Irish History, a short historical sketch of the history of Shane O’Neill in both Irish and English, is featured in an anthology of Irish Literature published circa 1904. His other bibliography includes Aodh Ó Néill, an Irish-language play based on the life of the Earl of Tyrone.