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Songs of an Irish Poet: The Mary OLeary Story Brian Anthony Brennan

Songs of an Irish Poet: The Mary OLeary Story

Brian Anthony Brennan

Published August 22nd 2007
ISBN : 9780978273903
Paperback
148 pages
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The first full-length biography of one of the most celebrated Irish-language folk poets of the nineteenth century, one of the only poets of her generation to achieve name recognition after her death. The book contains new English-languageMoreThe first full-length biography of one of the most celebrated Irish-language folk poets of the nineteenth century, one of the only poets of her generation to achieve name recognition after her death. The book contains new English-language translations of Mary OLearys entire poetic canon, including her best-known song, The Battle of Keimaneigh (Cath Cheim an Fhia), a stirring description of an armed clash in 1822 between militia troops and a secret society of Catholic tenant farmers known as the Whiteboys.