Dónal Ó Colmáin

Life
Cork priest and putative author of Parliament na mBan (1703), appearing with a preface addressed to James Cotter (1689-1720), containing commentary on the manner in which men refuse to admit ‘that women are human at all’ but rather that they are ‘nothing but a malum necessarium’.

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Criticism
Brian Ó Cuív, ed., Párliament na mBan (1952); see also comments in Declan Kiberd, Inventing Ireland: The Literature of the Modern Nation (London: Jonathan Cape 1995), p.178.

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