Aongus Fionn Ó Dálaigh

Life
?1520-1570 [var. Aongus na Diadhachta]; prob. b. Co. Meath; head of the branch of the Ó Dálaigh family, poets to MacCarthys of Desmond and was friend and teacher to Domhnall Mac Cárthaigh, (Earl of Clancarty, whose elegy he wrote in 1596; he regarded praise poetry as dishonest and all but four of his fifty-five surviving works are on religious subjects, e.g., the Blessed Virgin (“Grian na Maighdean Máthair Dé [Sun of All Maidens is the Mother of God]”, Jesus, the Eucharist, the Cross, penance, death and the transience of worldly beauty. DIW OCIL

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Works
Tadhg Gaedhealach Ó Súilleabháin, Pious Miscellany, ed. John O’Daly (Dublin 1858); Fáilte Romhat a Rí na n-Aingeal, ed. C. Ward (Dublin 1911); L. McKenna, SJ, ed., Dioghluim Dána (1938), et al.

Criticism
Lambert McKenna, ed., and trans. Dánta do cum Aonghus Fionn Ó Dálaigh (1919).

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