Aongus Ruadh Ó Dálaigh
?1550-1617 [var. Aonghusa na nAor/Angus of the Satires]; employed by Sir
George Carew and Mountjoy to lampoon the Irish chieftains and instigate
enmity between them and was assassinated. DIW ODNB OCIL
The Tribes of Ireland: A Satire, by Aenghusa ODaly,
with poetical trans. by James Clarence Mangan, and a historical account
of the ODaly family by John ODonovan (Dublin 1852).
Alice Curtayne, The Irish Story: A Survey of Irish History and Culture (Dublin: Clonmore & Reynolds 1962): The other story is how the Deputy maliciously hired a poet named Angus ODaly to go around among the few remaining chieftains and satirise them on their fallen estate. Few of these men were now able to maintain a poet in their household and ODaly was glad of a job from anyone. With his pointed wit, he jibed at the MacGillicuddys for their gloom, the OReillys for their helplessness, the OSullivans for the bad wine they gave their guests. But when a servant of the OMeaghers heard this kind of performance, he could not endure the insult to his masters. He plunged a knife in the mocker and thus ended the poets career. (p.91.)
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Dictionary of National Biography lists Aengus ODaly
(d.1350); Aengus ODaly (d.1617), Irish poet, wrote abusive poem
on the Irish tribes; assassinated [var. murdered DIW].
H. Hovelaque, Anthologie de la Littérature
irlandaise des origines au XXe siècle (Paris Libraire Delagrave
1924), gives extract Ode au Milésian by Angus ODaly
in trad. C. de Feuillide, 1859 (pp.88-89.). Hovelaque was professeur
au lycée Saint-Louis.