Tadhg Comchosach Ó Dálaigh

Life
fl.1375 [“Crooked Legs”]; ed. Bardic school; joined Franciscans against suasions of friends, as recorded in one of his best poems; another celebrates the building of a hostel for learned men at Emania, by Nial Mór Ó Néill. poems incl. “Dá grádh do fhágbhas Eirinn” expressing love of his people and religious motives for self-exile; “Bean an n-aith-éirghe Eire”, addressed to Niall Mór Ó Néill (d.1397), possibly at the time of his inauguration in 1365-66. DIW

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Works
See T. F. Ó Ratháille, Measgra Dánta (Cork 1927) and C. Mhág Craith, ed., Dán na mBráthar Mionúr I (1967) [Poems 1 & 2].

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Notes
Maolmhuidhe Ó hUiginn (fl.1590) cites Ó Dálaigh as an example of someone who left Ireland for the purposes of self-denial in ‘Afhir théid go Fiadh bhFrinidh’.

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