Peadar Ó Doirnín

Life
(?1700-1769); b. nr. Dundalk (though assigned to Cashel, Co. Tipperary in an account by John O”Daly); tutor to family of Arthur Brownlow of Lurgan; m. Rose Toner; hedge-school master at Forkhill; believed active as a Whiteboy, c.1740; copied Keating”s Foras Feasa ar Eirinn in extant manuscript; mocks Muiris Ó Gormáin for lack of English; love poems include “Mná na hEireann”, “M”Uilleagán Dubh O”, and well-known “Ur-Chnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte”; others incl. drinking song “Captain Fuiscí”; his poetry reflects political confusions of period and a devotion to the pleasures of the flesh; wrote verse in English to Irish metres; bur. Urney Urnea], on Louth-Armagh border.

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Works
Breandán Ó Buachalla, ed., Peadar Ó Doirnín: Amhráin (1969).

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