Tomás Ruadh O Súilleabháin

1785-1848 [var. Ó Súilloibháin]; b. Co. Kerry, hedgeschool master; recognised Daniel O’Connell’s greatness in Jacobite poem; Amhráin na Leabhair [Song of the Books], a poem regarding the loss of his books crossing by boat from Cahirdaniel to Portmagee, and lamenting volumes of Cato, Euclid, Keating’s History [Foras Feasa], the Psalter of Cashel, MSS of nationalist tracts; the New Testament, and Bishop Ó Gallchobhair’s Sermons. His poetry collected and printed by Séamus Dubh as Amhráin Thomáis Ruaidh, The Songs of Thmás Ruadh O’Sullivan the Iveragh Poet (Dublin 1914). DIW

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