Mac Cárthaigh, Eoin

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Dease, Thomas (Déis, Tomás)

Dease, Thomas (Déis, Tomás) (c. 1568–1651/2), catholic bishop of Meath and poet in Irish, was second of three sons of Richard Dease of Turbotstown, Co. Westmeath, and his wife Lady Eleanor Nugent of Carlanstown, Co. Meath. He was closely related to the Nugents of Delvin…

De Bhailís, Colm

De Bhailís, Colm (1796–1906), composer of traditional songs, was born 2 May 1796 in the area known as Ceantar na nOileán (then an isolated island district), west of Béal an Daingin in Connemara, Co. Galway. The precise location of his birth is unknown; Denvir (p. 8) suggests three…

de Bhaldraithe, Tomás

de Bhaldraithe, Tomás (1916–96), Irish-language scholar, was born in Ballincurra, Co. Limerick, one of five children of Pádraig de Bhaldraithe (1884–1953), civil servant, from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, and Eilís Nic Conmara (1886–1973) from near Kilkee, Co. Clare. When his family…

Dinneen, Patrick Stephen

Dinneen, Patrick Stephen (Ó Duinnín, Pádraig Stiabhna ) (1860–1934), Irish language lexicographer, was born 25 December 1860 on a smallholding in Carn townland near Rathmore in the Sliabh Luachra district of Co. Kerry, fifth of ten children of Maitiú Ó Duinnín, farmer and livestock…

Ó Caiside, Tomás Bán

Ó Caiside, Tomás Bán (c.1700–d. p. 1749), renegade Augustinian, rake, and folklore persona, was the son of Eoghan son of Éamann Odhar, and brought up in Leacht an Driseacháin, Co. Roscommon, about halfway between Castlerea and Tulsk. Ó Muraíle suggests…

Ó Cléirigh, Cú Choigcríche (O'Clery, Peregrine)

Ó Cléirigh, Cú Choigcríche (O'Clery, Peregrine) (fl. 1630–62), one of the ‘four masters’, was from Baile Uí Chléirigh, Co. Donegal. His father, Diarmaid, might possibly be the Diarmaid son of An Cosnamhach found in an Ó Cléirigh genealogy, and/or the ‘Dermot O Clery’…

Ó Creag, Séamus (Craig, James Patrick)

Ó Creag, Séamus (Craig, James Patrick) (1863–1934), Irish–language teacher, writer, and scholar, was born into the large Irish-speaking family of Pádraig Ó Creag, small farmer of Droim na Soileach in the Glenties, Co. Donegal, and Ann (or Máire) Gildea, from nearby Mín na Tine…

Ó Duilearga, Séamus (James Hamilton DELARGY)

Ó Duilearga, Séamus (James Hamilton DELARGY) (1899–1980), folklorist, was born 26 May 1899 in Cushendall, Co. Antrim, son of James Delargy, publican from a long line of seafarers, and Mary Josephine Delargy (née McQuillan). He had one brother. His father died when he was 2, and the…

Ó hEódhasa, Giolla Brighde

Ó hEódhasa, Giolla Brighde (Bonaventura, Bonaventure O’Hussey (O'Hosey)) (d. 1614), poet, grammarian, and counter-reformation Franciscan, was from somewhere in Clogher diocese, probably Baile Uí Eódhasa in Co. Fermanagh. Poetry was the hereditary profession of his family. It is…

Ó hUiginn, Pilib Bocht

Ó hUiginn, Pilib Bocht (d. 1487), ‘bardic’ poet, was the son of Conn Crosach. Nothing more is known of his line of descent, nor of where he lived. His obituary is found in the Annals of Ulster, where he is described as an observantine Franciscan brother and as the best and most…

Ó Maolchonaire, Fearfeasa

Ó Maolchonaire, Fearfeasa (fl. 1630–46), one of the Four Masters, son of Lochlainn, was from the group of townlands in Co. Roscommon called Baile Uí Mhaolchonaire (see the writers' prefaces to the works of the ‘four masters’). His father may be the ‘Loughlin O'…

Ó Maolchonaire, Muiris

Ó Maolchonaire, Muiris (d. 1645), contributor to the ‘Annals of the four masters’, was the son of Torna and Áine and was from Co. Roscommon. His county of origin and his father's name are found in the authors’ preface to the Franciscan manuscript of AFM (…