Matthew Concanen

(1701—1749) writer and lawyer

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(1701–1749), poet and journalist. He published in Dublin A Match of Football, or The Irish Champions (1721), a mock-heroic poem, as well as Poems upon Several Occasions (1722). He moved to London. A Supplement to the Profound (1728) earned him a place in Pope's The Dunciad. His Miscellaneous Poems (1724) was the first collection of works by Irish authors. Wexford Wells (1721) is a comic opera, and he adapted Richard Brome's The Jovial Crew in 1731.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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