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Giolla Brighde Mac Con Midhe

(c. 1197—1272) poet


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(?1210–?1272), poet; born into the Mac Con Midhe bardic family. His chief patrons were members of the O'Gormley family. He dedicated poems to members of the O'Donnell family and at least one to an O'Neill. Mac Con Midhe married and had children, all of whom died at an early age. His most famous poem, ‘Deán oram trócaire, a Thríonnóid’, beseeches heaven for a child to replace those he has lost, and concludes with a request to Brigit to intervene for him. It appears that there was another poet of the same name who lived earlier in the 13th cent.

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

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