Andrew MacCurtin

(c. 1670—1738) poet and scribe

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(?1650–?1738), poet; born to a family of hereditary poets in Moyglass, near Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare, where he was educated and where he spent most of his life, teaching and working as a scribe. His best-known poem, composed in old age, describes the neglect into which his profession has fallen.

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

Subjects: Literature.

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