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Piaras Mac Gearailt

(1702—1795)


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(1702–1795),

poet. Born near Ballymacoda, Co. Cork. He converted to Protestantism to retain the family farm, and in his tortured poem ‘A chogair, a charaid’ he expresses remorse. His best-known poem is the rousing Jacobite battle-song, ‘Rosc Catha na Mumhan’.

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Subjects: Literature.


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