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Eoghan Ó Caoimh

(1655—1726) poet and scribe


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(?1655–1726), scholar and poet. Born into a bardic family in Co. Cork, he married Eilionóir de Nógla (Nagle) in 1680 and spent some years first in Co. Kerry, and then near Cork, where he copied manuscripts. Following the deaths of his wife in 1707 and his son Art in 1709, he was ordained in 1717, becoming parish priest at Doneraile, whence he conducted a sharp correspondence with Seán Clárach Mac Domhnaill.

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

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