(1670–1749), poet and scribe. Son of Seán Ó Neachtain, he was born in the Liberties, Dublin, where he spent most of his life. His houses were meeting-places for Irish scholars from about 1700. In 1726 a poem of his, ‘Sloinfead scothadh na Gaoidhilge grinn’, names twenty-six Gaelic scholars working in Dublin and its environs, among them Pól Mac Aogáin, a Franciscan priest, and other Catholic clergy. One of his patrons was Anthony Raymond (Uaithne Réamonn), Fellow of TCD, for whom he wrote a panegyric.
From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.