Aengus O'Daly

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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O'Daly, Aengus, an Irish poet of the 16th century, was one of those who, at the instance of Florence MacCarthy, was employed by the Government to satirize and write down his countrymen. His Satire on the Tribes of Ireland was published in 1852, from manuscript copies in the Royal Irish Academy, with notes by John O'Donovan, accompanied by a literal translation, and a poetical version previously made by Clarence Mangan. It contains much local information, and throws considerable light on the manners and customs of the times in which he wrote. O'Daly was stabbed in the house of one O'Meagher, near Roscrea, 16th December 1617, on account of some lines in his Satire regarding O'Meagher.

Sources

263a. O'Daly, Aengus: Tribes of Ireland. Dublin, 1852.

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