From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
MacConmara, Donough, author of the "Fair Hills of Ireland," and other poetical pieces, was born at Cratloe, County of Clare, early in the 18th century. His intemperate and irregular habits, which adhered to him through life, prevented his reaping any happiness for himself by his genius. Most of his days were passed as a hedge schoolmaster; yet he managed to visit the Continent more than once, and also Canada. He died at a very advanced age in 1814, and was buried at Newtown, near Kilmacthomas. He wrote poems in Irish, English, and Latin.
289. Poets and Poetry of Munster: John O'Daly. Dublin, 1853.
Prendergast, John P., see No. 93.
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