Hugh and Andrew MacCurtin

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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MacCurtin, Hugh and Andrew, natives of Clare, distinguished as poets in the 18th century. Hugh wrote an Irish Grammar, an English-Irish Dictionary, and an essay in vindication of the antiquity of Ireland. MSS. in the Library of Trinity College, copied by Andrew between 1716 and 1720, are referred to by Eugene O'Curry, who styles him "one of the best Gaedhlic scholars then living."

Sources

260. O'Curry, Eugene: Manuscript Materials of Ancient Irish History. Dublin, 1861.

289. Poets and Poetry of Munster: John O'Daly. Dublin, 1853.
Prendergast, John P., see No. 93.

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