O'Hussey, last hereditary bard of the great sept of the Maguires of Fermanagh, flourished about 1630. When quite a youth he celebrated in verse the escape of Hugh Roe O'Donnell from Dublin Castle. The noble ode which O'Hussey addressed to Hugh Maguire, when that chief went on a dangerous expedition, has been translated by Mangan. Samuel Ferguson says "there is a vivid vigour in these descriptions, and a savage power.. which claim a character almost approaching to sublimity.


232. Mangan, James Clarence, Memoir and Works: John Mitchel. New York, 1869.