Seán Clárach is the first readers’ edition of the poems of Seán Clárach Mac Dónaill (1691–1754), a Jacobite poet from the Charleville district in Co. Cork. His works continue to be valued for the portrayal of the turmoil and the joys in his own life and of the complications and tragedy of the political events of his time, always expressed elegantly and with vigour. His ‘Bímse buan ar buairt gach ló’ is still popular today. This edition which contains an incisive and wide-ranging.
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Éamonn Ó hÓgáin has a comprehensive knowledge of the lexicon of Modern Irish for the period from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the living language of today. He has been Editor of an Gúm publishing house and Editor / Director of Foclóir na Nua- Ghaeilge (1600–2000) in the Royal Irish Academy. His publications include Díolaim Focal (A) ó Chorca Dhuibhne (1984), Foclóir Parlaiminte: Dictionary of Parliamentary Terms (2001), agus Foclóir Reiligiúin (2006). introduction together with extensive notes and glossaries is an invaluable resource for general readers and students of Irish literature.