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A readers’ edition of the poems of Aodh Buí Mac Crúitín (c.1680–1755).
Born near Liscannor, Co. Clare, Aodh Buí Mac Crúitín collaborated with Jonathan Swift in Dublin; travelled to Louvain where he published an Irish Grammar; enlisted in Lord Clare’s Regiment of the Irish Brigade in Flanders in 1728; and, in 1732, published and English-Irish dictionary in Paris. He returned to Ireland in 1738 and taught in his native Kilmacreehy. This edition contains extensive notes and glossaries and is an invaluable resource for general readers and students of Irish literature.
Vincent Morley is a former research fellow of the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute at University College Dublin. He is author of An Crann os Coill: Aodh Buí Mac Cruitín c.1680–1755 (Dublin, 1995), Irish Opinion and the American Revolution, 1760–1783 (Cambridge, 2002) and Washington i gCeannas a Ríochta: Cogadh Mheiriceá agus Litríocht na Gaeilge (Dublin, 2005).