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Ó Cléirigh (Cú Choigcríche mac Diarmada mheic Taidhg Chaim)

  • s. xvimed
  • Irish poets, historians, scholars
Irish poet and possibly historian, a son of Diarmaid son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh (not to be confused with his better known namesake, the annalist Cú Choigcríche (son of Diarmaid) Ó Cléirigh). Five of his poems are preserved in NLI MS G 167 and another in a Copenhagen MS.


See also: Tadhg Cam Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Tadhg Cam) (d. 1492) – According to his obit in AFM s.a. 1492, ollamh to the Uí Dhomhnaill in history, poetry and literature (i n-eiccsi, h-i filidheacht ⁊ a senchus).
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Diarmaid mac Taidhg Chaim Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Diarmaid mac Taidhg Chaim) (d. 1522) – Irish scholar, historian and poet, who was a son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh. His obit in the Annals of Ulster describes him as a duine maith ealadhna and sai re sencus ⁊ fer dána maith. He was slain in 1522.
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Ó Cléirigh familyÓ Cléirigh family / Uí Cléirigh / Uí Chléirigh – learned Irish family, who produced many poets and historians to chiefs of the Uí Dhomhnaill.
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Cosnamhach mac Con Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cosnamhach mac Con Choigcríche) (d. 1584) – A son of Cú Choigcríche, son of Diarmaid son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh, and brother of the poet Mac Con.
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Mac Con mac Con Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Mac Con mac Con Choigcríche) (d. 1595?) – Irish poet and historian, who was a son of Cú Choigcríche son of Diarmaid son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh and ollamh to the Uí Dhomhnaill. The AFM laud him for his erudition, eloquence and religious piety.
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Muiris Ballach mac Con Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Muiris Ballach mac Con Choigcríche) (d. 1572) – A son of Cú Choigcríche, son of Diarmaid son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh, and a brother of the poet Mac Con; was executed with two poets in 1572.
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Sources

Secondary sources (select)

Walsh, Paul, The O Cléirigh family of Tír Conaill: an essay, with the O Cléirigh genealogies, Dublin: O Lochlainn, 1938. viii + 50 pp + 3 pl.
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