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Ó Cléirigh (Lughaidh)

  • c.1580–c.1630
  • authors
  • County Donegal, Tir Conaill
Irish historian and poet, known best as the author of a ‘biography’ of Aodh Ruadh Ó Domhnaill (Beatha Aodha Ruaidh Uí Dhomhnaill) and as one of the initiators of the ‘Contention of the Bards’; was one of the sons of Mac Con Ó Cléirigh and a cousin of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh.


See also: 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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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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McGuire, James, and James Quinn (eds.), Dictionary of Irish biography, online ed. (2009), Online: Royal Irish Academy; Cambridge University Press. URL: <http://dib.cambridge.org>.
[id. 6,306.] McGettigan (Darren), ‘Ó Cléirigh (O'Clery), Lughaidh’ direct link
Breathnach, Diarmuid, and Máire Ní Mhurchú, Ainm.ie, Online: Fiontar, DCU. URL: <http://ainm.ie>. 
comments: The contents of the site are based on the series Beathaisnéis (a haon, a do, etc.) by Diarmuid Breathnach and Máire Ní Mhurchú.
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