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Ó Cléirigh (O'Clery) family

  • authors, scholars, scribes
  • Connacht, Ulster, Tír Chonaill, County Donegal
learned Irish family, who produced many poets and historians to chiefs of the Uí Dhomhnaill.
See also: Ó Domhnaill dynastyÓ Domhnaill dynasty
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Cú Choigcríche Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cú Choigcríche) (d. in or after 1664) – Irish scholar, poet, historian and scribe; one of the so-called ‘Four Masters’.
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Lughaidh Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Lughaidh) (c.1580–c.1630) – 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.
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Mícheál Ó CléirighO'Clery (Michael) (d. 1643) – Irish scholar, historian and scribe
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Seán Ó Cléirigh [d. 1846]Ó Cléirigh (Seán) ... d. 1846 (1778–1846) – Seán (or John) Ó Cleirigh, Irish scribe who could probably claim descent from certain illustrious scholars of the Uí Chléirigh, even if his own testimony seems fuzzy and inconsistent. He appears to have had, perhaps inherited, an unknown number of Irish manuscripts written by or associated with Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh, five of which he brought to Dublin in 1817.
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Cormac mac Diarmada mheic Taidhg Chaim Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cormac mac Diarmada mheic Taidhg Chaim) (d. 1542) – Irish friar, a son of Diarmaid son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh.
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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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Cú Choigcríche mac Diarmada mheic Taidhg Chaim Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cú Choigcríche mac Diarmada mheic Taidhg Chaim) (s. xvimed) – 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.
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Cú Choigcríche mac Meic Con Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Cú Choigcríche mac Meic Con) – A son of the Irish poet Mac Con mac Con Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh and descendant of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh.
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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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Giolla Riabhach mac Taidhg Chaim Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Giolla Riabhach mac Taidhg Chaim) (d. 1527) – Irish poet, historian and scholar, who was a son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh.
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Giolla Riabhach mac Tuathail Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Giolla Riabhach Mór) – Irish scribe, son of Tuathal son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh. He is the main scribe of Harleian MS 5820 and Rawlinson MS 514 containing Maghnus Ó Domhnall’s Life of Colum Cille.
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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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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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Tuathal mac Taidhg Chaim Ó CléirighÓ Cléirigh (Tuathal mac Taidhg Chaim) (d. 1512) – Irish poet and historian, who was a son of Tadhg Cam Ó Cléirigh.
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See also references for related subjects.
Jennings, Brendan, “Micheál Ó Cléirigh, chief of the Four Masters, and his associates” [1936], in: Ó Muraíle, Nollaig [ed.], Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, his associates and St Anthony’s College Louvain, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2008. 19–122.
19   [1] “The Ó Cléirighs of Tír Chonaill”
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.