Mac Coitir (Séamus Óg)

  • c.1689–1720
  • County Cork, Corcach
Jacobite leader, eldest son of Sir Séamus Mac Coitir (James Cotter) and his second wife Ellen Plunkett. Párliament na mBan was written for him when he was still young. He was convicted of rape and in 1720, executed by hanging, an act which popular opinion held to be politically motivated and which gave rise to a number of Irish elegies.

See also: Domhnall Ó ColmáinÓ Colmáin (Domhnall) (c.1645–c.1704) – Irish Catholic priest, author of Párliament na mban.
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Breathnach, Diarmuid, and Máire Ní Mhurchú,, Online: Fiontar, DCU. URL: <>. 
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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