Ré na bPéindlíthe, Uirísliú na nGael agus an Aisling

Translated title of the contribution: Penal Laws and Jacobite Poetry

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Irish loyalty to the Stuart dynasty first manifested itself in the immediate aftermath of James VI and James I's succession to the English throne and Irish crown. Irish Jacobitism would become closely associated with the Catholic aristocracy in Ireland and abroad and was vigorously promoted in Ireland by the Jacobite literati. Their poetry, in particular the aisling (allegorical vision poem) flourished in this political vaccum and international news, particularly news pertaining to the Jacobite Pretender and his allies abroad, frequently finds its way into poetry of the period, including some of the poems included here.
Translated title of the contributionPenal Laws and Jacobite Poetry
Original languageIrish
Title of host publicationBone and Marrow
Subtitle of host publicationCnámh agus Smior
EditorsSamuel K. Fisher, Brian Ó Conchubhair
Place of PublicationCanada
PublisherWake Forest University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-943667-00-0
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 17 Mar 2022


  • Jacobite
  • Poetry
  • Aisling
  • translation


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