Writing in Irish in County Monaghan: Thirteen Hundred Years of Tradition

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This article is a survey of county Monaghan's literary tradition in the Irish language. It ranges across a broad expanse of material beginning with the poetry of Blathmac of the Fir Rois and the prose tales of the Book of Droim Sneachta in the eighth century and extending down to the end of the south-east Ulster manuscript tradition around 1900.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMonaghan History and Society: Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County
EditorsPatrick J. Duffy, Éamonn Ó Ciardha
Place of PublicationTempleogue, Dublin 6 W.
PublisherGeography Publications
ISBN (Print)978 0 906602 836
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jun 2017


  • Airgíalla
  • Three Collas
  • Cín Dromma Snechtai
  • Blathmac
  • Uí Néill
  • Lebor na Cert
  • Genealogies
  • Topographical Poems
  • Bardic Poems on the Clann Mhathghamhna (Mac Mahons)
  • Comhairle Mhic Clámha
  • Poems of the Penal Period
  • Eoghan Ó Mearáin
  • Fr. Brian Ó Cathaláin
  • Micheál Ó Cathaláin
  • Séamus Mac Giolla Ruaidh
  • Brian Mac Cionnaoith
  • Tomás Ó Conchubhair
  • Éamonn Mac Cába
  • Muiris Ó Gormáin
  • Manuscripts
  • The Spiritual Rose
  • Énrí Ó Muirgheasa
  • Seosamh Laoide
  • Éamonn Ó Tuathail.


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