Mathghamhain Ó hIfearnáin

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Mathghamhain Ó hIfearnáin, early modern Irish poet, fl. 1585.

Ó hIfearnáin was living in the Shronell district of County Tipperary in the late 16th century, and wrote poems on the decline of the profession of poetry. His best-known poem, Ceist! Cia do cheinneóchadh dán?, describes his journey across Munster in search of a buyer for a well-wrought poem. Another is A mhic, ná meabhraigh éigse.

See also


  • Ceist! cia do cheinneóchadh dán? in Irish Bardic Poetry, Ed. Osborn Bergin. Dublin, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (1970) page 145-146

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