Songs of an Irish Poet by Brian Anthony Brennan
The Mary O'Leary Story

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The first full-length biography of one of the most celebrated Irish-language folk poets of the nineteenth century, one of the only poets of her generation to achieve name recognition after her death. The book contains new English-language translations of Mary O'Leary's entire poetic canon, including her best-known song, "The Battle of Keimaneigh" (Cath Chéim an Fhia), a stirring description of an armed clash in 1822 between militia troops and a secret society of Catholic tenant farmers known as the Whiteboys.

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Published August 2, 2011 by Brian Brennan. 148 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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