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A poem on the mutilation of Brian Óg Ó Néill (d. 1449)

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dc.contributor.author Ó Riain, Gordon
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-22T15:32:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-22T15:32:57Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Gordon Ó Riain (2010) 'A poem on the mutilation of Brian Óg Ó Néill (d. 1449)'. Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies, 37 :92-111. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5839
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The subject of the poem edited here, Brian Óg Ó Néill, was a son of Brian (d. 1401 /2) and grandson of Éinrí Aimhréidh (d. 1392).' The branch of the Í Néill to which he belonged was antagonistic to the reigning Ó Neill, Eóghan, and presented a threat to his rule (2) In 1435 Brian Óg allied with Neachtain Ó Domhnaill against Ó Néill on two occasions, the second of which provides the background to our poem (3) Neachtain precipitated the second alliance of that year by endowing Brian Óg with Ballyshannon Castle. Brian Óg broke faith with Neachtain, however, and parleyed with Ó Neill under the protection of the latter's newly appointed ollamh Conchobhar Ruadh Mac Con Midhe (4) Upon his arrival at Ó Neill's stronghold Brian Óg was seized, his hand and foot severed, and two of his sons mutilated, one of whom died immediately (5) On the basis of the present poem we know Brian Óg's limbs to have been interred in Derry, although Brian Óg himself was to survive until 14496 All tbis took place in violation of Mac Con Midhe's protection provoking him to satirize Eóghan Ó Néill's sons en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher National University of Ireland en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Eigse- A Journal of Irish Studies, MacMathúna, Liam (editor);37, pp. 92-111
dc.relation.uri http://www.nui.ie/eigse/
dc.subject Brian Óg Ó Néill en_US
dc.title A poem on the mutilation of Brian Óg Ó Néill (d. 1449) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-06-12T10:01:47Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1647704
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Eigse-A Journal Of Irish Studies
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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